Technology and Problem-Solving

Technology and Problem-Solving “Our fuel stop was forecasting ceilings (clouds) at the lowest landing minimums and a slow moving line of thunderstorms…” My crew met me in the lobby for a quick cup of coffee before checking weather and then pre-flighting the Citation. We had our flight plan on file from our departure: Regina, Canada (CYQR) to Churchill, Canada (CYYQ) for a fuel stop, and then to Iqaluit, Canada (CYFB), our final destination on our second night of this world flight voyage. Our fuel stop was forecasting ceilings (clouds) at the lowest landing minimums and a slow-moving line of thunderstorms while our destination was reporting clear skies throughout the day […]

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

VFR-Rated Pilot Versus IFR-Rated Pilot   What do the terms “VFR” and “IFR” mean? The acronyms VFR and IFR stand for different types of FAA pilot certifications. VFR stands for “Visual Flight Rules.” This means that a VFR-rated pilot must follow specific guidelines when flying using visual references. A pilot holding a Private Pilot License (PPL) must fly in VFR conditions. IFR stands for “Instrument Flight Rules” and allows a pilot who is Instrument Rated (IR) to operate an aircraft by relying almost solely on instruments. Once a pilot holds a PPL, the next step is to be Instrument Rated (IR), allowing the pilot to fly IFR. Every aspect of flying […]

Flight School for Veterans

Epic Flight Academy – 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 G.I. Bill to help pay for the majority of your flight school training? What’s the catch? It just so happens that almost anyone that has served in the military has G.I. 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” Epic Flight Academy is an approved flight school for veterans that provides superior pilot training at our FAA-accredited flight training institution. […]