Pilot shortage
From high school to flying high

Meet Lucas Harbison, a 2015 Fishers High School alum who is pursuing his dream to fly through LIFT Academy. From favorite high school traditions to his first flight, Lucas shares how he made his way from high school diploma to flying high as a pilot. 

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LIFT in the News

While we've been busy helping our students' dreams take off, word has been getting out that LIFT is doing something different. We're not just training pilots, we're providing an opportunity that encourages people to finally chase after their dreams to fly.

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Girls Just Wanna Be Pilots

LIFT Academy and Republic Airways are proud supporters of Women in Aviation initiatives and actively work to engage women and girls in understanding that a career as a pilot is possible no matter your gender, race or beliefs. With the current and increasingly looming pilot shortage—637,000 pilots will be needed worldwide by the year 2036—the need is great and the door is open wider than ever.

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