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Republic Airways Holdings LIFT Academy - Assistant Chief Flight Instructor in Indianapolis, Indiana

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 America’s 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!


Assists in leading Part 141 ground and flight instructors. Conducts stage checks, end of course checks, and provides ground instruction in accordance with Part 61 and 141, FAA regulations, Airmen’s 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. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

  • Performs flight instructor, and check instructor duties authorized by the Federal Aviation Regulations, and as designated by the chief flight instructor in accordance with the approved Training Course Outline.

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

  • Audits student records, preforms student enrollments, and graduations as designated by the chief flight instructor.

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

  • 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.

  • Manages a team of flight instructors.

  • Screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring potential employees. Coaches and provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports. Appraises performance, provides performance feedback, takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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


  • Specialty training beyond high school in FAA and/or Airline Transport Pilot certificate.

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

  • At least 1 year of experience as a flight instructor, and 500 flight hours

  • Must hold a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate

  • Must meet the minimum requirements for an ATP or RATP certificate.

  • Meet the current hiring minimum age and flight hours requirements set by the FAA and Company.

  • 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.

  • 141 experience is preferred

  • Check instructor experience is preferred


  • 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 stand at least 70% of the time.

  • Able to lift or move 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 contractor’s 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 .