Women in Aviation

Women in Aviation When people hear the phrase “women in aviation,” they inevitably think of Amelia Earhart, the famed aviatrix who was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. However, Earhart is most remembered for disappearing on a 1937 flight across the Pacific Ocean when she was just 39 years old. Earhart’s disappearance has been a staple of mystery fans with dozens of theories about her fate. In March 2017, new research suggested a plausible conclusion to the mystery, although it’s the kind of story people will likely debate for years. Regardless of her fate, her legend endures. She has served as an inspiration for female pilots […]

How to Become a Commercial Pilot

Have you ever wondered how to become a commercial pilot? If you’re someone who has always wanted to fly but felt you couldn’t afford aviation as a hobby, maybe it’s time to think about a beginning a career as a pilot. In fact, it would help to first understand exactly what defines a commercial pilot. Simply put, a commercial pilot is someone who has been approved by the FAA to charge for pilot services. While most people immediately think of commercial airline pilots flying passengers (the most common example of a commercial pilot), there are other possible careers in this field, even some that are unusual. For instance, cargo pilots, […]

VFR Pilot Rating vs IFR Pilot Rating

IR Rated Pilot Versus VFR Rated Pilot   What does VFR and IFR mean? The acronyms VFR and IFR stand for different types of FAA pilot guidelines that aviators must follow when flying. VFR stands for visual flight rules, which basically means a pilot  has to follow certain FAA flight rules operating by using only their  eyesight while flying. IFR on the other hand, stands for “Instrument Flight rules”, which means that a pilot is basically flying by using their instruments for navigation, radar, weather tracking, flight path monitoring, take off and landing purposes, etc.   VFR Pilot: FAA Visual Flight Rules VFR Pilot Information and VFR Flight Requirements When you first get started out […]

Flight School for Veterans

Pilot License Training At Approved Flight School for Veterans Have you ever served in the military? If so, did you know that you could start training for an exciting career as a professional pilot by using your GI Bill to help pay for the majority of your veteran flight school training? What’s the catch? It just so happens that almost anyone that has served in the military has GI Bill benefits to assist them in obtaining their commercial pilot license.   “We are Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Benefits & Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill) Approved” Our US pilot school in Florida, Epic Flight Academy, is an approved  flight school for veterans that provides superior pilot training at […]

Women Pilots, Women Commercial Pilots, and Women Airline Pilots

Women Pilots Today-  Women Flight School, Women Pilot Training, and Women Pilots–  More Women Seeking Pilot Careers… As the stereotype goes, men are usually the ones that fly the planes and women are usually the ones attending to the passengers on the plane. These days things are operating much differently when it comes to which gender flies an airplane or a jet. Sure there have been many influential women pilots throughout history, but the question remains- how often do you see a women behind the ‘stick” of a major commercial airline jumbo jet? Almost never has been the traditional answer over the years, but not these days. Women all across the […]

How to Choose the Best Pilot School

How to Choose the Best Flight School Have you been thinking about becoming a professional commercial airline pilot? Just as students go to college, student pilots have to go to pilot school so they can learn to fly a plane. Some of the different types of pilot license training programs are as follows- private pilot license, multi-engine pilot license, instrument ratings, commercial pilot license programs, airline transport pilot license, frozen airline transport license, certified flight instructor license. Deciding which pilot school to attend is perhaps one of the most daunting tasks for someone interested in starting a pilot career. Choosing the best pilot training academy is very similar to choosing […]