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Epic Billfish Bash

Inaugural Student Scholarship Tournament Epic Billfish Bash Captain’s Meeting: Thursday, 10/20 7pm at Outriggers Restaurant, New Smyrna   Finger foods, raffle, boat registration completion and tournament details discussed at 8pm. See you there! Billfish Bash Early Entry The first 20 Teams who register and pay for the Billfish Bash will receive “Costa Calcutta” at no extra cost.   Costa Calcutta $1000 dollars to the Top sailfish release in a outboard or 39′ & under boat Billfish Registration Form Species Registration Form Boats Registered to Date: 1. South Wind Freddie Z Fishing 2. Lor-a-Di 3. Bonna Vear 4. Heavy Hiter 5. Mence 6. My escape 7. Miss Emma 8. Cmonsters 9. Knockdown 10. Prospectin 11. Water Proof 12. Booty […]

Fly N’ Surf Camp ~ 1 Week Camps Starting Mid July

Epic Flight Academy is excited to announce our first flight camp!  Camp lasts 5 days running Monday – Friday and includes a 1 hour surf lesson each day at beautiful New Smyrna Beach!  Students will learn what it takes to become a pilot and fly in our single and multi engine aircraft.   Camps will fill up fast so please review our full schedule and complete the sign-up form:  Fly N’ Surf Information  

Flight Instructor Training at NO COST – Domestic Students

Please note that this offer has expired. For more information about current opportunities, please contact Admissions. Start your career as a flight instructor sooner than you ever imagined possible!  Excellent pay, benefits, and hours to fly in sunny New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  You can’t beat this offer out of all the flight instructor jobs, this is number one!  Why are we offering no cost training?  Because you’ve chosen a career that is in very high demand.  Flight Instructors are getting hired by regional airlines as soon as they meet the minimum hour requirements.  Requiring flight schools to offer flight instructor jobs at lower costs, but we took it one step […]

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 […]

Different Types of Pilot Careers

Different Types of Pilot Careers

Pilot Careers Have you been thinking about starting a rewarding career as a professional pilot? With the growing worldwide pilot shortage, choosing a pilot career is smarter than ever. There is an old saying: “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.” How would you feel if your office or work place was located in the cockpit of an airplane, turbo prop, small jet, airline jumbo jet, or any other type of aircraft while being thousands of feet up in the air? That is the ultimate feeling of flying and freedom. If you have ever wanted to learn to fly and become a […]

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 […]

Types of Pilot Licenses

The Different Types of Pilot Licenses So you want to become a pilot, but did you know that there are different FAA pilot license classifications and regulations when it comes down to being able to fly different types of aircraft or to be able to fly for commercial airlines as a paid professional certified pilot? Pilot License A pilot license or pilot certificate, in simple terms, basically allows a person to be able to fly an aircraft just the same as you have a driver’s license to drive a vehicle. The FAA is the governing institution that creates and enforces all aviation rules and regulations for pilots and other aviation […]

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 […]