02 November 2022

Republic Airways Holdings | Instructor

Indianapolis, In, United States


Job Category:

LIFT Academy

At Republic Airways, our vision is to be America’s regional airline of choice, and our 6,000 associates work together each day to achieve that by providing a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. Whether the role is on the aircraft or in the office, every person at Republic contributes to our success and our family-oriented work environment.

Since our founding in 1974, we’ve grown to become the world’s largest operator of the Embraer 170/175 jet, flying more than 1000 flights daily for our partners, American Airline, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Beyond our operations, we’re focused on sharing our time, talents and treasures with our community—both locally and globally.

Join Republic Airways where you will find opportunities, reach new heights and be part of something bigger than yourself. Republic Airways, opportunity elevated.


POSITION PURPOSE Conducts Part 141 training for initial CFI applicants in accordance with all appropriate regulations, LIFT syllabi, policies and procedures. Conducts and logs Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD), aircraft, and briefing lessons. Conducts observation and mentorship of initial flight instructor applicants. Prepares initial CFI applicants for End of Course evaluation for flight and oral examination.


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

* Conducts training, observations and mentorship of initial CFI applicants.

* Reports on progress to the chief flight instructor or CFI lead instructor.

* Conducts initial CFI flight training .

* Conducts small group breakout sessions for oral preparation .

* Conducts FSTD, Aircraft, and briefing lessons in accordance with LIFT TCOs.

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

* Ensures standardization of students and instructors is met by reporting if LIFT procedures are not followed.

* Evaluates struggling students and provides feedback on plans for improvement.

* May assist in development of curriculum, lesson plans and video presentations.

* Reports on student progress and accurately enters all appropriate records.

* Attends and conducts meetings as assigned.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 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.

* FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Airplane.

* Must hold a current FAA Medical Certificate.

* G1000 experience

* Experience as a flight instructor under 141 at Lift Academy

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

* 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 attention to detail and objective in applying grading standards.

* Strong customer service skills.

* Ability to pass a knowledge test and flight proficiency check with the chief or assistant chief flight instructor prior to beginning this role.


* FAA Certified Flight Instructor: CFI/CFII. MEI is preferred but not required.

* 700 total flight hours or more.

* 400 hours dual given or more.


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

* Must pass a Federal Background check.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 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.

REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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.

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

* 40 hour on site work week however 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.

Equal Opportunity Employment and Disability Accommodations

Republic Airways is committed to achieving a diverse workforce by providing equal employment opportunities to all Associates and applicants, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to any characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We are committed to providing applicants and Associates reasonable accommodation to enable the individual to perform the essential duties of the job. If you require accommodation, please contact Human Resources.