Sporty’s Partners with LIFT Academy

Partnership provides Sporty’s online training courses to LIFT Academy Students

Sporty’s has partnered with LIFT Academy, a flight training program owned by Republic Airways, to provide Sporty’s award-winning, online training courses to LIFT Academy students. This collaboration between Sporty’s and LIFT Academy grants students access to a range of valuable learning resources including Sporty’s Learn To Fly Course, Instrument Rating Course, Commercial Pilot Course, and Garmin G1000 Checkout Course.

“Sporty’s is honored to have been selected by LIFT Academy as an online training provider,” said Sporty’s President John Zimmerman. “Sporty’s courses, paired with LIFT’s on-site flight training, will provide LIFT students with a premier learning experience as they prepare for their aviation career,” Zimmerman continued.

Sporty’s learning tools provide a consistent and proven path to success in pilot training while laying the foundation for success as a professional pilot. Each course includes hours of 4k video content with flight deck perspectives and sophisticated 3D animations. Students also gain access to learning content on Sporty’s dedicated mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV which allow content to be downloaded for offline viewing.

“LIFT chose Sporty’s as the course provider for our students for the feature-rich and modern courseware that will complement our innovative, industry-leading training program while providing students with the skills they need to succeed,” said Edward Bagden, Director of LIFT Operations and Academic Programs.  “The flight school management tools provide our team with the tools they need to provide LIFT students with the best training possible.”

LIFT Academy students will also benefit from Sporty’s powerful test prep tools. Students may create unlimited study sessions and practice exams with access to Sporty’s proprietary database of thousands of test questions. Detailed analytics will further assist students in customizing their learning experience before earning their written exam endorsement.

LIFT Academy will use Sporty’s CFI Portal and Chief CFI features to monitor and track student progress within Sporty’s courses. These tools will assist LIFT instructors and management in ensuring that students stay on course toward achieving their training objectives.

About LIFT Academy

Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy is a U.S.-based commercial aviation pilot training school owned by Republic Airways. Headquartered in Indianapolis, LIFT revolutionizes commercial aviation training utilizing state-of-the-art, eco-friendly training technologies and systems to educate future aviators.

Students receive instruction from experienced pilots under FAA and industry standards with the most advanced equipment and curriculum that combines flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. LIFT Academy students train on a fleet of advanced new aircraft produced by Diamond Aircraft Industries, including the DA40 single-engine, DA42 twin-engine and DA20 single-engine aircraft.

Complementing this, LIFT has deployed leading-edge Aviation Advanced Training Devices (AATDs) from Diamond Simulation and Frasca International. LIFT further enhances its training environment with immersive training devices (ITDs) crafted by Vertex Solutions, integrating the power of virtual reality into its curriculum, underscoring its position as a leader in next-generation pilot training.

LIFT offers its graduates a defined pathway to a career as a commercial pilot at Republic Airways. LIFT Academy has locations in Indianapolis; Columbus, Indiana; Galveston, Texas and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. To learn more about LIFT Academy powered by Republic Airways, visit

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