Showing posts with label Skyborne Aviation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skyborne Aviation. Show all posts

23 January, 2022

United Airlines Selects Skyborne as Partner Flight School for Aviate Programme

Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach partners with United Airline's Aviate programme, offering Skyborne trainee pilots a route to the flight deck at United Airlines. The mentored career pathway takes trainees with zero or little flying experience through an FAA Part 141 programme to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), before eventually joining United as a First Officer.

As part of the partnership, trainee pilots accepted into Aviate will receive access to pilot mentors and a Conditional Job Offer for a First Officer position at United Airlines – all while training at Skyborne’s world-renowned facility in Vero Beach, Florida.

Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne, says: “The United Airlines Aviate Programme in partnership with Skyborne will immerse trainees in airline technique, custom and practice, equipping graduates with the skills to be truly flight deck ready.”

“In the US, air passenger numbers are now within 5% of 2019 levels* and in order to meet this demand for travel, the aviation industry needs focused initiatives like Aviate. United Airlines is leading the way in responding to the pilot shortage and we’re extremely proud this partnership will deliver the next generation of competent, professional and resilient airline pilots.”

In another U.S. industry first, trainees in the programme will also be eligible for the Skyborne Guarantee, a form of money-back guarantee upon successful completion of the Skyborne selection process and Private Pilot Certificate (PPC) phase.

Captain Curtis Brunjes, Managing Director of Aviate & Pilot Strategy, United Airlines, says: “We are thrilled to partner with Skyborne Airline Academy and are confident they will be an invaluable asset to Aviate due to their innovative approach to the aviation market, prestigious reputation and rigorous training. We look forward to working with them and welcoming more pilots to the United family.”

Skyborne and Aviate will work together to admit the best applicants to the programme. To train at Skyborne, an applicant must first meet Skyborne’s criteria, then pass a pilot selection process that includes aptitude and psychometric assessments, followed by an interview with Skyborne – all completed online to make the process more convenient for applicants. After Skyborne cadets have completed the Private Certification phase of training, they may apply to United’s Aviate programme.

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26 August, 2021

Skyborne Airline Academy Acquires Redbird MCX Training Simulators

Skyborne Academy Vero Beach, a modern airline training academy offering a fresh approach to pilot training, is proud to announce the addition of two Redbird MCX Training Simulators to its program. Representing the PA28 and PA44 aircraft, Skyborne will integrate these simulators into its FAA and UKCAA training programs next month, pending certification.

The Redbird MCX provides an enhanced training experience for both flight students and professional crew. It includes a dual, control-loading yoke system and dual rudder pedals for simultaneous pilot and copilot control, wrap-around visuals, and quick-change cockpit configurations to provide the highest quality of training for future pilots.

“At Skyborne, we aspire to be the most trusted airline training academy through an unparalleled approach to training that solves for gaps in the airline industry,” said Skyborne CEO Lee Woodward. “This includes investing in market-leading equipment, like the Redbird MCX Training Simulators, to ensure our cadets experience best-in-class training that will propel them into the next stage of their careers without interruption.

There is critical demand for professional pilots as the aviation industry is navigating a pilot shortage that is expected to grow in the coming years. The Redbird MCX was created to teach students to safely and effectively fly both alone and with someone else in the cockpit by putting students in real-world Crew Resource Management situations. This type of training is essential to pilots to be equipped with the right skillset to fill in the current talent gaps faced by the industry.

05 May, 2021

Skyborne Aviation completes its take over of Vero Beach Flight Academy

Skyborne Aviation Group has completed its take over of the Vero Beach Academy located in Vero Beach, Florida. It is now called “Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach” and will be the first pilot training base in the United States for the UK-headquartered airline academy.

“Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach” offers prospective pilots a full-time FAA Part 141 approved training on a 12-month residential program, airline pathway programs with leading US airlines, plus Private, Instrument, Commercial and Instructor courses. It will also serve as a fair-weather base for Skyborne’s UK CAA Integrated ATPL programme, and welcome trainees from the Academy’s IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme as they complete their US FAA 141 CPL SEIR plus ME flying.

23 February, 2021

Skyborne Aviation to buy up Vero Beach Flight Training Academy

Skyborne Aviation Group confirmed today it is proceeding with the proposed acquisition of its first pilot training base in the United States in Vero Beach, Florida.

Skyborne Airline Academy is a modern airline training academy based at Gloucestershire Airport in the United Kingdom and signed a definitive purchase agreement to purchase the Vero Beach Flight Training Academy, on February 16, 2021. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.  Established by industry experts, Skyborne bring a fresh approach to airline pilot training. 

“Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach” will offer prospective pilots US FAA Part 141 approved training on a 13-month residential programme, as well as individual, part-time modules. It will also serve as a fair-weather base for Skyborne’s UK CAA Integrated ATPL programme, and welcome trainees from the Academy’s IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme as they complete their US FAA 141 CPL SEIR plus ME flying.

Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne Aviation Group Limited, says: “This is a great day for Skyborne as we expand our global training footprint. Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach will deliver a unique value proposition to the US pilot training market, and we’ll soon share further information on our plans for this world-class facility.

“With decades of experience in training and education, and long-standing relationships with the world’s leading airlines, our team of directors and staff are committed to attracting top US talent, building the number one flight training school in the country.”

Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach will open in spring 2021, offering approximately 320 flying days every year in the Florida skies. Located on a 10-acre site between Orlando and West Palm Beach, the academy is minutes from the coast and situated within reach of 137 airports state-wide. With over 200 recently renovated bedrooms, a swimming pool, soccer field, volleyball court, cafes and bookshops, trainees can enjoy a full campus experience. 

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