You might make a good pilot if…

One of our missions at LIFT Academy is to help more people understand that becoming a commercial airline pilot is more attainable than they might think. To those out there who have always had that dream, we say “Come on in!” But to those who never thought they could achieve this goal, here are just a few things to consider:

  • You don’t have to have natural 20/20 vision to be a pilot
  • You can qualify for flight school with a high school diploma
  • It’s a high-demand career field
  • Pilots are people of all genders, ages and races

We’re looking for explorers and leaders from all walks of life: high school and college grads, former military, career changers and everyone else. If you have the skill and the will, we can’t wait to meet you!

Getting admitted to LIFT

It’s easy to apply. To get started, just click the Apply Now button. From there, you’ll be able to create a profile to submit the initial application form. Based on the information you supply, if we determine you are a qualified candidate we’ll invite you to an  interview and to meet with the LIFT admissions team in-person in Indianapolis, Indiana.

If accepted, the admissions team will communicate with you about the necessary steps to enroll.  Start dates are available year round and LIFT works with each student to ensure an easy transition into flight training.

To be accepted into LIFT Academy, all applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid US driver’s license
  • Be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

Collegiate Partnerships

LIFT Academy partners with collegiate programs to provide students the opportunity to pursue an Associate degree in aviation while completing flight training at LIFT. This program enables students to become airline ready while continuing their education.


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