Celebrating 5 Years of Flight Training

On September 4, 2023, LIFT Academy celebrated five years of flight training after opening our doors in 2018, unleashing the potential of countless aspiring commercial airline pilots. You know what they say—time flies when you’re having fun—and we are thrilled to reflect on and celebrate the success of our graduates who have completed our rigorous flight training program and are now excelling as first officers and captains at Republic Airways. We are honored to have achieved this milestone and remain dedicated to setting the standard for flight training as a leader in the industry.  

Republic Airways was the first regional airline to open a flight school with the goal of revolutionizing the traditional pilot training model, making it more accesible and inclusive for aspiring pilots. LIFT has opened a world of possibilites for individuals who thought becoming a pilot was simply not within reach. Together, Republic and LIFT have made it possible for many to achieve their dream of becoming a pilot.

LIFT has been a driving force in the flight training industry for the past 5 years, having trained over 250 students and placing them on the path to a fulfilling career at Republic Airways. Since opening our doors in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in January of 2023, LIFT has already welcomed 10 new pilot classes through our expansion efforts. It’s only up from here! 

LIFT Academy has developed over 20 partnerships that support and enhance our mission to train the next generation of aviators, offering students various pathways that allow them to accomplish multiple goals simultaneously like obtaining a college degree or earning while they learn through work/study opportunities.

Explore the range of opportunities at LIFT Academy by checking out the Flight Programs page on our website. The sky truly is the limit at LIFT Academy!