Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 1 | January 2021

January special for international students, a look back at 2020, Epic graduate updates, staff news, checkride passes, and more!

Happy New Year!
A Look Back at 2020

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Part 147 Aircraft Mechanic School

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new Part 147 aircraft mechanic school on December 16th. This event capped off a year that saw exceptional student achievement and exciting growth at Epic Flight Academy. Early in the year, Epic awarded $100,000 in aircraft mechanic scholarships in anticipation of the program’s launch. Epic also awarded $44,500 in aviation scholarships to high school students during its 5th annual scholarship awards. These were supported by Epic’s annual fishing tournament. Of course, one of our favorite highlights was being the first and only flight school in the world to take delivery of a custom-built Frasca Cessna 172 AATD with motion-cueing system for fixed-wing devices. We are grateful for a wonderful year and thank our students and staff as we begin our 22nd year in the flight training business.

January Special

January 2021 Special

International students! – Receive a $7,250 Course Tuition Credit when you enroll in the Airline Pilot Program by January 31st. 

Epic in the News

Check out the latest Epic stories in the news as our new Frasca simulator continues to generate buzz. AOPA shared Epic Flight Academy on the move, and the Daytona News-Journal shared Epic Flight Academy students take flight with state-of-the-art Cessna simulator

Epic Staff News

Epic Staff Updates Jan 2021

Welcome to our two newest dispatchers, Kristi Rops and Andrea Mercurio. We are happy to welcome you to the Epic family!

Online Training Demos

Would you like to “sit in” on a Ground School class? Our instructors are offering two free online training demos: Jan. 6 and Jan. 20. 

Alumni News

Epic Alumni Updates Jan 2021

We love checking in with our graduates and finding out how they’re doing in their aviation careers. We recently heard from Tung Thanh Nguyen (left) who is a First Officer with Vietnam Airlines flying an Airbus A321. At Epic, he earned his PPL, IR, and CMEL in just 11 months.

We also heard from Mhayyar Alnabhany (right) who flies for Precision Air in Tanzania. Mhayyar said, “The experience I had at Epic was one that I could not get elsewhere – very good instructors, brand new glass cockpit Cessnas and Pipers, very good learning environment. I would recommend Epic for anyone who’s trying to be a very good pilot.”

Are you an Epic graduate? Send us your career updates and tag us on social media! We are proud of your accomplishments!

Aircraft Mechanic Training

Aircraft Mechanic Classes

Ready to pursue a new career? Our next aircraft mechanic class begins February 15, 2021. Reserve your seat now for a fresh start in 2021!


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

Private Pilot   

Jia Ying Li
Zackary Michael-Dell Wohlart
Gerly Paola Bustacara Florez
Drona Thapa
Hung Nhat La

Instrument Rating   

Sonam Rigzey Choden
Niklas Sande Lillerovde
Gabriel Marques Linares
Sean Logan Hughes
Robert Joseph Levy
Alvin Barrameda Soriano, Jr.
Kailee Gaige Carter
Abdinasir Ahmed Ibrahim

Commercial Single-Engine

Jean Luis Garcia
Komalben Maheshbhai Patel
Diego Enrique Daniel Hidalgo Garrido
Mark Alan Demke
Tyler James Obernier
Leonardo Gilberto Molina
Kasey James Herring
Kelli Lynne Bishop

Commercial Multi-Engine       

Bruno Jose Pompeu Brasil Von Der Leyen
Ekansh Kunwar
Jean Leon Glody Tsongo
Mahir Omar Rashid
Ray Yariel Gonzalez Echevarria
Omar Samuel Rodriguez Alfaro
Hunter Ian McCarthy
Adhiraj Rajbanshi

Certified Flight Instructor

Sangcheol Kim
Crystal Lau
Daniel Scott Dusold Jr
Derek Joseph Gaulden
Rick Martin Graf
Kaleb Kyle Edward Rich
Shawn Patrick Cross
Gavin Marcus Morales

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

William Jordan Wu
Jonathan Michael Neda
Andrew John Himmelreich
Tomasz Grzegorz Cislo

Multi-Engine Flight Instructor

Preston Louis Hadden
Elie Hee Jung Choi

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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