INSTRUMENT RATING

Skyborne’s comprehensive Part 141 Instrument Rating program offers you a highly structured approach to flying and navigating under instrument flight rules.

INSTRUMENT RATING

Following your Private Pilot License, should you wish to progress towards commercial operations you will first be required to undertake your Instrument Rating. During this phase you will build on your core flying skills and learn to fly solely by reference to instruments under instrument flight rules.

This 10 week program offers a blend of ground school studies and practical flying experience. At the conclusion of the training footprint and with the support and structure offered you will be ready for your FAA written exam and check ride.

REQUIREMENTS

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ENTRY Requirements

You must hold as a minimum:

  • U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident, Green Card or M1 Visa. Green Card and M1 visa holders must register with the TSA at www.flightschoolcandidates.gov. Refer to the TSA Guide for Green Card Holders for assistance.
  • FAA 1st Class Medical
  • FAA PPL or LOA
  • Proof of Education – Applicants must possess an education level 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.

FINANCE

The fee for this course is $13,045.80.
Additional fees to consider totalling $3,275 include:

  • Pilot indoc course
  • Drug testing
  • Equipment (including headset, iPad & ForeFlight)
  • Uniform

Skyborne Sponsored Flight Instructor Course

In addition to our Skyborne approved Flight Instructor course, we also offer a sponsored option, providing excellent career opportunities for those looking to progress as a Skyborne Flight Instructor and the opportunity to be considered for airline placement after two years of instruction with Skyborne.

The initial training and the full-time employed position with Skyborne will be on-site at our Gloucestershire Airport headquarters.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the newly qualified flight instructors will start full-time roles with Skyborne Airline Academy.

The Skyborne Sponsored Flight Instructor Programme will include 30 flying hours and 125 hours of theory training in the UK.

*Please note that applications are currently closed for this programme. Please continue to monitor the website for future updates.

REQUIREMENTS

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ENTRY Requirements

In order to apply, candidates must:

  • S. Passport, Permanent Resident, Green Card or M1 Visa. Green Card and M1 visa holders must register with the TSA at www.flightschoolcandidates.gov. Refer to the TSA Guide for Green Card Holders for assistance.
  • FAA 1st Class Medical
  • FAA PPL or LOA
  • Proof of Education – Applicants must possess an education level 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Before embarking on professional flight training it is important to know that you have what it takes to cope with the demands of training and onward career. As such Skyborne invest in the best online selection tools to give you a fair and objective assessment of your capabilities before beginning flight school.
The selection process for commercial training includes the following activities:

  • Apply online using the link below to access our application form.
  • Complete a set of online psychometric, numeracy and aptitude assessments.

Skyborne believe strongly in the value of feedback and upon completion of the process you will receive an insight into your assessment performance.

FINANCE

The fee for this course is $13,045.80.
Additional fees to consider totalling $3,275 include:

  • Pilot indoc course
  • Drug testing
  • Equipment (including headset, iPad & ForeFlight)
  • Uniform

Location

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA, US

You will complete your training at our high-quality Vero Beach training facility, making use of our premium equipment and highly experienced instructor team. Our fair-weather climate means that it is always good time to join us!

Skyborne accommodation options may be available subject to capacity.

DURATION

The course typically takes 9 weeks to complete

Course breakdown

  • 52 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction
  • 36 hours of practical experience on the Piper Warrior
  • 5.5 hours of instruction on the AATD simulator device