Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 8 | August 2021

Volume 4, Issue 8 | August 2021

Epic Goes to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

Epic Staff at Oshkosh 2021
(L-R) Tyren Wilson, Brock Rees, and Danny Perna

We were thrilled to be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year from July 26th through August 1st. There is no aviation event like Oshkosh! We got to meet up with old friends and make new friends. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Epic Flight Academy booth to say hello! We’ll see you there again next year!

August Specials

August 2021 Specials

We have some exciting specials that will run Aug. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2021. There has never been a better time to begin your new aviation career training!

*To qualify, you must be a new full-time student available a minimum of 6 days per week.

Aircraft Mechanic Training

Epic Aircraft Mechanic Student

If you like hands-on learning, check out our Aircraft Mechanic ProgramIn 14 to 18 months, you can start a new career as an aviation maintenance technician. Aircraft mechanics work in the space industry, for the airlines, or in any number of mechanical jobs. In fact, GE Aviation recently contacted Epic looking to recruit mechanics at $31 per hour to start. Epic offers fast, safe, and affordable training.

Epic Staff News

Epic July 2021 Hires

In July, we welcomed four new flight instructors to Epic Flight Academy! Joining us on Team Epic are Shawn Cross, Kelli Bishop, Austin Bolz, and Tyler Obernier. These highly qualified CFIIs are ready to train you to become an Epic pilot!

Epic Merchandise on Sale

Epic Store Merchandise

Shop online for Epic gear – t-shirts, beach towels, backpacks, and more – and save 10% this month! Use the code EPIC10 to save 10% on your entire online order. Good through 8/31/21. You’re going to look epic!

Join Us for Online Training Demos

August 2021 Online Demo

You’re invited! Join our instructors for a free Ground School class. Our highly qualified flight instructors are offering a free online training demo: August 18th. Register now!

Captain Judy’s Corner

Captain Judy's Corner Articles

Epic ground school instructor Captain Judy Rice has shared a new article on the topic of airfoil. Check it out and learn something new! You can also read more great articles in Captain Judy’s Corner.

Epic Future Self

Alumni News

First Officer Luis Palaez
First Officer Luis Palaez

Congratulations to Luis Pelaez from Medellin, Colombia. He is a First Officer flying for Avianca.

Luis was an outstanding student at Epic. He told us, “The training and equipment Epic has to offer is the best, even for international students. It was much easier to get a job in the industry with the outstanding training at Epic.”

First Officer Alvaro Cordero
First Officer Alvaro Cordero

Alvaro Cordero is from Madrid, Spain. He graduated from Epic in 2015, and we are thrilled that he is currently a First Officer flying for Ryanair

Alvaro said, “The best part of Epic was the amazing instructors and examiners I had. To this day, I’m still in touch with most of them! I highly recommend Epic to anyone.”

Thank you for the kind words, Alvaro, and we wish you blue skies all the way!

First Officer Samuel Lastra
First Officer Samuel Lastra

Congratulations to Epic graduate Samuel Lastra from Colombia. He worked hard at Epic and is now a First Officer at Avianca.

Samuel said, “My training at Epic gave me the best resources and knowledge to operate a plane safely. It also helped me become a good planner, decision-maker, leader, and meteorologist. Epic is the training center that made my dreams come true.”

We are so proud of you, Samuel! 

First Officer Carlos Quintero
First Officer Carlos Quintero

Carlos Quintero Luna is from Colombia and is a First Officer for Latam Airlines.

Carlos said, “Epic gave me the knowledge and the experience to start my career as a pilot. My experience at Epic also took my love for aviation to a new level.”

Keep up the good work, Carlos! We are so happy for you!

Check Rides

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

Private Pilot   

Olivia Elise Martin
Karla Sofia Delannoy Fuxench
Lauren Marie Volchansky
Huy Hoang Nguyen
Devin David DeThomaso
Adrian Blake Lopez
Logan Tommy Garcia
Caden Lee Seim

Instrument Rating   

Jaron Rece McCloud
Thomas Andrew Cummins
Zackary Michael-Dell Wohlart
Vaughn Andrew Ellis
Mason Alexander Smallwood
Brendan James Miller
Soumedh Dharmendra Trivedy
Lucas Martin Brown
Jonathon Chase Ray

Commercial Single-Engine

Dillion Ryan Flute
Brandon Michael Wood
Enzo Manuel Aponte Viera
Brian Scott Campbell
Anupam Kedar Mohile
Murad Emron Ahmed

Commercial Multi-Engine

Mahdi Heidari
Harry Alexandre Atys
David Fernando Sandoval Gutierrez
Emily Lynn Wright
Maxwell Morgan Goione
Zachary Pomaikaimaikalani Wise

Certified Flight Instructor

Mario Robert Filardi
Joseph Andrew Stahl
Dillon Matthew Barker
Cameron John Garber
Matthew Adam Maffei

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Alvin Barrameda Soriano Jr
Kareem Raja Sharaiha
Jordan Reid Weinstein
Jonathan Ross Mondell
Alejandro Rodriguez
Jamal Adel Al Ammari
Jonathan Luke Mayo
Vaughn Thomas Croxen
Daniel Zosh Vargas
Jillian Leigh Nichols

Multi-Engine Instructor 

Gavin Marcus Morales
Robert Joseph Levy


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