• LIFT Academy - Certified Flight Instructor

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  • Overview

    Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy is a U.S.-based commercial aviation pilot training school owned and operated by Republic Airways. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, LIFT revolutionizes commercial aviation training, utilizing state-of-the-art, eco-friendly training technologies and systems to educate future aviators. Students receive instruction from experienced pilots, under FAA and industry standards, with the most advanced equipment and curriculum that combines flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. LIFT Academy students will train on a fleet of advanced new aircraft and flight simulators produced by Diamond Aircraft Industries, including the DA40 single-engine and the DA42 twin-engine aircraft. The program will be further enhanced with Diamond Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTD) built to achieve the most realistic cockpit simulation environment. LIFT offers its graduates a direct path to become First Officers at Republic Airline. Interested students are invited to call 1-800-435-2552 or visit flywithlift.com.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Flight instructors provide flight, simulator, and ground instruction in accordance with Part 61 and 141, FAA regulations, Airmen’s Information Manual, advisory circulars, airport operations, and LIFT Academy policies and procedures. 



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    • Performs facilities tours and familiarizes customers with LIFT Academy’s policies, procedures, and flight training courses.
    • Performs flight instructor duties authorized by the Federal Aviation Regulations in accordance with the approved Training Course Outline.
    • Ensures that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by all assigned students as required by the Training Course Outline.
    • Reports on student progress and accurately maintains and updates all appropriate records.
    • Monitors the maintenance condition of the training aircraft, and informs LIFT maintenance personnel of any questionable items.
    • Recommends and develops curriculum and courseware improvements when appropriate.
    • Attends administrative, standardization, in-service training, and instructor development meetings as assigned.
    • May assist with new teaching methods.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.



    • Specialty training beyond high school in FAA and/or Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
    • FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine Land: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Instrument
    • Must hold a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
    • Meet the current hiring minimum age and flight hours requirements set by the FAA and the Company.
    • Must have full knowledge of all curriculums authorized to teach.
    • Knowledge of and the ability to apply effective instructional technique in the classroom and in flight.
    • Ability to teach and perform well in classroom setting. Computer skills are required.
    • Aircraft piloting skills, including familiarity with and ability to perform required flight maneuvers and procedures.
    • Knowledge of appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations and related administrative and operational procedures and requirements.
    • Strong customer service skills.


    • G1000 experience is preferred. 


    • Must be able to pass an initial and on-going drug and alcohol testing program
    • Must pass a Federal Background check.


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram,

    or schedule form.



    Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction.  Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured.  Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Able to lift up to 25 pounds up to 35% of the time.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice.
    • Ability to work well under pressure in fast-paced and noisy environment while exercising sound judgement at all times.



    Ability to travel up to 15% of the time, including overnight and weekend travel. 



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