The Dispatch
Q&A WITH A REPUBLIC PILOT – COLTON TRIBBY

We sat down with former LIFT Academy student/instructor and current Republic Airways First Officer Colton Tribby to discuss his flight training experience after he decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a pilot. Colton talks about his dream location to fly into and advice to those who want to become pilots!

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LIFT ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF STUDENT ADVISORS

At LIFT Academy, we pride ourselves on the tight knit community and culture of support we have fostered for our students, instructors and staff. Recently, LIFT introduced a new resource for students, a student advisors. Each student is paired with an advisor from the week they start at LIFT, supporting them as they progress in their training. Learn more about the LIFT Advisors and how they'll support you once you enroll at LIFT!

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Q&A WITH A REPUBLIC PILOT: TROY BELL

We sat down with former LIFT Academy student and instructor and current Republic Airways First Officer Troy Bell to discuss his experience finally accepting that he should follow in his father's footsteps and become a pilot. Troy also talks about his training at LIFT and how it prepared him to transition to the cockpit at Republic Airways!

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LIFT LAUNCHES SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

This June, LIFT Academy launched our first Summer Youth Program, sponsored by Republic Airways. This program supported 15 high school students from around the greater Indianapolis area to pursue their private pilot's license this summer - at NO cost to them. Learn more about the program and how you can apply to be a part of it next year! 

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Q&A WITH A REPUBLIC PILOT: NEIL CHIDALEK

We sat down with former LIFT Academy instructor and current Republic Airways First Officer Neil Chidalek to discuss his experience changing careers to come to LIFT and where his love for aviation came from. Neil also talks about his training at LIFT and how it prepared him to transition to the cockpit at Republic Airways!

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