Red Tails

Epic Red Tail Project

Captain Judy’s Corner: Epic’s Red Tail Project “Aircraft on final for runway 9, winds favor runway 27. Red Grumman departing runway 27.”  Over 25 years ago, and I still vividly recall the departure at this Class G, uncontrolled airport. The incoming white aircraft never acknowledged my radio call.  Every year, runway incursions, traffic conflicts, mid-air collisions, and near misses occur. The FAA FAST Team reports an average of 30 mid-air collisions in the United States each year. Mid-air collisions are generally reported below 8,000 feet AGL, within 30 miles of an airport, and involving aircraft with communication equipment.  Radios are not required equipment in Class E, Class G, or at uncontrolled airports. The FAA advises playing it safe and making … Read more

3rd Annual Aviation Scholarship and Billfish Bash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact for more information Return to Media Epic Flight Academy Announces 2018 Aviation Scholarship Winners and Billfish Bash Winners Hundreds of aviators and aviation enthusiasts were in attendance for Epic Flight Academy’s 3rd Annual Aviation Scholarship and Billfish Bash on Saturday, November 17th as two young aviators were awarded scholarships and offshore fishing tournament teams were recognized. Florida high school students are invited to apply for the scholarships each year. To date, Epic Flight Academy has awarded $70,000 in scholarships. The event combines fishing with flying as anglers participate in the two-day Billfish Bash tournament to raise funds to support young aviators. Attendees were able to visit information tables sponsored by Textron Aviation, Piedmont Airlines, Air Wisconsin … Read more