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'Open day' at pilot training centre to go ahead

Just because you have to stay at home it does not stop you 'visiting' Skyborne Airline Academy - especially if you want to learn to fly.

The business is inviting people for a virtual tour of its Gloucestershire Airport base to view its facilities for trainees and their families.

A 20-minute online visit will take viewers around Skyborne's facilities, meeting current trainees while showcasing the academy's aircraft and simulators.

The virtual open day is the firm's solution to the ongoing national COVID 19 crisis.

Ian Cooper, chief operating officer, Skyborne, said: "The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a fast-developing situation for the aviation industry, and during this time we are implementing a series of virtual measures to ensure business continuity.

"Our online open day video enables prospective trainees to find out more about learning to fly with us, while our current cadets are continuing their studies through remote learning.

"We are still very much inviting students to apply for a place at Skyborne and are hosting interviews via video call. Online assessments can be completed to prevent any hold up in the applications process.

"The aviation industry is very resilient so if you are considering this fantastic career please don't be deterred by current events.

"I've seen our industry go through a number of shocks such as the global financial crisis and SARS, and I am confident we will emerge stronger."

You can find out more about the open day on Skyborne's Instagram and Facebook pages or on Youtube.

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