Epic Buzz Vol. 2 Issue 8 | August 2019

Catch up on the latest happenings at Epic Flight Academy!

Volume 2, Issue 8                                                                   August 2019

Scholarship Recipient Ryan Groel Earns CPL

Ryan Groel (left), pictured with FAA Examiner Steven Clegg, was an Epic scholarship recipient in 2017. Just 7 weeks after graduating high school, Ryan passed his CPL checkride. Read about Ryan’s flight training here.



-Epic was featured in the news for its expansion of operations during its 20th year of operations.

-Epic CFI Alex Orr has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.

-Check out our newest YouTube video featuring the DC-7!

Food, fun, and camaraderie! Thursday, August 8th, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Details here!

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!



Congratulations to Epic graduates Jamal Khan (above) who is now a First Officer for Kam Air, and to Sebastian Timana Ruiz (below), a First Officer with LATAM Airlines. Sebastian recently passed his A320 checkride!


Stay in touch, Epic grads! We want to hear your success stories!






We are happy to extend a warm Epic welcome to some new faces in July. Welcome to flight instructors Gabby Romano (above), Carlos Rivera, James Joao, Sam Missall, and Kim Sponholz. We also welcome A&P mechanic Dan Malone.



Captain Judy’s Corner:

Flexibility is the Key to Safety in a Thunderstorm

“The lightning brightened the darkening sky…”


Read the latest article by Captain Judy Rice, Epic Flight Academy Ground School Instructor. She addresses one of the most important topics for pilots: THUNDERSTORMS.




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

Private Pilot

Hazzaa Salem Mohammad Salem Alkaabi
Hamdan Mubarak Mohammed Jahjeer Alblooshi
Angel Skyy Wells
Bassem Youssef Adly Mseeha
Ashraff Akthar
Noor E. Ain Hanif Jaffar
Jiaming Benjamin Low

Instrument Rating

Manuel Jose Alonso Ledezma
Wanmongkol Janewatanavit
Ty Clayton Dobberthein
Brendan Phillip Devlin
Juan David Echeverria Delvalle
Myung Jin Mun
Omar Jose Perez Donato
Marcelo Andres Morales Martinez
Taylor William Risch
Rushiraj D. Patel
Mohammed Abdullah N Almosaind

Commercial Single-Engine

Samuel Brooks Whitehurst
Calvin Lee
Gabriel Oliveros
Andre James Ashida
Robert Arthur Gwinner IV

Commercial Multi-Engine

Somsak Lin
DerRhan Alex Augustine
Rodrigo Roberto Luizaga Espada
Wonbin Im
Garrett Dean Duell
Jeremy Reid Hall
Ki Cheul Park
William Charles Davison
Estefany Monica Medrano Huatuco

Certified Flight Instructor

Jimmy Randal Yopp
Davis Dean Holdcraft
Malia Paige Nelson
Sang Jun Han
Evan David Frost

Certified Instrument Flight Instructor

Haonan Chen
Paul Francis Schwartz Jr.

Multi-Engine Flight Instructor

Taher Husaini Rangwala



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