Epic Buzz Vol. 2 Issue 11 | Nov. 2019

Sponsors Supported $27,500 in 2019 Epic Scholarship Awards

Scholarship recipient Trace Martinson with Mayor Russ Owen

Congratulations to our 4th Annual Epic Flight Academy Aviation Scholarship winners! New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen presented a $20,000 scholarship to Trace Martinson from St. Augustine, FL (pictured above) and a $5,000 scholarship to Bronwyn Rees (in absentia) from Rockledge, FL. We received 22 applications from 8 states. We were also thrilled to present a special $2,500 scholarship to Andrew McCarthy, a current Epic student. Read all about our scholarship winners!

We send a warm thank you to our generous sponsors who made it possible to award $27,500 this year: Textron/CessnaAir Wisconsin, and Piedmont Airlines were our major scholarship sponsors. Thanks to New Smyrna Outfitters for supporting our fishing tournament, which in turn supports scholarships. Thanks to all of our generous sponsors for making this year’s event a success, and thanks to the hundreds of attendees who bought food, t-shirts, and raffle tickets!

Epic Scholarship Bash 2019


19 boats participated in our “Red Tails for Red Tails” fishing tournament on Oct. 25th. The winners were:

-1st Place: Key West, 48 inches, $1,000

-2nd Place: Cessna 2, 45 inches, $500

-3rd Place: Air Wisconsin 2, 43 inches, $250

-Lady Angler: Kelly Azzinard, 41 inches, plaque

-Jr. Angler: Avery Thompson: 37.5 inches, plaque

We took delivery of another brand new Cessna 172 on Oct. 23rd!

Epic videographer Mike Lopez has created two new videos to share: Everything You Need to Know About M-1 Visas and Top 10 FAQs!

Epic graduate Lim Reachta was featured in the Khmer Times for his accomplishments.

We invite you to join our Epic Flight Academy online PILOT FORUM to discuss pilot topics, ask questions, and get to know each other. The forum is a great place to start your pilot career!

Epic Alumni News

Send your news and photos to our Social Media team to keep us up to date on your latest achievements. #EpicFlightAcademy


Epic Employee News

We are happy to welcome new staff to the Epic family: Laurie Elliott (pictured here) is our new Admissions Manager. She is originally from Flint, Michigan. We also welcome CFI Matthew Scarcella, who is originally from Miami. Welcome to Epic!

Captain Judy’s Corner:

“This is your captain speaking…”

“You have envisioned sitting in the left seat announcing to the passengers, “This is your Captain speaking…” You look over at the mounds of study materials on the desk…”

Read the latest article by Captain Judy Rice, Epic Flight Academy Ground School Instructor. She discusses the importance of understanding the ignition system of your aircraft.



Congratulations to all of our spectacular Epic Flight Academy students who passed checkrides on their first attempt in October!

Private Pilot

Paula Valentina Carreno Sanchez
Devin Conner Shields
Mohammed Akram Mohammed Mohammed
Jin Woo Kim
Andrew Jeffrey Mccarthy
Francisco Javier Jovel
Maria Jose Aguirre Zuleta
Alejandro Martinez Bermudez

Instrument Rating

Christian Nicholas Sabatelli
Samuel Luna Villabona
Cody Louis May
Angel Skyy Wells
Elso Cardoso Junior
Youngjin Bang
Muhammad Adwa Hariz Bin Abd Hamid
Ashraff Akthar
Seth Gavin Hattaway
Tifani Lian Macias Garcia
Bassem Youssef Adly Mseeha
David Scott Buckner
Dominic Edson Yearwood

Commercial Single-Engine

Brendan Phillip Devlin
Christopher Gilbert Weldon
Harold Pierre Ebongue Fabrequette
Hyunyoung Oh

Commercial Multi-Engine

Wanmongkol Janewatanavit
Hyunyoung Oh
Mung Jin Mun
Mohammed Abdullah N Almosaind
Diego Armando Cubillos Villalobos
Keston Anfernee Javier Baynes
Qadir Mustafa Mohan
Aaron Michael Necessary
Meena Magdy Bolous Bobrial Botros
Nicholas Alexander Antedomenico
Carter Scott Bartolome

Certified Flight Instructor

Robert Arthur Gwinner IV
Gibran Eliopoulos
Justin Chase Gibbs
Samuel Anthony Villani III

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Matthew Ryan DeBurra
Evan David Frost
Tyler James Michienzi
Gabriella Marie Romano
Alec William Bischoff
Jimmy Randal Yopp
Kyung Su Kim
Joseph Thomas Sefcik III
Davis Dean Holdcraft
Colter Marlin Sharp

Multi-Engine Instructor

Andrew Emil Lamey Toma


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