US Regional Airline, Republic Airways, is Hiring Chief Flight Instructor for LIFT Academy

23rd Feb 2023

Republic Airways is hiring Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) for LIFT Academy. LIFT Academy is owned by Republic Airways, one of the largest regional airlines in the United States. Republic is the only regional airline to operate its own training academy. Please see an extract of the job post below.

“Position Purpose

Directs flight instructors, department managers, and administrative team members in maintaining a culture of safety, efficiency, and operational excellence.

Essential Duties

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.

  • Ensures quality and standardization of flight training operations across the LIFT academy network of training campuses.
  • Works alongside student advisory team to ensure efficient training and drive successful program outcomes for students.
  • Performs flight instructor duties authorized by the Federal Aviation Regulations in accordance with the approved Training Course Outline.
  • Coaches, mentors, develops, and disciplines reporting associates.
  • Ensures that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by all assigned students as required by the Training Course Outline.
  • Delegates tasks and projects to team members, monitors successful, on-time, on-budget completion.
  • Recommends and develops curriculum and courseware improvements when appropriate.
  • Attends administrative, standardization, in-service training, and instructor development 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.

Education and/or Experience

  • FAA certificated flight instructor: airplane single-engine land, airplane multi-engine land, instrument.
  • Must meet the requirements for chief instructor per 14 CFR 141.35 to include:
    • At least 2000 hours as pilot in command; and
    • Flight training experience, acquired as either a certificated flight instructor or an instructor in a military pilot flight training program, or a combination thereof, consisting of at least
      • 3 years and a total of 1000 flight hours; or
      • 1,500 flight hours
  • Must hold a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply effective instructional technique in the classroom and in flight.
  • 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.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Experience as a people-leader managing and coaching direct-reports in an operations-focused, fast-paced environment.

  • G1000 experience is preferred.
  • DA40 NG and/or DA42-VI experience is preferred.”

To learn more about the job and to apply, click here.

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