Aviation Ground School Instructor (FAA)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Skyborne Airline Academy is one of the most respected and trusted global commercial pilot training academies in the industry. Skyborne delivers airline pilots, and have achieved this by radically redefining every aspect of airline pilot training, from a unique educational approach in ground school, to world-class facilities, a modern fleet of aircraft and flight simulators, and an enviable instructional team. Skyborne is fully committed to developing a dynamic, engaging and welcoming environment for the next generation of airline pilots.

Job Description

This is a full-time position, based at the Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach, Florida. Successful candidates who don’t hold EASA/UK CAA  ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Instructional experience but do have current FAA ground school instructional experience will be upskilled to deliver UK CAA and EASA ATPL ground school using Skyborne’ s adapted Pad Pilot system. After selection, All training will be provided in-house by Skyborne to transition from FAA to UK CAA/EASA.

All Skyborne Ground School Instructors are responsible for delivering high quality ground school Instruction, to US and international students in accordance with Skyborne Airline Academy standards. In this role, Ground School Instructors will be fully trained to deliver UK CAA/EASA ground school instruction to UK/European students and students undergoing FAA141 ground school training. As such, instructors will report into the Skyborne US Chief Ground instructor and  UK/EASA Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor at Skyborne’ s UK Headquarters. Ground School Instructors shall lead by example with a strong focus on professional behaviour and attitude as well as strong theoretical and practical knowledge of the curricula.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering UK CAA/EASA ground school  Instruction to UK CAA/EASA students in Vero Beach, following a full course of standardization training.
  • Assist in development of course presentations, outlines and study materials as required
  • Monitoring student ground school progress.
  • Preparing and maintaining training records.
  • Ensuring that his/her ground school knowledge is ‘up to date’ with all current published learning objectives.
  • Conducting administrative and other duties that directly support the role of the Chief Ground School Instructor in the US and UK.
  • Ensuring training policies and processes are followed.
  • Communicating/promoting policies, procedures and standards throughout the school.
  • Ensuring that all ground school training documentation, manuals and courseware are fit for purpose and meet the requirements of the business.
  • Ensuring that ground school training is delivered to meet Skyborne Airline Academy objective of being the safest, highest quality and customer focused training school in the world.


  • Extensive  FAA Ground School Instruction experience, preferably under FAA Part 141– other regulatory experience considered
  • A minimum of 12 months experience actively delivering classroom instruction
  • Ideally previous EASA/UK CAA ATPL Theoretical knowledge instruction experience, but not essential.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal. Passionate about inspiring the next generation of commercial aviators.
  • Ability to concentrate and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Readily accepts changes and adjusts accordingly.
  • Ability to maintain strong customer orientation under challenging circumstances.
  • Culturally sensitive and aware
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US.

Additional Information

Full Time - Monday through Friday

Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage/401K

Salary: $60,000 year

Relocation package available

Starting date is March/April 2023


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