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Q&A WITH A CAPE AIR PILOT: JOSH PALACIOS

We sat down with former LIFT Academy student and current Cape Air First Officer Josh Palacios to discuss his experience changing careers to come to LIFT and his love for aviation. Josh also talks about his training at LIFT and how it prepared him to transition to Cape Air as he builds flight hours before heading to Republic Airways. 

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INDY IN MAY: ACTIVITIES AROUND THE CITY

We think there is really no other place like Indianapolis during the month of May. As May quickly approaches, there is a lot to look forward to. Spring is finally in the air and the citiy of Indianapolis spends the month getting ready for the greatest spectacle in racing, the Indy 500. See some of the reasons why we think Indianapolis is a great city with lots of fun activities and opportunities to offer our students and their families! 

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LIFT PARTNERS WITH BOLDMETHOD

LIFT Academy is happy to be partnered with Boldmethod for another year! Boldmethod produces sharable digital aviation and flight training content that teaches pilots around the world how to fly. By combining online training courses with daily content, Boldmethod helps pilots earn their certificates and keep them inspired to use them. Continue reading to learn more about our partnership and find some of our newest collaboration pieces with Boldmethod!

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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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