Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 1 | Jan. 2020

Catch up on the latest happenings at Epic Flight Academy!

Epic Buzz Jan 2020

Volume 3, Issue 1                                                                    January 2020

Epic Wins Best Workplace for 2019

Best Places to Work 2019

Epic Flight Academy was acknowledged as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Volusia and Flagler Counties by the Daytona News-Journal for 2019. More than 130 employees comprise Team Epic, and we are very proud of this recognition. What a great way to cap our 20th anniversary year!

A snapshot of 2019…

  • 596 passed checkrides!
  • Enrolled 390 students!
  • 40,000+ hours of flight!
  • Nearly 3,000 hours of ground school!
  • Dispatched 22,470+ flights!
  • 1,232,570 visitors to our website!
  • Performed 550+ routine aircraft inspections!
  • Pumped 220,000+ gallons of fuel!
  • 52,700+ activities scheduled!
  • 3 scholarships awarded!

We thank our dedicated employees for serving our students so well and look forward to another great year in 2020. Let’s fly!

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

Natalie Hume, Epic graduate

Congratulations to Natalie Hume, pictured above, who is now a Captain for American Eagle. Natalie is an Epic graduate and former Epic flight instructor. We also heard from Epic grads Lucas Boenheim (below left) and Juan Diego Martinez (below right) who are both flying the A320 as First Officers with LATAM Airlines. Congratulations, also, to Ojas Vaze who is now a First Officer with Air India. We also heard from Amit Chhokar who is now a Captain for Mesa Airlines. We are so proud of our talented alumni!

Luca Boenheim and Juan Diego Martinez


Epic Employee News

Mo Al Ani

Congratulations to Mo Al Ani (above), Epic’s new Private Pilot Course Leader! We also congratulate Mark Schiappa, Epic’s new Safety Officer, and we welcome ground instructor Nick Schultz, flight instructors Tyler Michienzi, Gibran “Gibb” Eliopoulos, Alan Grisetti, and aircraft mechanic Lee McBroom.

Captain Judy’s Corner

Captain Judy Rice

“The Need for Speed”

Read the latest article by Captain Judy Rice, Epic Flight Academy Ground School Instructor and learn about Captain Judy’s speed record in Iceland!



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

Private Pilot

Juan Sebastian Gomez Pinzon
Elizabeth Heim
Joshua Edward Smith
Manuela Maya Franco
Ali Johar Obaid Sanquor Almazrouei

Instrument Rating

Jimmy James Robert
Noor E Ain Hanif Jaffar
Jiaming Benjamin Low
Han-Wei Hung
Antonin Anthony Blaha IV
Hyun Chang Park
Nur Husnina Binti Zaini
Sammy Mohamad Gomaa
Andrew Jeffrey McCarthy
Corinne Elizabeth Beckham
Rui Carlos Dos Santos Teixeira
Paula Valentina Carreno Sanchez

Commercial Single-Engine

Vitor Matheus Carreiro Assuncao

Commercial Multi-Engine

Adil Deniz Ozkan
Ashraff Akthar
Jonathan Suttor Bettio
Sebastian Ramirez Posada
Ying Kit Joses Chan
Quang Dang Pham
Brendan Phillip Devlin
Rushiraj D Patel

Certified Flight Instructor

Matthew James Andrini
Brock Keegan Vowels
Jonathan Matthew Walborn
Megan Ann Lundy
Thomas Daniel Barcza

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Megha Pareshbhai Patel
Daniel Jay Shepherd Jr
Courtney Nicole King

Multi -Engine Instructor

Paige Michaela Arbutina



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