The Dispatch
Q&A WITH A REPUBLIC PILOT – CETRENA SIMMONS

We sat down with former LIFT Academy student and instructor and current Republic Airways First Officer Cetrena Simmons to discuss her experience being a part of the inaugural class at LIFT after flying as a Republic Airways Flight Attendant. Cetrena talks about her training at LIFT and how her flight training gave her the upper-hand when transitioning from LIFT to her career as a commercial airline pilot at Republic. 

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RECOGNIZING WOMEN IN AVIATION: LIFT ACADEMY IN AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP IS AWARDED TO FIRST RECIPIENT

At the just-concluded Women in Aviation International Conference, Republic Airways marked the event by announcing the newly created LIFT Academy “Women in Aviation” scholarship, of $5,000 to defray educational expenses. Carolyn Thomas, a former Republic Flight Attendant and current LIFT student, was the first recipient of the scholarship. Read more about Carolyn's childhood, growing up as a pilot's daughter, her careers as a professional trombonist and a flight attendant, and what finally led her to flight school at LIFT Academy.

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WOMEN OF THE LIFT AMT APPRENTICESHIP

The industry doesn’t often see women in the Aviation Maintenance Technician space, but here at LIFT Academy we are actively trying to change that. Meet two of our female AMT Apprentices, Christy and Anna. Read about their experiences in the program and what sparked their interest in an aviation career.

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FROM STUDENT TO ASSISTANT CHIEF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Sarah Hayward grew up in an aviation family - her father was a pilot, but she still wasn't sure she wanted to pursue a career in aviation. Now, she can't get enough of it! Sarah started at LIFT Academy as a student, became a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) and is now its Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. In her role, Sarah has the opportunity to impact all of LIFT's students and instructors as they go through the training process, and hopes to be a valuable resource both male and female pilots can look up to! Continue reading to learn more about Sarah’s journey to #FlyWithLIFT!

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LIFT SURVEY RESULTS

In the December and January newsletters, we shared a survey asking for your feedback about what you want to see in the newsletter in the next year. We heard you and are excited to share content you would like to see! Click below to read the feedback we received. Is there something you'd like to see that wasn't included? Let us know at explore@flywithlift.com. 

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