Skyborne graduates embark on careers with Wizz Air

08th Feb 2022

UK and US based Skyborne Airline Academy is celebrating six graduates who have secured jobs as First Officers with Wizz Air UK, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline.

UKCAA Integrated ATPL graduates Adam Prince, Christopher Coles, Matt Langridge, Thomas Pearson and James Mosscrop, as well as UKCAA Modular ATPL graduate Henry Wallace, will fly the Airbus A320/21 family aircraft across Wizz Air UK’s ever-developing network. Since completing their studies, Skyborne has provided one-on-one support to help its graduates find airline placements, as well as offering simulator assessment and interview preparation via the academy’s Skills Continuation Training promise.

Carla Booth, Head of Recruitment, Skyborne, says: “We understand just how competitive this industry can be, particularly since the start of the pandemic. At Skyborne we invest in our recruitment process, facilities and unique educational approach, so every one of our trainees complete their flight training with an airline mindset, enabling us to supply the highest calibre of pilots.

“I’m so proud of this group for staying positive despite the obstacles they’ve faced, and for performing so well in the interview process. I wish them all the luck in their new roles and can’t wait to see what the rest of our graduates get up to in the coming months.”

James Mosscrop, Skyborne graduate and new recruit to Wizz Air UK, says: “I’d like to thank the Skyborne team for their constant support over the last two years. Throughout this uncertain period, Skyborne supported us with virtual learning and keeping our skills fresh. Even after graduation, the academy’s extensive relationships across the industry helped create interview opportunities.

“I started my A320 Type Rating on the 1st February and I’m really looking forward to putting into practice all of the training I’ve received from Skyborne and to see my fellow graduates wearing the Wizz Air UK uniform in the skies!”

Wizz Air operates a fleet of more than 150 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The airline flies from 196 airports in 51 countries and carried more than 43 million passengers in 2019. Wizz Air continues to grow, with expansion into Europe and the Middle East and by 2030 will have 500 aircraft covering its network.

About Skyborne Airline Academy

Skyborne Airline Academy is a modern airline training academy based at Vero Beach, Florida, United States, and Gloucestershire Airport in the United Kingdom. Established by industry experts, Skyborne brings a fresh approach to airline pilot training.

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 learning is 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 minimize additional training, reduce failure rates and provide airlines with better pilots and cabin crew.

Skyborne is proud to hold close relationships with the world’s leading airlines, offering opportunities for trainees as part of the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme, the SkyWest Professional Pilot Pathway, and the United Airlines Aviate Program.

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