Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 12 | December 2020

Meet 3 successful Epic flight students and learn their paths to achievement. Also, December specials, Epic in the news, an Open House, and more!

Celebrating Student Success

Celebrating Student Success

As we close out another great year at Epic Flight Academy, we wanted to spotlight three students. Read the latest article from Captain Judy’s Corner to learn how determination, focus, and excellent study skills impacted the flight training of these three students. Meet Yuki Nguyen from Vietnam who completed her PPL, IR, and CMEL in less than 11 months, Chinedu Alikor from Nigeria, who has completed his PPL and IR and is now working on his CSEL, and Hunter McCarthy from the United States, who earned his PPL, IR, CSEL, and CFI in just 8 months. The article details their personal challenges and achievements and includes tips on how to enhance your study skills as you train to become a pilot.

December Specials

Are you ready to earn your Instrument Rating? During the month of December, new students will receive a $2,500 tuition discount. Enroll by December 31st to take advantage of this special

We also want to remind you that Aircraft Mechanic students who enroll by December 31st receive the special tuition rate of $19,500. Our next class begins February 15, 2021. We hope to see you there!

Epic Employee News

Epic Employee News

We’ve had some new faces join the Epic family recently and want to send a warm welcome to Kym Wilner, Contracts Specialist, Noelle Hurst, Arrival Coordinator, Alex Orr, Flight Instructor, and James White, Social Media Manager & Alumni Coordinator. Welcome to Epic Flight Academy!

Online Training Demos

Would you like to “sit in” on a Ground School class? Our instructors are offering two free online training demos: Dec. 2 and Dec. 16!

5th Annual Fishing Tournament Winners Announced

5th Annual Fishing 1st Place

Congratulations to our the winners of our 5th Annual Red Tails Fishing Tournament on Nov. 8th. The annual tournament supports aviation scholarships.

First place (pictured above):

  • Team Name: The Mini Monster
  • Captain: Wyatt Rathbun
  • Fish length: 45 1/4″

Second place (pictured below):

  • Team Name: Wilbur Outfitters
  • Captain: Frank Thompson
  • Fish length: 42 3/4″

Third place (not pictured):

  • Team Name: East Cape
  • Captain: Joe Canestrari
  • Fish Length: 41 3/4″
5th Annual Fishing 2nd Place

Epic in the News

Check out the latest Epic stories in the news. FRASCA’s Q&A with Epic covers the benefits of simulator flight training, and the Hometown News shared the results of our 5th Annual Fishing Tournament to support aviation scholarships. 

Scholarship Opportunity for Aircraft Mechanic Training Through OBAP

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals will award a $20,000 scholarship for Aircraft Mechanic training at Epic Flight Academy. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2020.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony & Open House

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us on Wed., Dec. 16 for the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at our new aircraft mechanic school. We are also hosting an Open House at the new facility on Sat., Dec. 19.


Congratulations to all of our spectacular Epic Flight Academy students who passed check-rides on their first attempt in November! 

Private Pilot   

Charles Ryan Elliott
Roberto Francisco Tarelo Jr
Jordan Reid Weinstein
Carlos Daniel Cabrera
Jiwan Jeon

Instrument Rating   

Joel Ndungz U Wanjuu
Mohammad Hasan Mohammad Sanour
Hunter Nicholas Staten
Pavan Kirtikumar Chaudhari
Jonathan Alcantara
Zachary Brad Wilson

Commercial Single-Engine

Ray Yariel Gonzalez Echevarria
Matthew Adam Maffei
Fedor Sergeyevich Kozhevnikov
Austin Taylor Bolz
Voyn Georgiev Dikov

Commercial Multi-Engine       

Carlos Eduardo Vargas Arboleda
Jerenae Ranisha Susanna Thompson
Cansu Cildir
Jihad Waseem Fathalla
Tyrese Aaron Ali Persad
Daniel Zosh Vargas

Certified Flight Instructor

Eshaan Anil Patil
William Thomas Rhodes
Maxwell Morgan Goione
Jillian Diane Kepich

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Omar Jose Perez Donato
Zachary Davis Boyd

Multi-Engine Flight Instructor

Arun Mathew Cherian

Did you know you can apply for student loans to pay for flight school?

Responding to COVID-19 at Epic Flight Academy

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