Before you become a commercial airline pilot, there are plenty of tests, licenses, certifications and flight hours you must pass and earn. Some certifications take months to prepare for, while other requirements, such as earning FAA-required flight hours, can take years.
At LIFT Academy, we pride ourselves on our affordable, attainable and accelerated flight training program. Our goal is to get well-trained and prepared pilots in the skies faster. When it comes to structuring your flight plan for success and earning your necessary accolades before becoming a commercial airline pilot, LIFT Academy sets you up for success from day one.
Better yet, LIFT Academy offers Certificated Flight Instructor, or CFI, positions to our graduates, allowing you to earn money while you continue earning flight hours.
With this continued support beyond ground tests, rating tests and certifications, LIFT CFIs go on to earn their flight hours and prepare for a rewarding career. As one of the few training programs owned and operated by a commercial airline, Republic Airways, you can find your defined pathway and begin your journey.
With some flight schools and pilot training programs, graduates will earn their ratings through the school and would then be left to build FAA-required flight hours on their own. This could be done through private flight time or plane rentals from the same program. Private plane rentals are expensive. It’s more difficult to build flight hours without a set schedule or consistent access to a fleet to accommodate multiple people seeking the same goal of becoming a commercial airline pilot.
To help our students build their time faster, smarter and on schedule, LIFT Academy offers recent graduates the chance to become a CFI with us. As a CFI, you not only gain the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to teach future pilots and help guide their training, but you also gain access to our state-of-the-art fleet of Diamond Aircraft — and you get paid throughout.
If you were a student at LIFT Academy before becoming a CFI, you already know the ropes. If you join from another program, you gain important insights into how we are guiding the next generation of aviators and learn more for yourself before reaching your required flight hours. This is a faster, more affordable and more attainable method of becoming a commercial airline pilot.
Those new to aviation without their ratings are right at home with LIFT Academy. We train students from day one — even those with zero experience. LIFT’s program is designed to get students in the air faster. In as little as a year, you can earn the necessary ratings and certifications to begin training to become a CFI. LIFT graduates also have the unique opportunity to gain flight hours as a commercial pilot with Cape Air before starting at Republic. If this sounds like you, take our Flight Training Readiness Quiz and see how you fit with LIFT.
If you’re new to LIFT and looking for a place to build flight hours, there’s never been a better time to join our team of experienced instructors. Earn money, gain your flight hours and join LIFT graduates on a defined pathway to a career at Republic.
LIFT Academy is looking for CFIs at our Indianapolis, Indiana, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Galveston, Texas campuses. We offer an up to $10,000 sign-on bonus with the possibility of more for relocation assistance. If you want to learn more about LIFT Academy, visit flywithlift.com or apply to become a CFI today at careers.rjet.com.