Women in Aviation

Women in Aviation When people hear the phrase “women in aviation,” they inevitably think of Amelia Earhart, the famed aviatrix who was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. However, Earhart is most remembered for disappearing on a 1937 flight across the Pacific Ocean when she was just 39 years old. Earhart’s disappearance has been a staple of mystery fans with dozens of theories about her fate. In March 2017, new research suggested a plausible conclusion to the mystery, although it’s the kind of story people will likely debate for years. Regardless of her fate, her legend endures. She has served as an inspiration for female 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. 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. Every aspect of flying is impacted by these two ratings, such as flight planning, taking off, navigation, weather tracking, flight following, radar, and landing.   VFR Pilot: Visual Flight Rules VFR Pilot Information and VFR Flight Requirements When […]

Flight School for Veterans

Pilot License Training At Approved 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 GI Bill to help pay for the majority of your veteran flight school training? What’s the catch? It just so happens that almost anyone that has served in the military has GI 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” Our US pilot school in Florida, Epic Flight Academy, is an approved  flight school for veterans that provides superior pilot training at […]

Types of Pilot Licenses

Different Types of Pilot Licenses You want to become a pilot, but did you know the FAA issues different types of pilot licenses depending on classifications and various regulations? Depending on your pilot license and ratings, you will be licensed to fly different types of aircraft or even be able to fly for commercial airlines as a paid professional certified pilot. Whether you’re an international student or American student, you just have to decide which pilot license meets your needs. What is a Pilot License? A pilot’s license or pilot certificate, in simple terms, allows a person to be able to fly an aircraft just as a driver’s license allows […]

How to Choose the Best Pilot School

How to Choose the Best Flight School Have you been thinking about enrolling in flight school and becoming a professional commercial airline pilot? Just as students go to college to pursue training for a dream career, student pilots have to go to pilot school so they can learn to fly a plane and earn their licenses and certifications required by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Choosing the right flight school is an important decision that impacts your aviation career path. Many students enroll in a flight school only to find themselves transferring to another school later on. Although we believe Epic Flight Academy is the best choice, there may be […]