Flight Training at Epic

flight training planeEpic Flight Academy’s flight training campus is specifically located at KEVB – New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport. Flight training has been our business at Epic Flight Academy since 1999 and we’re proud of our continued growth to offer students several flight training options.  Over the years we have developed our individual courses into a full package experience.  This makes it simpler for our students to know when they choose any of our flight training courses they will complete with the necessary requirements to achiever their pilot career goals. With students coming from all corners of the world we know they have the expectations to set them up for success and to be knowledgeable of their Civil Aviation Authority’s requirements.  We understand it’s difficult as a student pilot to fully understand all of the flight training you require, much less know if you are on the right track. This is why only at Epic you will find complete flight training courses created for the world’s most prominent Civil Aviation Authorities: FAA, EASA, UAEAC, DGCA, CAAV, ANAC, AAC, GCAA, GACA …. and many more.  As most of our graduate pilots will tell you, without Epic’s full course flight training options they would be lost.  So relax and let our trained Admissions Team guide you in the right direction to your dream career as a professional pilot.

Epic’s Flight Training Options

U.S. Citizen Pilot Career Courses – we are proud to offer two full circle options to our domestic students.  Take a look!domestic flight training

o    Degree Seeking Track: For those seeking to obtain a University degree in Aeronautics plus flight training you’ve come to the right place!  As a flight training affiliate with Liberty University we can offer you both along with several financing options.  Please visit our University Aviation Degree page to learn all about it!

o    Non-Degree Seeking Track: If you’ve already completed a University degree or simply want to focus on flight training first this is the option for you.  A complete flight training course from zero experience to a commercial multi-engine pilot, sponsorship through your flight instructor training, guaranteed job at Epic Flight Academy as an instructor, and guaranteed interview with regional airline ExpressJet.  Please visit our Zero to Hero page for all the exciting details!

FAA Commercial Pilot License Course – this is our full flight training course taking students flight training faafrom zero experience to a commercial multi engine pilot. Estimated flight training time is 6-8 months, dependent upon total hours. This particular flight training course is set up for students to complete with 250 flight hours total.  Become a pilot and start your career in less than one year!  This particular course meets all necessary training requirements to co-validate your pilot licenses to the commercial pilot level in the following countries:  Afghanistan , Albania,  Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia, Brazil,  Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel,  Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon,  Macedonia, Madagascar,  Malaysia, Maldives,  Mexico, Mongolia,  Morocco, Mozambique,  Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papa New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.   Wow!  As you can see majority of the countries in the world accept FAA flight training as the equivalent to their own Civil Aviation Authority requirements.

Dual EASA + FAA Licensing with ATPL Training flight training easa–  very few flight schools located in the United States (less than 10) have been granted by the CAA  the approval to offer EASA with ATPL training.  With our excellent partnerships with Command Pilot Training and Cranfield Aviation Training School located in the UK we offer a full course for students seeking dual licensure with both the FAA and EASA with ATPL training.  EASA with ATPL Frozen licensure is necessary in order to work in countries located in the European Union and preferred by a few airlines in surrounding areas (European Economic Area & Middle East) .  Estimated flight training time is 12-14 months.   Your total flight hour requirements are in accordance with EASA logbook regulations of 200 total flight hours with a minimum of 100 Pilot In Command (PIC) hours.  This particular course meets all necessary training requirements to co-validate your pilot licenses to the commercial pilot level in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

India DGCA Commercial Pilot Course – if you are from the country of India you should know that your Civil Aviation Authority, the DGCA, has very specific requirements concerning the type of aircraft you fly during your Commercial flight training.  At Epic Flight Academy we’ve created a full course including the type of aircraft and appropriately allocated flight hours necessary in each.  Estimated flight training time is 8-12 months.  DGCA students will complete with a total of 250 total flight hours.  Please contact our Admissions Team for details concerning this course.

Flight Training in the U.S. for International Students

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Pasindu Nanayakkara – Sri Lankan Airlines

For our international students considering their choices of taking flying lessons in their own country or in the United Sates we want you to carefully consider the following points.  There is an incredible benefit to flight training in the United States. A FAA pilot’s license is world renowned for its quality and safety of training and is considered to have the best flight training programs.  One of the greatest benefits is that students will become proficient in English during their flight training, a necessity to fly international routes.  Whether a pilot is flying from Peru to the United States or Mongolia there has to be a common language.  The aviation industry has designated English as the standard for communication.  By completing your flight training in the United States you receive an English proficient endorsement from the FAA on the back of your pilot license.  You are already ahead of your counterparts that are training at academies that are not teaching English or not located in the United States. The FAA license is recognized worldwide so by completing your commercial pilot license in the United States your training will be valid to work in other countries opening up even more job opportunities.  There’s a lot of structure behind the FAA, at the end of each flight training course you have a check ride where you’re actually performing what you have learned with a FAA Examiner.  A student pilot must prove they can perform to the FAA’s standards before being granted a pilot license and moving on to the next level of training.  The rest of the aviation world knows of these high standards for training in order for a student to receive a pilot license approved by the FAA.   Epic proudly holds the certification of being a Cessna Service Center which requires us to have up to date aircraft, instrumentation, and detailed maintenance schedule.  Our equipment is well maintained, fuel and parts are on site, and the structure of our flight courses are designed to accelerate students through their training. All these things combined means we complete students efficiently and successfully which saves time and in turn money.  Learn more about our Aviation English training to prepare you for training in the United States and view all of our successful international graduates!