Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings has grown into one of the nation’s largest regional carriers with $1.4 billion in revenue, a fleet of about 250 aircraft and about 1,350 scheduled daily flights to about 110 cities in the U.S, Canada and the Bahamas. Its livery includes Embraer 145s, 170s, 175s, 190s and Bombardier Q400s. Republic operates the world’s largest fleet of Embraer aircraft.

Republic is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively “the airlines.” The airlines operate fixed-fee flights under major airline partner brands, including American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The Company also operates scheduled public charter flights for Caesars Entertainment to several of its U.S. gaming properties.

Republic Airways is currently hiring pilot first officer positions and have partnered with Aerosim Flight Academy to create a direct pathway to the airlines. They are offering a guaranteed job to candidates who successfully complete the Republic Airways Pilot Pathway as outlined below. Aerosim Flight Academy can help make your dream of flying for Republic Airways a reality.

Below are the necessary Steps to take to reach Republic Airways:

Step 1: Minimum Requirements for Aerosim Flight Academy

  • Must be US citizen or resident
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency (FAR 61.103 must read, speak, write and understand English language)
  • Note: Must pass FAA first class medical certificate, drug test and background test during enrollment process
  • Minimum age 17*

*Applicant must turn 18 no more than six months after enrolling at the academy.

Step 2: Selection Process

  • Enrollment application
  • Obtain FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Flight Training Records release form to airline

Step 3: Enrollment Process

  • Proof of funding
  • Authorization to obtain health insurance form
  • TSA registration

Step 4: Flight Training

Aerosim Flight Academy Professional Pilot Program Overview:

  • Private Pilot License
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate
  • Commercial Single-Engine Add-on Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor Certificate

Professional Pilot Program (transfer student):

  • Private Pilot License completed outside of Aerosim Flight Academy
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate
  • Commercial Single-Engine Add-on Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor Certificate

Course Design:

Ground Training: 660 hours

  • Introduction to Aviation Communication
  • Private Pilot Single Ground School
  • Instrument Airplane Ground School
  • Commercial Pilot Multi-Ground School
  • Flight Instructor Single Ground School

Flight Training:

  • Private Pilot Single Flight Lab: Cirrus SR20
  • Instrument Airplane Flight Lab: Cirrus SR20
  • Commercial Pilot Multi-Flight Lab: PA-44 Seminole
  • Commercial Single-Add Flight Lab: Cirrus SR20
  • Flight Instructor Single Flight Lab: Cirrus SR20/PA-28

Simulator Training:

  • Cirrus SR20 FAA Level 6 FTD, PA-44 Seminole FTD

Step 5: Aerosim Academy Flight Instruction & Time Building

  • Interview for Aerosim Flight Academy Flight Instructor position*
  • Instruct Aerosim Flight Academy Students
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Course
  • Multi-Engine Instructor Course
  • Interview preparation for Republic Airways

*Upon successful completion of the Professional Pilot Program, Aerosim Flight Academy will guarantee students an interview to be potentially employed as a Flight Instructor. Hiring is based on multiple factors, including candidates’ past training performance, communication and teaching skills, and the needs of the company, as well as successful completion of Aerosim Flight Academy’s Certified Flight Instructor Standardization Course.

Step 6: Interview for Republic Airways First Officer Position

Minimum Requirements for Interview and Job Offer:

  • Responsible, committed, disciplined and command ready
  • Age 23 (minimum), age 21 for restricted ATP
  • Complete the FAA Multi-Engine Land and Instrument Rating preferably at Aerosim
  • Obtain a CFI Certificate and complete the Instructor Standardization course at Aerosim
  • Be eligible for employment by Aerosim as an Instructor Pilot
  • Be a Citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Sign a release form authorizing Republic to review the pilot’s academic, aeronautical, and other Aerosim and FAA records
  • 1,200 hour of total time to interview (1,500 hours total time to be placed in a Republic class):
    • 500hrs Cross-Country Time (100 hours PIC
    • 75hrs Instrument Time
    • 100hrs Multi-Engine Time
    • 100hrs Night Time (25 hours PIC)
    • 250hrs Pilot-in-Command Time 

Minimum Requirements for Employment:

  • FAA Airlines Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane Multi-Engine Land Rating (preferred)
  • If no FAA Airline Transport Certificate, must hold a Commercial Multi-Engine Land and meet the requirements to obtain an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • Completion of ATP written Exam
  • Hold a First Class medical certificate prior to entering a New Hire Class at the applicable Airline Subsidiaries
  • Maintain an excellent work ethic and obtain letter(s) of recommendation from Aerosim’s Senior Flight Department
  • Pass any background checks required by FAA, Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, RAH or any government departments, administration, or agency.

Step 7: Employment at Republic Airways

For more information on Republic Airways employment, careers and hiring requirements please visit their website. Click here to learn more about the Republic Airways Pathway Program with Aerosim Flight Academy and speak to an admissions officer.

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