UNITED AIRLINES AVIATE PROGRAM WITH SKYBORNE

Your direct route to a United flight deck.

UNITED AIRLINES AVIATE PROGRAM WITH SKYBORNE

This pilot career development program offers you a direct route to a United Airlines flight deck, the leading airline in the US.

United’s Aviate Program in partnership with Skyborne, provides you with a clear career pathway from the beginning of your flight training at the Skyborne Airline Academy, Vero Beach, Florida, to a position as a First Officer at United Airlines.  Skyborne has some unique features, not available anywhere else in the USA. Moreover, you get to train at one of the leading flight schools in the World.

You will learn to fly the ‘Skyborne way’. A unique approach to training, which will see you immersed in airline technique, custom and practice, meaning you will be “airline ready” by the time you leave Skyborne to join United Airlines as a First Officer.

Your journey begins by applying to Skyborne by using the APPLY button on this website.  Your application is then screened against criteria set by Skyborne, and if you meet the criteria, you will be invited to undergo pilot selection online. If successful, you will then begin your training on our full-time, residential FAA 141 course through CFI. Upon completion of CFI, if you meet Skyborne’s standard, you will be offered a job as a Flight Instructor with Skyborne. You will be fully mentored by Skyborne’s experienced Flight Standards team through to 1500 hours total time. Skyborne’s partnership with Aviate is truly a fully mentored, airline career pathway, delivered by one of the world’s most respected and professional flight schools.

Once you complete your Private, you will be eligible to apply to Aviate and benefit from the unique “Skyborne Guarantee”*.

*See below for further details on the Skyborne Guarantee

KEY FEATURES

1) This Aviate Program is a partnership between Skyborne and United Airlines and is an industry leading pilot career development program.

2) Candidates apply and are initially selected by Skyborne. Having achieved PPL, candidates can formally apply to United’s Aviate Program.

3) All training is delivered at the world renowned Skyborne Airline Academy, Vero Beach, Florida.

4) Trainees who undertake their Private, Instrument, Commercial and CFI will benefit from the Skyborne Guarantee.

5) Once accepted into the Aviate Program, you will receive a Conditional Program Admission from United Airlines.

6) Successful trainees will be offered a position as CFI with Skyborne and benefit from a clear path to UA with Skyborne – a true career development program with two great organizations.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY Requirements

YOU MUST:

  • Be a U.S citizen or show proof of the unrestricted right to live and work in the U.S.A
  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Possess an education level qualification equivalent to a U.S. High School diploma or higher. Education not obtained in the U.S. or at an IBO school must be certified as equivalent to a U.S High School diploma. This can be done through a member of NACES at www.naces.org/members.html. International education documents must be submitted in English or translated and certified.
  • Be fluent in English – both written and spoken. As a guide, you must be proficient enough to achieve ICAO Level 4.
  • Hold a valid FAA 1st Class Medical Certificate before the commencement of training. For further details please visit www.faa.gov or www.flightphysical.com
  • Be able to achieve clear background checks

SELECTION PROCESS

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Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link on this page and complete the online application form. You will be asked a number of questions which will be screened to assess your eligibility and suitability for Skyborne.

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If you meet the entry requirements you will receive an email link to invite you to complete a series of pilot aptitude tests and a psychometric questionnaire.

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If successful, you will be invited to complete an online interview and aptitude verification.

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Shortlisted candidates will be offered a place on the course subject to meeting documentation requirements.

There is no fee to apply or to complete the assessment process for the Aviate Program.

Skyborne is extremely proud to partner with United Airlines as part of the Aviate program.

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Once you successfully complete your Private Pilot Certificate (PPC), you can then formerly apply to United’s Aviate Program. You may also be eligible for the Skyborne Guarantee*

TRAINING FOOTPRINT

Skyborne is a full-time course that takes approximately 12 months to complete through to CFI.

DURATION: 12 WEEKS

PHASE 1: Private Pilot Certification Course

Vero Beach, FL

You will start your Part 141 training program at the Private stage.

Course:

  • 66 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction
  • FAA written exam
  • 45 hours on the Piper Warrior, 5 of these hours are solo

DURATION: 10 WEEKS

PHASE 2: Commercial Foundation Stage 1

Vero Beach, FL

Primarily VFR solo time and scheduled dual flights, building towards commercial.

Course:

  • 21 hours dual
  • 50 hours solo
  • 13 hours AATD simulator device
  • 48 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction

DURATION: 9 WEEKS

PHASE 3: Instrument and Commercial Foundation 2

Vero Beach, FL

This phase teaches you to fly and navigate solely using instruments.

Course:

  • 30.4 hours dual flying on the Piper Warrior
  • 24.5 hours AATD simulator device
  • 52 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction
  • Written and Practical exam

DURATION: 7 WEEKS

PHASE 4: Commercial Single-Engine Certification Course

Vero Beach, FL

At this stage you will consolidate all your commercial skills, knowledge and prepare for the commercial pilot certification. You will fly the Piper Warrior as well as transitioning to a new aircraft, the Piper Arrow.

Course:

  • 20 hours on the Piper Warrior dual and 50 solo
  • 23.5 hours AATD simulator device
  • 20 hours Piper Arrow
  • 48 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction
  • Written and Practical exam

DURATION: 4 WEEKS

PHASE 5: Commercial Multi-Engine Certification Course

Vero Beach, FL

Extensive training on both normal and abnormal procedures on the twin-engine Piper Seminole G500.

Course:

  • 15 hours theoretical knowledge instruction
  • 19 hours on the twin-engine Piper Seminole G500
  • 7.5 hours AATD simulator device

DURATION: 12 WEEKS

PHASE 6: Certified Flight Instructor

Vero Beach, FL

Instructional fundamentals for both flight and ground training.

Course:

  • 66 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction
  • 25 flying hours Piper Warrior

TRAINING FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATION

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA

Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach is the optimum place for your flight training. Our 30-acre campus has world class training facilities as well as accommodation on-site, to make your flight training as convenient as possible.

Skyborne has six ground school classrooms, more than 50 aircraft, two Redbird Simulators and three maintenance hangars; all to support your training needs.

On site accommodation is newly refurbished, equipped with modern furniture and appliances, and conveniently located next to the flight training facility at Vero Beach Airport. On campus there is a swimming pool and a variety of sports facilities available to all trainees. Skyborne is also located minutes away from the beach offering a great work-life balance to your training program.

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CADET PILOT PROGRAM PRICING

The course price is $87,703 which includes accommodation for the duration of the course through to CFI, all ground and flight training and FAA tests.

CFI opportunities are offered based on merit and achievement. An ‘Assessment Board’ at the conclusion of your CFI training will determine your suitability to become a Skyborne Instructor, where you will be fully mentored by Skyborne’s experienced Flight Standards team through to 1500 hours total time.

SKYBORNE GUARANTEE

This is a form of “money-back guarantee”, which is offered by Skyborne to trainees on the full training Program – Private, Instrument and Commercial. and Commercial phases.

This discretionary benefit is offered by Skyborne once you complete the Private Pilot Certification phase and is of benefit should you fail to complete the remainder of your training for proficiency reasons.

 

Learning to fly can be expensive, which is why we are delighted to be working with Sallie Mae Student Loan. Skyborne trainees may now apply to receive funding up to the full amount of their flight training through the Sallie Mae Training Smart Options student loans. For full details relating to eligibility and to apply please click here.

WANT TO JOIN THE AVIATE PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY?

+1 800 800 1411 OR FLYVERO@SKYBORNE.COM

Skyborne Airline Academy

2805 Airport Drive
Vero Beach
FL 32960. US