Skyborne Airline Academy launches with UK’s first B737 Max flight simulator

Gloucestershire Airport – 12 September 2018: Three leading figures in aviation training are today announcing the launch of Skyborne, a new airline training academy set to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry, with innovative, airline-focused training.

Aviation training entrepreneur Tom Misner (Chairman), Lee Woodward, previously business development director at CTC Aviation (CEO) and Ian Cooper, former operations director at CAE (COO) have unsurpassed experience in commercial aviation, education and training. Together they aim to establish the finest and most trusted airline training academy in the industry.

The new academy will welcome its first intake of cadets in October 2018, following the completion of a purpose built, state-of-the-art training facility at Gloucestershire Airport and will initially offer full-time frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL) training.

Lee Woodward, Skyborne CEO, says: “Our vision is that every trainee should graduate with the tools they need to really thrive in their chosen career. There is high demand for competent, suitable and resilient individuals in aviation. Our bespoke and airline-focused academy means we will be able to deliver such excellence.

“We have chosen Gloucestershire Airport as our home base due to its reputation as one of the top general aviation airports in the UK and its outstanding links to several British cities. Trainees will benefit significantly from our state-of-the-art facilities, complete with the country’s first Boeing 737 Max FTD1 flight simulator. From the flight operations centre, they will have direct access to a dedicated ramp with a short taxi to the runway. It is a great location from which to become completely immersed in the world of commercial airline pilot training.”

The leadership team’s extensive experience sees Skyborne adopting an entirely fresh approach to airline pilot training through progressive continuous learning (PCL) and a focus on quality rather than quantity.

Woodward continues: “We aim to ensure the highest standard of teaching, safety and relevant airline-style training is maintained and interactive instruction encouraged. After all, airline crew training should be as much about building strength of character as developing the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this diverse and often challenging industry.”

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About Skyborne Airline Academy

Skyborne Airline Academy is a modern airline training academy based at Gloucestershire Airport in the United Kingdom, newly established by industry experts, bringing a fresh approach to airline pilot training.

The Academy offers full-time frozen Airline Transport Pilot License (fATPL) training. All training is conducted from its state-of-the-art facility at Gloucestershire Airport, complete with the UK’s first Boeing 737 Max FTD1 flight simulator. Trainees will also spend training periods at California Aeronautical University (CAU) and Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). 

Founders Tom Misner (chairman), Lee Woodward (CEO) and Ian Cooper (COO) have unsurpassed experience in commercial aviation, education and training. It is their vision to create a training environment where the highest standard of teaching, safety and relevant
airline-style training is maintained and interactive instruction encouraged. 

Using a combination of tried and tested methods and the latest technology to assess competence, suitability, aptitude and resilience, Skyborne aims to recruit the very best candidates to minimise additional training, reduce failure rates and provide airlines with better pilots and cabin crew.

Skyborne wants to partner with leading international airlines to offer the best possible career opportunities for its graduates. https://skyborne.com/

 

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