SKY PARTNERS Renews their WYVERN Wingman Certification!


Pilot Hill, CA: Sky Partners, Inc. has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Program with quarterly coaching by WYVERN. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter customers to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best operating practices before purchasing air charter services. 

“A genuine safety culture cannot be achieved in an insular manner nor from a top-down controlled approach. Safety will only be achieved through a comprehensive risk management program in which there exists both deliberate safety policies and protocols; and, more importantly, coupled with ongoing participation and continuous contribution by every individual within the organization. Furthermore, a sustainable safety culture requires a partnership outside the organization. An organization cannot do it by themselves. It requires an expert partner who provides third party, objective oversight and guidance. We have found such a partner with WYVERN within their Flight Leader Program. For a very long time, I have remained frustrated with the industry standard of conducting safety audits every two years. When we first discussed the Flight Leader Program during its conceptual phase with Sonnie Bates, CEO of WYVERN, we immediately knew this was the program we needed as well as the type of partnership which would allow us to finally start our shared journey toward achieving true safety excellence. I am proud that we can openly share not only our safety successes but our safety incidents and mistakes with WYVERN on a daily basis. The Flight Leader Program forces transparency and, through that honesty, we become better and safer as a result,” says Craig Miller, President & CEO of Sky Partners. 

WYVERN Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an evaluation of operational activities, review on the company operational history and safety records, Safety Management System (SMS), internal evaluation program, administrative compositions, technical documentation, pilot and aircraft records, training requirements, and maintenance operations including technician training and experience. 

“WYVERN is very happy to declare that Sky Partners is a Wingman Operator. Adhering to the Wingman Standard is evidence that the organization has a culture of excellence that is far above their peers,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO. 

About Sky Partners 

Sky Partners is not just a charter company – Sky Partners represents an idea for a different approach. 

A boutique style, elegant, bespoke, memorable experience for elite clientele. Focused not on growth but excellence — with an obsessed attention to every service and safety detail – every flight, every day. 

Learn more about Sky Partners here. 

About WYVERN  

WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 30-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization. 

Learn more about WYVERN LTD here.