Pilot Careers

Skyborne offers Wings for Warriors scholarship

Wings for Warriors
James Taylor is now training with Skyborne thanks to Wings for Warriors. Photo: Skyborne

Skyborne Aviation Academy, based at Gloucestershire Airport, has linked with  Wings for Warriors, a UK-based charity, to offer an annual scholarship worth £15,000 to an ex-military person.

Wings for Warriors provides injured, wounded or sick servicemen and women an opportunity to undergo pilot training for a professional future.

Through Wings for Warriors, ex-serviceman James Taylor is completing the ATPL Ground School with Skyborne and is likely to be awarded the full scholarship towards his training. James was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in 2020, a rare type of cancer which led to his discharge from the Royal Marines.

Lee Woodward, CEO of Skyborne, said, “Our partnership with Wings For Warriors gives talented individuals who have served in the military the opportunity to continue pursuing a professional career.

“At Skyborne, we offer several different avenues to ex-military personnel with our military conversion courses, including Fast Jet, Rotary and Multi-Engine as well as Flight Instructor conversions and Instrument Ratings.

“We wish James all the best in completing his ATPL Ground School training and taking his piloting career to the next level.”

James Taylor, former Marine and current Skyborne trainee, said, “As I entered remission, I was so pleased to hear that after a successful assessment and selection process, Wings For Warriors was able to provide financial support in conjunction with Skyborne.

“To think that one day, I could be the captain of an airliner is amazing. For any veterans out there, that don’t know what step to take next, please get in touch with Wings for Warriors for support and advice.”

Mark Radcliffe, Director of Wings for Warriors, added, “Skyborne’s support of Wings for Warriors allows the charity to create a greatly enhanced learning experience to the wounded, injured and sick veterans we serve.

“Our mission is to ensure veterans are afforded the highest quality of career after being medically discharged.”

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