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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

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

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