Alistair Checketts joins Skyborne as Chief Flying Instructor

Skyborne Aviation Academy Gloucestershire Airport

Skyborne Airline Academy is based at a brand new facility on Gloucestershire Airport.


Skyborne Airline Academy, based at Gloucestershire Airport, has appointed Alistair Checketts as Chief Flying Instructor (CFI).

Checketts has more than 14 years’ experience, mostly with CAE at London Oxford Airport where he held various roles, including Chief Flying Instructor.

He will play a key part in developing and managing Skyborne’s airline training programmes, as well as overseeing the practical elements, including evaluating cadets’ performance in the company’s state-of-the-art Alsim AL42 simulator and Diamond training aircraft.

Ian Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, Skyborne, said, “Alistair has an enormous amount of aviation training experience and understands the industry from the ground up. He brings esteemed credibility to the role and cadets can rest assured that they will be in the safest pair of hands as they embark on their flying careers.

“Our Progressive Continuous Learning educational approach has been designed to ensure a cadet achieves a clear understanding by introducing increasingly complex real-world scenarios and I am confident that Alistair will deliver this to the highest standards.”

Alistair Checketts

Alistair Checketts is the new CFI at Skyborne Airline Academy.

Checketts said, “It is incredibly exciting to be starting this new venture with Skyborne. The academy’s innovative and modern approach to pilot training is a real game-changer.

“The collective experience of Skyborne’s senior staff and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities makes the company perfectly poised to deliver the next generation of leading international airline pilots and I am extremely pleased to be a part of the team.”

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