Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 11 | November 2021

Join us on Nov. 6th for our 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair!

Volume 4, Issue 11 | November 2021

6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair

6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards

It’s that time of the year again! Join us on Saturday, November 6th from 4 to 6 pm for our 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair! New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen will be on site to announce the winners of two pilot scholarships and two aircraft mechanic scholarships. We will also be celebrating the winners of our fishing tournament. Epic will award $89,000 in aviation scholarships this year!

As in years past, the event will feature a Career Fair showcasing the event sponsors: Cessna/Textron, Piper, SkyWest, Air Wisconsin, United Airlines, Southern Airways Express, Piedmont Airlines, New Smyrna Outfitters, and FEAM Maintenance.

101 Trailblazing Women of Air and Space: Aviators and Astronauts

101 Trailblazing Women of Air and Space

Epic Flight Academy is proud to announce its sponsorship of the latest book by Dr. Penny Rafferty Hamilton, 101 Trailblazing Women of Air and Space: Aviators and Astronauts. Epic’s own Captain Judy Rice wrote the foreword for this important new book highlighting accomplished women of flight. Captain Judy will be signing the book at our Scholarship Awards event on Nov. 6th. Dr. Hamilton will donate a portion of the book’s proceeds to support women in STEM.

Epic in the News

With so much going on at Epic these days, it’s no wonder we have been spotted in the news. In case you missed it, check out these recent articles!

New Class of Aircraft Mechanic Students

October 2021 Aircraft Mechanic Students

Welcome to Epic’s newest class of Aircraft Mechanic students. They are already hard at work building their knowledge base for a brand new career in aviation. We invite you to visit Epic and see why so many students choose to train here.

Epic Donates Airplane

Epic donated a plane to Vero Beach High School

Last month Epic donated a plane to Vero Beach High School where students are learning aviation skills. We are proud to support the next generation of aviators!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Epic Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Epic honors the fight against breast cancer every October! If you had been on campus last month, you would have seen many Epic staff and students wearing pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness. 

Join Us for Online Training Demos

Can’t make it to campus? Join our instructors for a free Ground School class. Our highly qualified flight instructors are offering a free online training demo: WednesdayNovember 17th. Register now!

Epic Staff News

New employees at Epic, October 2021

In October, Epic welcomed 7 new staff members: Luke Bazel, James Washington, Jose Perez, Emily Dial, Kareem Sharaiha, Blake Nicolia, and Thomas Burke. Welcome to Team Epic!

Epic at Dubai Airshow

Epic at Dubai Airshow

Are you planning to attend the Dubai Airshow? If so, please stop by our exhibit and say hello!

Epic Alumni Spotlight

Epic graduate Ryan Krenek

We love hearing from our graduates! Sending a big shoutout to Ryan Krenek who said, “Epic trained me in the little details of my instrument rating and helped me fully understand the ins and outs of instrument flying.” Ryan was a great student, and he is now a First Officer flying for Aero National. Well done, Ryan!

Check Rides

Congratulations to these Epic Flight Academy students who passed check rides on their first attempt in October! We salute you!

Private Pilot   

Joel Victor Bressett
Cody Michael Young
Joshua Ray Bryant
Krush Patel
Paige Clarie Canny

Instrument Rating   

Francesca Nina Daly
Edilberto Raul Santos Cruz
Lauren Michelle Faberlle

Commercial Single-Engine

Jaron Rece McCloud
Nadir Bousnane
Vaishnavi Veerapallii

Commercial Multi-Engine

Kataleen Ivette Vargas Hernandez
Zachory De Leon Gower


Richard Joseph Bunnell

Certified Flight Instructor

Ernest Umerov
Harrison Merica Lutz
Jerrett Clyde Bridge
Isamar Irizarry Delgado
Matthew Wheeler Rippy

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Sean Logan Hughes
Connor Jack Kelly
Blake Morgan Nicolia
Dillon Matthew Barker
Michelle Rose Beard
Harrison Merica Lutz

Multi-Engine Instructor

Riley Shane Rodewald


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