Epic Buzz Vol. 2 Issue 7 | July 2019

Epic Moves DC-7 to Prepare for New Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School

DC-7 at Epic Flight Academy

Epic recently relocated its decommissioned DC-7 to make way for expansion. We are breaking ground for our new Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School, which will open in the spring of 2020 if everything continues on schedule. What a great way to celebrate our 20 years in operation!

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

Epic graduate Ahmed Mohammed

We were thrilled to hear from Epic graduate Ahmed Mohammed (above) who is now flying for Azman Air! Congratulations, Ahmed! We were also happy to hear that Steven Okolovitch (bottom left) and Stephen Freeman (bottom right) crossed paths recently at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.Stay in touch, Epic grads! We want to hear your success stories! #EpicFlightAcademy

Epic Graduates Steven Okolovitch and Stephen Freeman


PSA Airlines on Campus

PSA Airlines Visited Epic

Many thanks to PSA Airlines for visiting our flight school on June 6th to share career opportunities with our instructors and students! Republic Airways will be here on August 15th, so make plans to attend!

Epic Employee News

CFI Emma Grimes at Epic Flight Academy

We are happy to extend a warm welcome to new CFI Emma Grimes (pictured here). Also joining the Epic family is Thomas Clancy in scheduling and three other new flight instructors: Colton McKinnonKumar Choony, and Andrew Clemens. Welcome to Team Epic! We are thrilled you’re here!

Captain Judy’s Corner

Go-Arounds: That is the question!

“To Go-Around or not to Go-Around, that is the question. However, there are some questions pilots should ask themselves before making this decision much sooner than the final approach. Safe pilots should ask themselves, ‘Is the landing checklist complete?’ and ‘Is the approach stabilized?’”

Read the latest article by Captain Judy Rice, Epic Flight Academy Ground School Instructor. She addresses one of the most important concepts in flight training: Pilot Go-Arounds.



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

Private Pilot

Adil Deniz Ozkan
Austin Curtis Warensford
Alejandra Gabriela Alvarez Lazcano
Quang Dang Pham
Samuel Luna Villabona
Youngjin Bang
Kuan Hung Yeh

Instrument Rating

Justin John Rivera
Brock Keegan Vowels
Joao Vitor Camacho Sinato
Taeyoung Kim
Hyunyoung Oh
Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe
Abdulrahman Mohammed A Munshi
Keston Anfernee Javier Baynes
Sergio Alejandro Agudelo Martinez
Seunghoon Han (05/31/2019)

Commercial Single-Engine

Joseph Thomas Sefcik III
Justin Mitchell Pistone
Kyle Andrew Symons

Commercial Multi-Engine

Julian Raphael Veloso Rosales
Bishal Tiwari
Chafik Balaouane
Jaehyun Park
Pablo Alberto Douglas Coronado
Tzu Ting Huang
Okan Kantar

Certified Flight Instructor

Lucas John Andresen
Derek Wayne Matthews
James Torres Joao
Mason Alan Scoggins
Michael Dillon Farris
Jed Alan Stone

Certified Instrument Flight Instructor

Lucas John Andresen
Lav Kumar Choony

Multi-Engine Flight Instructor

John Charles Ball
Dong Young Kim


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