Lift Academy - Advanced Flight Instructor

Republic Airways Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Category: LIFT Academy

At Republic Airline, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, With the BEST people, products and performance, we will be Americas Regional Airline of choice. Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Our 10 domiciles include CMH, DCA, EWR, IND, LGA, MCI, MIA, ORD, PHL and PIT. With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airline is a great place to get your career off the runway!


Provides instruction to first time flight instructors, conducts stage checks, and assists in mentoring flight instructors. Delivers flight, simulator, and ground instruction in accordance with Part 61 and 141, FAA regulations, Airmens Information Manual, advisory circulars, airport operations, and LIFT Academy policies and procedures.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Conducts ground, FSTD, and flight training for first time flight instructors.

  • Conducts 141 stage checks.

  • Provides mentoring for Flight Instructors.

  • Performs facilities tours and familiarizes customers with LIFT Academys policies, procedures, and flight training courses.

  • Performs flight instructor duties authorized by the Federal Aviation Regulations in accordance with the approved Training Course Outline.

  • Ensures that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by all assigned students as required by the Training Course Outline.

  • Reports on student progress and accurately maintains and updates all appropriate records.

  • Monitors the maintenance condition of the training aircraft, and informs LIFT maintenance personnel of any questionable items.

  • Recommends and develops curriculum and courseware improvements when appropriate.

  • Attends administrative, standardization, in-service training, and instructor development meetings as assigned.

  • May assist with new teaching methods.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.


  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine Land and Instrument Airplane (CFII).

  • Performed and held flight instructor for 2 years.

  • Provided at least 200 hours of flight training as a flight instructor.

  • Must hold a current FAA Medical Certificate

  • Must have full knowledge of all curriculums authorized to teach.

  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply effective instructional technique in the classroom and in flight.

  • Ability to teach and perform well in classroom setting. Computer skills are required.

  • Aircraft piloting skills, including familiarity with and ability to perform required flight maneuvers and procedures.

  • Knowledge of appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations and related administrative and operational procedures and requirements.

  • Strong customer service skills.


  • G1000 experience is preferred.

  • Experience training first time flight instructors.

  • Experience as a flight instructor under 141.

  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Instrument.


  • Must be able to pass an initial and on-going drug and alcohol testing program

  • Must pass a Federal Background check.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction. Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured. Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Able to lift up to 25 pounds up to 35% of the time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice.

  • Ability to work well under pressure in fast-paced and noisy environment while exercising sound judgement at all times.


Ability to travel up to 15% of the time, including overnight and weekend travel.

Republic Airline is committed to providing qualified applicants and associates reasonable accommodation, when necessary, to enable the individuals to complete the application process and/or perform the essential functions of the job. An applicant and/or associate requiring reasonable accommodation to perform any essential job function, should contact Human Resources.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at .

  • Selected candidate(s) for hire must complete the following prior to employment: a criminal history report, global screen, drug screen, employment credit report and if applicable, a driving record.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.

Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of about 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 5,700 aviation professionals. Visit at for more information, follow the Company on Instagram at , Twitter at and YouTube at , and connect on Facebook at or Linkedin at .

In May 2018, Republic opened the Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a commercial aviation pilot training school in Indianapolis. LIFT uses state-of-the-art training technologies that combine flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. Graduates are guaranteed a job as First Officer at Republic. Learn more at at .

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