We've put together some answers to common SKYacademy questions. If you have additional questions, you can contact us here.
+ IS A CAREER IN PRIVATE AVIATION THE RIGHT THING FOR ME?
If you love traveling, have an interest in hospitality and service excellence, can maintain a flexible schedule and income and love meeting amazing people, then a career in Private Aviation could be very exciting for you.
If you are still unsure, take our compatibility test here.
+ IS THERE A LOT OF PRESSURE IN A CAREER IN PRIVATE AVIATION?
Those who are successful in this industry thrive in a competitive environment and love the challenge. Things change quickly and you will need to be able to adapt swiftly and use your creativity to WOW your clients. You will never get bored in this career and no two days are the same. It's what makes this industry both exciting and incredibility rewarding.
+ UPON COMPLETION OF TRAINING, HOW HARD IS IT TO LAND (PUN INTENDED) A JOB IN THE PRIVATE AVIATION INDUSTRY AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
SKYacademy Graduates are highly marketable and have a strong employment rate within the industry. 90% of SKYacademy students receive a full-time or contract position within 8 weeks of graduating. Everything about our training curriculum and resources is geared towards ensuring that our graduates are highly sought-after in the marketplace.
One of SkyAngels advantages is that from the first day of training, SKYacademy students begin to integrate into a network of industry leaders. SKYacademy instructors are working professionals in the industry with an extensive network of flight operators, travelers and industry partners. SkyAngels SKYmentors are dedicated to supporting students to ensure a targeted and efficient job search.
+ DOES SKYANGELS HIRE SKYACADEMY GRADUATES?
SkyAngels does not hire SKYacademy graduates however we do offer extensive support to assist our graduates with placement and recruiting.
Upon completion of training, students will have the opportunity to join our SKYcrew Network where you will be connected and promoted to our network of 2000+ industry professionals and potential employers to keep you soaring in your new career.
+ WHAT CREWMEMBER CAREERS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN PRIVATE AVIATION?
Upon graduating from SKYacademy you can choose to pursue a career as either a contract crewmember or full-time employment working for a private Flight Operator and/or private aircraft owners. Both have their advantages, depending on your circumstances.
As a contract crewmember you will get to make your own schedule by accepting the trips you want. However, be mindful, saying "no" too many times lessens your chances of being called again to fulfill a trip as you become a less reliable resource.
With full-time employment, your schedule is not your own, however, you can count on a steady income from month to month as well as other benefits like healthcare, 401K, bonus', etc.
+ HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN AS A CABIN ATTENDANT IN PRIVATE AVIATION?
As a contract Cabin Attendant you have the potential to make more money than a full-time employee if you've made a positive name for yourself and have good connections. Cabin Attendant pay as a contract crewmember ranges between $400 and $700 per day.
Full-time Cabin Attendant salaries range between $40K and $150K per year.
In both cases, earnings are dependent on a few key factors; experience, certifications, flight schedule, responsibilities, location, benefits offered and international vs domestic travel.
+ DO YOU HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN AGE TO FIND WORK AS A CORPORATE CABIN ATTENDANT?
Most operators hire based on skills and ability to perform the requirements of the career.
We have had ladies attend SKYacademy ranging in all ages up into their 50s.
Your success landing a job within the industry depends more on your drive and dedication to securing a career in this field more so than your age.
+ I AM NEW TO PRIVATE AVIATION, WHAT IS THE BEST TRAINING COURSE FOR ME?
Our SKYacademy All-inclusive Training Course will provide you with the training you need to get your career off the ground and start soaring in Private Aviation. Training is divided into two groups: Online Training and Hands-on Training. Once you register for training you could be soaring in your new career in as little as 30 days!
+ I AM A COMMERCIAL FLIGHT ATTENDANT BUT WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE A CAREER IN PRIVATE AVIATION. WHAT IS THE BEST TRAINING COURSE FOR ME?
A career as a Cabin Attendant in Private Aviation is very different from that of a commercial flight attendant and requires different skills and training. If you are switching careers from commercial aviation into Private Aviation you will need to complete SkyAngels All-inclusive Training Course. Apply here.
+ WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORKING IN COMMERCIAL AVIATION AND PRIVATE AVIATION?
Although both industries are within aviation, they are completely different and each offer their own advantages depending on your circumstances.
One advantage of working within Private Aviation is that you get to enjoy the destinations you fly to. Unlike commercial flight crew, private crewmembers stay with the aircraft at the destination. This means if your guests are staying in Bora Bora, so are you!
You can learn more about the other differences here.
+ WHERE AND WHEN DOES TRAINING TAKE PLACE?
Training takes place at our training facility in Oakland on the second week of each month.
Training for our All-inclusvie, G550, Etiquette and In-flight & hospitality courses take place from Monday to Thursday. Training for our General Emergency Crewmember course takes place on Thursdays.
+ DOES SKYANGELS LOOK AFTER TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS WHILE AT SKYACADEMY TRAINING?
Travel and accommodation is the responsibility of the student however we do offer recommendations on nearby accommodation options. You can view them here.
+ CAN I AFFORD TRAINING AND IS IT WORTH THE COST?
SkyAngels SKYacademy All-inclusive Course costs $3,500. Graduates can recoup this cost by booking approximately six days of flights. That's it! That's less than a week of flying and you have recouped the costs of training for your new career!