Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 12 | December 2021

Celebrating a great year of flight training and aircraft mechanic training with scholarships, career fair, field trips, & more!



Volume 4, Issue 12 | December 2021

6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Recipients

Dec 2021 Epic Buzz Scholarships
Left to right: Abdul Maflahi, Tyler Vischer, Cindy Lovell, Judy Rice, and Luke Hamilton (not pictured: Julia Juedes)



Congratulations to Abdul Maflahi ($20,000 flight training), Luke Hamilton ($5,000 flight training), and to Tyler Vischer and Julia Juedes ($20,000 aircraft mechanic training each). These talented high school students impressed the judges with their aviation accomplishments and determination. They are pictured here with Epic’s director of education, Dr. Cindy Lovell, and Captain Judy Rice, Epic’s ground school instructor. New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen was on hand to present the awards. You can read more about their accomplishments in Captain Judy’s Corner.

We also want to congratulate these current Epic flight students who each received a $1,000 scholarship:

As in years past, the event featured a Career Fair showcasing sponsors: Cessna/Textron, Piper, SkyWest, Air Wisconsin, United Airlines, Southern Airways Express, Piedmont Airlines, Republic Airways, New Smyrna Outfitters, and FEAM Maintenance. We even enjoyed a fishing tournament with our sponsors

Career Fair

2021 Career Fair

As in years past, our scholarship event featured a Career Fair showcasing sponsors: Cessna/Textron, Piper, SkyWest, Air Wisconsin, United Airlines, Southern Airways Express, Piedmont Airlines, Republic Airways, New Smyrna Outfitters, and FEAM Maintenance. We even enjoyed a fishing tournament with our sponsors.

Fishing Tournament Winners

2021 Fishing Tournament

Congratulations to the winners of our 6th Annual Fishing Tournament:

  • Most Outstanding Catch: Evan Foster & Sean Cross (Piedmont Airlines)
  • Lady Angler: Heather Phyllips (Air Wisconsin)
  • Junior Angler: Kyler Hale
  • Inshore Trash Fish Winner: Erik Perna and Kyler Hale
  • Inshore Slam Winner: Heather Phyllips and Noah Yaakoby (Air Wisconsin)
  • Overall Winner: John Brantley (Republic Airways) (pictured at top of image)

Check Flight School Eligibility!

Dubai Airshow

Epic at Dubai Airshow

Last month, representatives from Epic Flight Academy attended the Dubai Airshow where they not only made a lot of new friends, but they also met up with many former students! 

Epic in the News

Epic has been making headlines again…

Atlantic High School Field Trips

Atlantic High School Field Trips

Epic recently welcomed Atlantic High School students to campus. These students are enrolled in the TESA Academy. TESA stands for Technology, Engineering, Science, and Aeronautics, so the students toured both the flight training school and the aircraft mechanic school. They enjoyed hands-on activities including a flight simulator experience and checking out the King Air. We were impressed by their knowledge and engagement.

Check Aircraft Mechanic Training Eligibility!

Welcome to Our Newest Flight Students!

Epic Buzz Dec 2021 New Students



Check out this great new class of flight training students! They began Ground School training in November and are already logging flight time! Welcome to Epic!

Epic Staff News

Epic Buzz Dec 2021 New Staff

In November, Epic welcomed 8 new staff members: Arrival Coordinator Andrew Leonard and Flight Instructors Marek Humienny, Charles Pikor, Harrison Lutz, Sebastian Gomez, Dillon Baker, Ernest Umerov, and Gabriel Oliveros. Welcome to the team!

Epic Alumni Spotlight

Epic Graduate Marco Brito



Check out this sweet ride! Marco Brito is a First Officer at Republic Airways. He is from Cape Verde, and he completed all of his pilot training at Epic. We are so proud of Marco’s hard work and accomplishments! His advice to current Epic students? “Epic is a very safety-oriented flight school, so you couldn’t have made a better choice. Study hard, but, most importantly, have fun!” 

Get Started!

Check Rides

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

Private Pilot   

Benjamin David Michael
Passion Tiara Bragg
Jonathan Bayes Dillahunt Sr
Timin Solanki
Peter Mathison Harberg II

Instrument Rating   

Yunqi Siew
Joshua James Snyder

Commercial Single-Engine

Murad Emron Ahmed
Daniel Joseph Soboleski
John Alfred Tilesio
Dominick Helmut Bubeck
Steve Anthony Ramroop

Commercial Multi-Engine

Huy Hoang Nguyen
Brendan James Miller
Nadir Bousnane
Pavan Kirtikumar Chaudhari
Damian Alexeis Ragot
Caleb Daniel Watt

Certified Flight Instructor

Enzo Manuel Aponte Viera
Matthew Molina Castrillon
Brian Daniel Sheahan
John Alexander McCleary II
Christopher James Dejarlais

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Tyler Joseph Prenesti
Matthew Wheeler Rippy
Marek Humienny
 

ATP

Christopher David Mortensen
Pamela Mae Lacy

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