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Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 3 | March 2024

Epic Buzz Newsletter March 2024

Volume 7, Issue 3 | March 2024 Graduation for Aircraft Mechanics Aircraft mechanic students who began their studies on May 31, 2022 graduated on February 8, 2024. We send heartfelt congratulations to these hardworking students who are now ready to embark on new careers! Hats off to Steven Albinson, Christian Bruno, Andrew Carmiche, Rebecca Ebersold, Christopher Lambert, Simon Leon, Aidan, McGhin, Luis Saavedra Marin, Emilio Sampoll Tollinchi, Alexander Swindle, and Gower Symons!  We also welcomed a new class of aircraft mechanic students (below) last month who are currently in their general technician course. If you’re considering a career as an aircraft mechanic, you can check your eligibility in minutes. New Flight Students in February We also welcomed new flight students to our New Smyrna … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 2 | February 2024

Epic Buzz Newsletter February 2024

Volume 7, Issue 2 | February 2024 Aircraft Mechanic News Thanks to all who attended the open house at our New Smyrna Beach aircraft mechanic school in January. What an event! A truck powered by a jet engine! Monster trucks and antique cars! Tours and demonstrations! We had a great time and are looking forward to welcoming new students to our next class on February 12th. Ready to enroll? You can prequalify in minutes. New Flight Students in January We welcomed 31 new flight students to our New Smyrna Beach campus in January. Our Ocala, Tallahassee, and Tucson campuses also grew in enrollment, and we have to give a shout-out to Jesus Coronado for being our first student to solo in Tucson! Let’s fly! CVG … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 1 | January 2024

Epic Buzz Newsletter January-2024.

Volume 7, Issue 1 | January 2024 Six New Cessnas Arrived in December The Epic fleet grew last month as we took delivery of six brand new Cessna Skyhawks at our New Smyrna Beach campus. Epic pilots picked up the new planes at the Cessna factory in Independence, Kansas and flew them to Florida. Next, our maintenance department will paint the tails red, and our students will enjoy training in these excellent aircraft! New Flight Students in December We closed out 2023 welcoming these new flight students to our main campus last month. We also welcomed new pilots at our Ocala, Tallahassee, and Tucson campuses! CVG Update The exterior of our new aircraft mechanic school at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is complete. … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 12 | December 2023

Epic Buzz Newsletter December 2023

Volume 6, Issue 12 | December 2023 Meet Our 2023 Scholarship Winners L-R: Shemuel Ortiz, Orion Maka, New Smyrna Beach Mayor Fred Cleveland, Juliana Gonzalez, Robert Brown (not pictured: Melissa Hernandez, Roger Roden, Cody Stebbins) On Saturday, November 4, 2023, Epic Flight Academy announced the recipients of the 8th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards during a special event and career fair. Seven high school students received a total of $80,000 in scholarships. New Smyrna Beach Mayor Fred Cleveland presented the awards on behalf of Epic. Robert Brown and Orion Maka each won $20,000 for aircraft mechanic training. Juliana Gonzalez, Melissa Hernandez, Roger Roden, and Cody Stebbins each won $5,000 for flight training, and Shemuel Ortiz won $20,000 for flight training. To date, Epic … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 11 | November 2023

Epic Buzz Newsletter November 2023

Volume 6, Issue 11 | November 2023 Grand Opening at New Tucson, Arizona Flight School Epic hosted a grand opening at its third satellite flight school location at the Tucson International Airport on Oct. 27, 2023. The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce joined Epic staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and CommuteAir pilots brought in an Embraer ERJ-145 jet for the occasion. The press and public turned out for discovery flights, food and fun. Sending a special shoutout to Brock Rees, Director of Satellite Operations (center, green shirt, between Danny and Amy Perna) for his leadership and hard work in establishing our newest location, and thanks to our neighbors, Million Air Tucson, for their warm hospitality. New Flight Students Welcome to the flight students who … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 10 | October 2023

Epic Buzz Newsletter September 2023

Vol. 6, Issue 10 Orlando Sentinel Names Epic Flight Academy a “Top Workplace” For the second year in a row, the Orlando Sentinel named Epic a “Top Workplace” in Central Florida. We are especially proud of this recognition, because it is based on private surveys completed by our staff. Several staff members (pictured) attended a special luncheon to receive the award. Back row, L-R: Alex Kish, Marylou Preston, Selena Davis, and Andrew Leonard. Front row, L-R: Robyn Vivona, Stephanie Babian, Jessica Young, and Shiang Lu. Thank you to every Epic team member for all you do to support our students! We are a Top Workplace because we have a Top Team! Congratulations to all!  New Flight Students New pilot orientation … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 9 | September 2023

Epic Buzz September 2023

Volume 6, Issue 9 | September 2023 Epic Establishes Flight School at Tucson International Airport We’re excited to announce the opening of another Epic flight school satellite location, this time in Tucson, Arizona. We are tentatively planning an Open House on October 27th. Watch for details in next month’s Buzz! New Flight Students We wish a warm welcome to our newest class of 35 flight students! Pictured here during orientation in August, they are now fully engaged in flight training and doing great! CVG Airport Construction Update Our new Aircraft Mechanic training facility at CVG Airport is really coming along! Students have already started enrolling for our spring 2024 classes. Check your eligibility and reserve your seat now! Pratt & Whitney representatives … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 8 | August 2023

Epic Buzz Newsletter August 2023

Volume 6, Issue 8 | August 2023 Epic is on the Road Again We’re on the road! Epic representatives attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 where they made new friends and enjoyed reunions with others. Pictured L-R: Don Bangs (Delta); Ray Altmann (Epic), Cris Gammill (Delta), Mike Thompson (Epic), and David Jamison (Frontier) who used to work at Epic. Later this month, we’ll be in Brazil! Join us at the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in LaBace Aug. 8-10 and MRO Brazil 2023 Aug. 30-31. New Flight Students Welcome to our newest class of flight students! They arrived in July and are well underway in their training already. Watch for updates as they earn their ratings! CVG Airport Construction Update The … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 7 | July 2023

Epic Buzz Newsletter July 2023

Volume 6, Issue 7 | July 2023 Construction Update at CVG Airport We’re making progress on our new location! Founder and CEO Danny Perna and his wife Amy (below) visited the construction site of the new Aircraft Mechanic training facility at CVG Airport a few days ago. Construction is going well and on schedule. We expect to hold our first classes there in early 2024 in partnership with FEAM Aero.  If you’re ready to train as an aircraft mechanic, our next class begins Sept. 25 at our New Smyrna Beach, FL campus. You can prequalify in minutes. Graduates, current students, and staff can earn $1,000 through our referral program for the aircraft mechanic program. We invite you to share this excellent program with others! New Flight … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 6 | June 2023

Epic Buzz Newsletter June 2023

Volume 6, Issue 6 | June 2023 Aircraft Mechanics on the Move Congratulations to our May 2023 aircraft mechanic graduates! They have completed Epic’s 19-month Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Program. Epic COO & Director of the Aircraft Mechanic Program Josh Rawlins presented certificates to each graduate. These students worked incredibly hard, and we wish them all the best in their exciting new careers! They can even transfer their A&P training to Polk State College for 30 credit hours toward an AS degree in Aviation Maintenance Administration.  We were also happy to welcome a new class of aircraft mechanic students to campus (below). If you’re ready to train as an aircraft mechanic, our next class begins Sept. 25. You can prequalify in minutes. … Read more

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