Skyborne Opens New State-of-the-Art Training Center in Vero Beach
Skyborne Airline Academy unveiled its newly renovated training center in Vero Beach, Florida during a grand opening ceremony. The facility was officially opened by Rick Monday, former Major League Baseball player and local resident for over 20 years.
Skyborne began renovations shortly after acquiring the Vero Beach facility in May 2021, giving the training center a complete overhaul while weathering pandemic delays. Some of the key changes to the building include improved Wi-Fi to download documents up to five times faster and smart boards in each training room for a seamless digital learning experience. Also new is a trainee lounge with a canteen and cafe where cadets can relax or study between training sessions.
To minimize excess waste, the pilot shop where cadets can purchase training materials will be entirely online, training materials will be almost exclusively digital, and reusable coffee mugs and water bottles will be made available to all staff and cadets.
Lee Woodward, CEO of Skyborne, said: “Skyborne’s mission is to be the best flight training academy in the world and state-of-the-art facilities to provide a top-level training experience for our cadets are part of integral to this mission. I am incredibly proud of how our Vero Beach Training Center has been brought to this standard in our first year of operation and want to thank everyone who has dedicated their time, energy and resources to make this possible day.
The grand opening began with a speech by Ed Davidson, general manager of Skyborne Vero Beach, followed by a ribbon cutting on Monday. Following the ceremony, VIP guests including Delta’s Skyborne airline partners United Airlines, SkyWest, Endeavor Air and Envoy Air, as well as the general public, were invited to tour the building and speak with executives, Skyborne instructors and cadets.
Davidson, Manager, “Thanks to the tireless efforts of our team, we are pleased to welcome everyone to the Vero Beach campus to see the results of the hard work that has taken place over the past year and get a glimpse of what the training experience at Skyborne will be like for our cadets. We are also very excited to have Mayor Brackett and former Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers player Rick Monday join us in marking the occasion. special.