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Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 8 | August 2022

Epic Buzz Newsletter August-2022

Epic staff attends EAA AirVenture, student accomplishments, specials, first time passes, and more! Volume 5, Issue 8 | August 2022 Epic Team Attends EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Why are these guys smiling? Because they’re representing Epic at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. L-R: Tyren Wilson, Mike Thompson, and Brock Rees made the rounds to visit with our aviation partners, alumni, and future students. If you’ve never been to Oshkosh, mark your calendar for next year! There’s nothing like it. New Flight Students Welcome to our newest class of Epic pilots! These flight students arrived last month and are already making great strides in their flight training. Epic trains pilots from all around the U.S. and more than 80 countries. We’d love to welcome … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 7 | July 2022

Epic Buzz July 2022

Epic partners with Breeze Airways, visits from Air Wisconsin and Silver Airways, aircraft mechanic milestones, and much more! Volume 5, Issue 7 | July 2022 Meet Our Newest Partner: Breeze Airways Epic is proud to announce a new partnership with Breeze Airways. The agreement gives Epic pilots a hiring advantage. Qualified pilots will be invited to interview at 500 hours and secure a conditional job offer while building time toward the FAA minimum.  Joel Mitchell from Breeze Airways, said, “Breeze is proud to partner with Epic Flight Academy through our Breeze Embark Program. Epic does a fantastic job developing future aviation professionals. We are thrilled to have their help with our rapidly growing airline. Breeze offers an exceptional destination for aviators to fly nice … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 6 | June 2022

June 2022 Buzz Newsletter

Epic and Republic announce new program, new students arrive, Air Wisconsin event, alumni news, first time passes, and more… Volume 5, Issue 6 | June 2022 Republic Airways Program Representatives from Republic Airways visited campus recently to speak to Epic pilots about the new Republic Airways and Epic Flight Academy Career Pipeline Interview Program. Republic Airways Campus Recruiter Bradley Murphy said, “We’re thrilled to establish this partnership with Epic Flight Academy to hire their best to become Republic Airways Pilots, Cadets and Ambassadors. We’re proud to see Epic alumni enter our flight decks, and this partnership will allow that pipeline to grow over the years to come.”  The program provides an opportunity for Epic pilots to become candidates for pilot positions during … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 5 | May 2022

Epic Buzz May 2022

Epic Ocala facility opens, United visits Epic, NASA event, staff and alumni news, first time passes, and more Volume 5, Issue 5 | May 2022 Epic Cuts Ribbon in Ocala It’s official! On Saturday, April 23rd, the Ocala Metro Chamber and Economic Partnership joined Epic staff to cut the ribbon and officially open our newest location. The new flight school is at the Ocala International Airport. We welcomed members of the public to our Open House, and several people enjoyed seeing Ocala from the air as they took Discovery Flights with Epic pilots. We appreciate the warm welcome from our new friends in Ocala and look forward to training many pilots there.  Aircraft Mechanic Students We only have a few seats left … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 4 | April 2022

Epic Buzz Newsletter April 2022

Polk State College Partners with Epic Aircraft Mechanic Program Polk State College has signed an articulation agreement with Epic that allows graduates from Epic’s Aircraft Mechanic Program to transfer their A&P certificate for 30 credit hours toward an AS degree in Aviation Maintenance Administration. Eric Crump, Aerospace Program Director at Polk State College said, “Polk State College is proud to partner with Epic Flight Academy to help address the critical need for qualified aviation maintenance technicians. Together, we can provide our graduates with the skills they need to be successful throughout their career journey.” We invite you to check out our FAA-certified Part 147 aircraft mechanic school. Training lasts just 19 months, and we have many aviation hiring partners, including FEAM. The aircraft … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 3 | March 2022

Feb 2022 Buzz Newsletter

Epic takes deliver of a new Cessna, hosts airline seminars, awards scholarships, and more. Volume 5, Issue 3 | March 2022 Epic Takes Delivery of New Cessna Epic Flight Academy purchases all training aircraft new from the factory. Students and staff turned out to welcome the newest addition to the Epic fleet, a Cessna Skyhawk 172S Nav III. We flew this in directly from the Cessna/Textron factory in Kansas. Epic’s maintenance department has since painted the tail red to match the rest of the fleet. The red tails make the aircraft more visible, which is an added safety feature. Check Flight School Eligibility! Career Seminars Epic hosted three Career Seminars with representatives from Air Wisconsin, GoJet Airlines, and Republic Airways. Pilots and … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 2 | February 2022

February 2022 Buzz

Epic announces Aviate Program in partnership with United Airlines and a new program with FEAM Maintenance.  Volume 5, Issue 2 | February 2022 Epic Partners with United Airlines to Offer Aviate Program At a press conference on January 11, 2022, we announced our new partnership with United Airlines. United staff, Epic staff, and New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen were on hand to announce the launch of the Aviate Program at Epic Flight Academy. We had an excellent turnout for the event, and Epic graduates are already applying to the program, which offers the most direct path to a United Airlines flight deck. GoJet Career Seminar Representatives from GoJet Airlines will be on site Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 pm to share hiring information. … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 1 | January 2022

Epic Buzz January 2022

Volume 5, Issue 1 | January 2022 Press Conference with United Airlines We invite you to join us on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at 11:00 am for a press conference hosted by United Airlines and Epic Flight Academy where we will make an exciting announcement. Speakers will include representatives from United and Epic along with New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen. Following the announcement, lunch will be provided by local food trucks. We hope to welcome you to this exciting event! Check Flight School Eligibility! Epic in Lakeland Epic staff had a great time last month in Lakeland, Florida at the Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Fly-In Festival. We met up with alumni, made new friends, and shared Epic’s mission. Airport News … Read more

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