Donald Bangs - Staff

Donald Bangs

Originally from Long Island, New York, Don Bangs has been obsessed with all things aviation since he was 10 years old. Originally wanting to pursue a career in Air Traffic Control, Don caught the flying bug in 2014 when he went up for a discovery flight and hasn’t stopped ever since. He juggled between a career in education and a career in aviation, and found the perfect combination in flight instructing. He attained his Private through Multi Commercial ratings at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Air Transportation. He earned his CFI and CFII here at Epic. He has often said that his goal is “to experience every aspect of aviation, from ground operations, to dispatch, to flying the planes themselves.” Having been trained in aircraft marshaling and ground handling, worked as a customer service agent for Spirit Airlines, and now working as a full-time flight instructor. He is certainly enjoying his time as a self-proclaimed “full-time aviation nerd.”

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