US Flight School of Global Group Skyborne Offers Accelerated Pathway to Earn Bachelor’s Degree with Purdue University Global

22nd Aug 2022

Global Pilot Training Group Skyborne which operates Pilot Training Academies in the UK and the US has announced that its US Flight Training Academy is partnering with Purdue University Global to offer its pilots faster and more flexible online learning and flight training options through a bachelor’s degree in professional flight.

The degree program is taught online and can be completed in less than three years. This accelerated pathway offers the potential to save up to $28,400 on the total cost of a degree from Purdue Global and allows trainees to work full time as a flight instructor during their degree program. To enrol in the program, Skyborne trainees must hold a Private Pilot Certificate (PPL), first-class medical certificate, and either a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) qualification.

Captain Ed Davidson, Managing Director, Skyborne, says: “Our partnership with Purdue Global, part of the Purdue University system that includes its prestigious School of Engineering and Polytechnic Institute, provides a unique opportunity for Skyborne pilots to earn a degree in professional flight. Legendary aviators like Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong and Sully Sullenberger once called Purdue University their home.

“Having a bachelor’s degree in addition to an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate broadens the range of airline prospects for pilots at the beginning of their career. The Purdue Global degree program supports our mission to place our graduates in the most advantageous position possible for embarking on the path to becoming an airline pilot.”

Andrew Rachmell, Professional Flight Business Development Specialist for Purdue Global, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming Skyborne trainees to our professional flight degree program. Through this partnership, students joining us from Skyborne will gain a strong command of industry knowledge while maintaining the flexibility to further their flight training. Introducing a faster and more affordable option of higher education for Skyborne’s trainees only adds to the exceptional standard of training and career support the academy offers.”

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.

About Purdue Global
Purdue Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.

Source: Skyborne Press Release

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