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Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 12 | December 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter Dec 2021

Celebrating a great year of flight training and aircraft mechanic training with scholarships, career fair, field trips, & more! Volume 4, Issue 12 | December 2021 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Recipients Congratulations to Abdul Maflahi ($20,000 flight training), Luke Hamilton ($5,000 flight training), and to Tyler Vischer and Julia Juedes ($20,000 aircraft mechanic training each). These talented high school students impressed the judges with their aviation accomplishments and determination. They are pictured here with Epic’s director of education, Dr. Cindy Lovell, and Captain Judy Rice, Epic’s ground school instructor. New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen was on hand to present the awards. You can read more about their accomplishments in Captain Judy’s Corner. We also want to congratulate these current Epic … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 11 | November 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter November 2021

Join us on Nov. 6th for our 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair! Volume 4, Issue 11 | November 2021 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair It’s that time of the year again! Join us on Saturday, November 6th from 4 to 6 pm for our 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair! New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen will be on site to announce the winners of two pilot scholarships and two aircraft mechanic scholarships. We will also be celebrating the winners of our fishing tournament. Epic will award $89,000 in aviation scholarships this year! As in years past, the event will feature a Career Fair showcasing the event sponsors: Cessna/Textron, Piper, SkyWest, Air Wisconsin, … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 10 | October 2021

Epic Buzz October 2021

Epic launches Epic Anywhere for flight training at your local airport! Also, staff and alumni news and special savings in October. Volume 4, Issue 10 | October 2021 We Now Offer “Epic Anywhere” Do you live in one of the 48 contiguous United States? If so, we can bring Epic flight instruction to you at your neighborhood airport! Epic now offers flight training delivered to you thanks to Epic Anywhere, our newest flight training initiative. One of our highly qualified flight instructors will fly the training aircraft directly to you. Flight training is offered in two-week blocks to suit your schedule and location.  Endeavor Air Visits Epic We were thrilled to welcome pilot representatives from Endeavor Air for a career seminar … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 9 | September 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter Sept 2021

Volume 4, Issue 9 | September 2021 Safety Award Presented Congratulations to our Colonel Anthony Perna Safety Award winner, Andrew Leonard. In honor of Colonel Anthony Perna, this award recognizes an individual whose dedication to safety is truly exceptional. Andrew prioritizes safety in his role as a dispatcher at Epic. Pilots have probably noticed Andrew’s attention to detail when checking weight and balance before every flight. Andrew contributes tremendously to the safety culture by promoting and utilizing our internal safety reporting system. Thank you for your efforts, Andrew! The Colonel Anthony Perna Safety Award is given on a quarterly basis and all departments are eligible. If you know someone that should be recognized, please reach out to a Safety Officer with nominations. … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 8 | August 2021

Epic Buzz Monthly Newsletter August 2021

Volume 4, Issue 8 | August 2021 Epic Goes to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 We were thrilled to be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year from July 26th through August 1st. There is no aviation event like Oshkosh! We got to meet up with old friends and make new friends. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Epic Flight Academy booth to say hello! We’ll see you there again next year! August Specials We have some exciting specials that will run Aug. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2021. There has never been a better time to begin your new aviation career training! Domestic Professional Pilot Special: *Free Private Pilot Ground School International Professional Pilot Special: *Free Private Pilot Ground School … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 7 | July 2021

July 2021 Buzz Newsletter

July special for PPL, full-motion sim in the news, alumni updates, online demos, check rides, and more! Volume 4, Issue 7 | July 2021 Simulator Enhances Flight Training Epic Flight Academy worked with Frasca to develop its Private Pilot Course to include full-motion simulator training. The goal was to save students time and money. In fact, Flying Magazine and AOPA recently shared the success of the course. Epic students have also weighed in, including Steve Ramroop: “My experience with the Frasca full-motion simulator has been an excellent one. By properly utilizing this flight training tool, I was able to accomplish my first solo faster and obtain my Private Pilot License within the suggested time and close to the suggested budget. I look … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 6 | June 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter June 2021

Volume 4, Issue 6 | June 2021 Piper is Our Newest Hiring Partner We are thrilled to welcome Piper Aircraft, Inc. as Epic’s newest hiring partner for our Part 147 aircraft mechanic graduates. Greg Sims (center), Senior Manager of Manufacturing for Piper, visited Epic recently and is pictured here with COO Josh Rawlins (left) and Business Operations Manager Tyren Wilson (right). We invite you to check out our Aircraft Mechanic Program and see if it’s right for you. It’s easy to apply, and our next class begins June 8th. June Specials Airline Direct Program – IR and CPL students are eligible for the Airline Direct Program. (Note: Typically, only PPL students are eligible for this program. Because we have just launched this … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 5 | May 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter May 2021

Safety Award Winner Announced Congratulations to our Colonel Anthony Perna Safety Award winner, Manuel Diaz. In remembrance of Colonel Anthony Perna, this award recognizes an individual whose dedication to safety is truly exceptional. Colonel Perna’s 30 years of faithful dedication to military aviation stands as a testament to the difference one person can make. Manuel prioritizes safety in the air and on the ground. Before he meets with a new student, he does his research so he knows who he is flying with. His decisions in the airplane always side with caution, and he reports safety deficiencies, when necessary, that contribute to our safety culture here at Epic. Thank you for your efforts, Manuel! The Colonel Anthony Perna Safety Award … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 4 | April 2021

Epic Buzz April 2021

April specials, our new Airline Direct Program, staff news, checkride passes, and more! Volume 4, Issue 4 | April 2021 New Airline Direct Program Are you looking for a flight training program that takes you directly to a career with the airlines? Look no further! Epic has partnered with Southern Airways Express and Mokulele Airlines to take you from zero experience to an airline career in 10 months. We accept 6 cadets into our Airline Direct Program every month. We invite you to apply to this exciting program. April Specials Airline Direct Program – IR and CPL students are eligible for the Airline Direct Program. (Note: Typically, only PPL students are eligible for this program. Because we have just launched it, we … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 3 | March 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter March 2021

March specials, new aircraft, women in aviation, staff news, checkride passes, and more! Volume 4, Issue 3 | March 2021 Women in Aviation Week Celebrate Women in Aviation Week by participating in the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide (IWOAW)’s event on March 8th. A French female pilot, Raymond de Laroche, received her pilot license on March 8, 1910. She is believed to be the world’s first licensed female pilot. Join Epic Flight Academy and aviators from around the world to celebrate Women in Aviation Week. You can even help go for a world record in a display of pink paper airplanes. Epic is proud to have awarded aviation scholarships to Sadie Gerstle (2020), Bronwyn Rees (2019), Skye Sobzack (2017) and Victoria … Read more