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

Posted 12 September 2018 · Add Comment

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, said: “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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