Three Reasons to Become a Certificated Flight Instructor at LIFT

When you graduate flight school, the journey isn’t quite over yet. You need to keep flying to reach the minimum FAA-required flight hours, pass more tests for certificates to fly commercially and apply to careers at airlines. Without assistance, these tasks are time-consuming, difficult and expensive.

What if there were a way to consolidate the strenuous process of post-graduation work? At LIFT Academy, our flight training program offers much more than the minimum you need to graduate. One of our most popular routes to becoming a commercial airline pilot, our Republic Airways Career Pathway Program, helps you not only achieve the flight hours and certificates you need, but gives you a way to do it faster while earning money. Fly as a Certificated Flight Instructor (sometimes incorrectly referred to as “Certified Flight Instructor”) with LIFT and find a way to become a commercial airline pilot faster. Here are three reasons why becoming a CFI at LIFT could help you achieve your dream.

A Defined Pathway to Republic Airways

Students who train at LIFT Academy train with a purpose. From day one, you are preparing for a career as a First Officer at Republic Airways. Upon graduation, those in the Republic Airways Career Pathway Program have the opportunity to become a CFI and continue their training while helping the next classes learn.

If you achieve the FAA-required minimum of 1500 flight hours as a CFI, LIFT makes it easier to find a job. You have a defined pathway to Republic, meaning you have priority over applicants from other schools. Since you’ve been training for a career at Republic during your time at LIFT, you know the people, culture and flight procedures better than those from other flight schools.

Earn Money While Flying

As stated before, building flight hours can be expensive. Without consistent access to aircraft or a schedule that can allow you to fly, it can also be inconvenient. As a CFI at LIFT, you earn money while taking to the skies.

Even if you weren’t part of LIFT Academy before graduating from flight school, LIFT CFIs make a competitive hourly wage as well as a sign-on bonus and relocation assistance.

Access to State-of-the-Art Aircraft

On top of a defined pathway to Republic and earning while flying, LIFT Academy gives you access to our fleet of state-of-the-art Diamond Aircraft, Diamond simulators and top-of-the-line avionics. Renting aircraft while building flight hours alone is expensive and can be a time-consuming process.

As a CFI, whether you’re flying solo or teaching a LIFT student the ins and outs of the aircraft, you are still building hours toward your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate and a career in aviation. Being able to access our fleet both on and off the clock accelerates the process of eventually becoming a First Officer at Republic.

Join the LIFT Team

LIFT Academy is always looking for qualified CFIs to help instruct our students, build flight hours and eventually join the Republic team. Right now, LIFT Academy has three locations: Indianapolis, IN; Myrtle Beach, SC; and Galveston, TX.

If earning money while building hours and gaining experience sounds like a smart choice, apply today and get started on your aviation career.