SKYWEST PROFESSIONAL PILOT PATHWAY WITH SKYBORNE

Start your career with the World’s Premier Regional Airline

“Skyborne provides new pilots with an exceptional opportunity to earn their certifications to become commercial aviators. We are very pleased to launch this premier partnership and to offer a unique pathway for Skyborne pilots to become professional pilots for SkyWest.”

Tracy Gallo, SkyWest SVP of Flight Operations

SKYWEST PROFESSIONAL PILOT PATHWAY

Skyborne is proud to partner with SkyWest; the premier regional airline, offering an unmatched career pathway for trainee pilots across several entry points. Train the Skyborne way through this exciting mentored program.

The SkyWest Professional Pilot Pathway with Skyborne offers you an exciting and unique route to the flight deck with SkyWest. Our flagship Professional Pilot Pathway program can take you from zero experience through a managed pathway into a career with SkyWest. Training with Skyborne Airline Academy, Vero Beach will provide you with the very best training facilities, fleet and instruction available in the USA. You will be required to complete selection with Skyborne, and if successful, you will embark on a full-time Professional Pilot Pathway program through CFI. Your training performance will be reviewed by Skyborne and SkyWest and if you are selected to work for Skyborne as an instructor, SkyWest will fully fund your CFII and MEIR tuition. As an instructor, you will be building hours and experience as you work toward your ATP certificate and the opportunity to become a first officer at SkyWest. You will be pre-selected for SkyWest Airlines and hold a Qualified Job Offer right from the start.

KEY FEATURES

A program designed by Skyborne, in partnership with SkyWest Airlines.

Pre-selected by Skyborne prior to course start.

Opportunity to work as an instructor with Skyborne while building the required 1500 total time required to achieve your ATP and become a first officer SkyWest Airlines.

Once accepted onto the Skyborne Professional Pilot Pathway with SkyWest, you will hold a Qualified Job Offer for SkyWest from the start of training.

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

Skyborne is also able to accept trainee pilots that have already started their flight training journey with another provider, and wish to transfer to Skyborne subject to passing the selection process outlined below.

SELECTION PROCESS

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The first stage of selection is to complete the Skyborne online application form using the “Register Now” link on this webpage. You will be asked to answer a series of questions designed to gather information to assess your suitability for the program.

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Your application will be screened against specific Skyborne criteria.

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

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Successful candidates will be invited to complete the Skyborne online assessment. This will include an interview and aptitude test verification with a member of the Skyborne Selection team.

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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 SkyWest Professional Pilot Pathway with Skyborne.

Skyborne is extremely proud of its relationship with SkyWest Airlines and our strongly aligned values, making for an exceptional partnership. Training courses commence monthly and places will be offered in priority order once the selection process has been completed. Don’t delay!

TRAINING FOOTPRINT

THE SKYWEST PROFESSIONAL PILOT PATHWAY WITH SKYBORNE IS A FULL-TIME COURSE THAT TAKES APPROXIMATELY 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE THROUGH TO CFI

PHASE 1: PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATION COURSE

12 WEEKS

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.

PHASE 2: COMMERCIAL FOUNDATION STAGE 1

10 WEEKS

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

PHASE 3: INSTRUMENT AND COMMERCIAL FOUNDATION 2

9 WEEKS

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

PHASE 4: COMMERICAL SINGLE-ENGINE CERTIFICATION COURSE

 

7 WEEKS

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

PHASE 5: COMMERCIAL MULTI – ENGINE CERTIFICATION COURSE

4 WEEKS

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

PHASE 6: CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

12 WEEKS

Vero Beach, FL

Instructional fundamentals for both flight and ground training

Course:

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

accommodation

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA

Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach is the optimum place for your flight training with a 30-acre exceptional campus and 320 days per year of suitable weather. Our location offers a wide range of operational scenarios to test your piloting skills.

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.

SKYWEST

SKYWEST PROFESSIONAL PILOT PATHWAY WITH SKYBORNE PRICING

The course price is  $87,164 which includes accommodation for the duration of the course through to CFI, all ground and flight training and FAA tests.

SkyWest Airlines fully fund the CFII and MEI phases of training if you are selected to be a Skyborne instructor, post your CFI training. CFI opportunities are offered on merit and achievement. An ‘Assessment Board’ between SkyWest and Skyborne at the conclusion of your CFI training will determine your suitability to become a Skyborne Instructor, while building 1500 hours and experience prior to being able to become a first officer at SkyWest.

FINANCE AND FUNDING

Funding your professional flight training can be a challenge, which is why Skyborne has teamed up with America’s leading financial organizations – Sallie Mae and Meritize. You can fund your entire flight training with either of these organizations, sometimes without any need for a co-sign.

For full details about our funding partners click here.

WANT TO JOIN THE SKYWEST PROFESSIONAL PILOT PATHWAY WITH SKYBORNE?

“Skyborne provides new pilots with an exceptional opportunity to earn their certifications to become commercial aviators. We are very pleased to launch this premier partnership and to offer a unique pathway for Skyborne pilots to become professional pilots for SkyWest.”

Tracy Gallo, SkyWest SVP of Flight Operations