Volume 5, Issue 1 | January 2022
Press Conference with United Airlines
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at 11:00 am for a press conference hosted by United Airlines and Epic Flight Academy where we will make an exciting announcement. Speakers will include representatives from United and Epic along with New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen.
Following the announcement, lunch will be provided by local food trucks. We hope to welcome you to this exciting event!
Epic in Lakeland
Epic staff had a great time last month in Lakeland, Florida at the Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Fly-In Festival. We met up with alumni, made new friends, and shared Epic’s mission.
The City of New Smyrna Beach recently completed a $1.4 million project that features a 15-unit T-hangar on the south end of the airport. Two units can house aircraft with a 47′ wingspan, and the others are for aircraft with wingspan no wider than 40′.
Aircraft Mechanic Program
If you think school should be more hands-on, you’ll love Epic’s Aircraft Mechanic Program! Hitting the books means grabbing your toolbox and getting to work.
Our next class begins on February 7th. Will you be there?
Epic in the News
Epic was in the news again last month! In fact, Epic was in the news 31 times in 2021. It was a great year, and we are looking forward to sharing more good news in 2022!
- Winneconne News – Winneconne High School Student Wins $20,000 Scholarship
- Volusia Hometown News – Annual Aviation Scholarship Recipients
- National Association of Flight Instructors – Epic Grad Tzu-Cheng Kuo Earns NAFI Master Instructor Accreditation
New Faces at Epic
We recently welcomed four new staff members: Dispatcher Monica Bailey, Aviation Maintenance Instructor Jon Clark, and Flight Instructors Michelle Beard and Tyler Prenesti. Welcome to the Epic family!
Epic Alumni Spotlight
We love hearing from Epic graduates as they excel in their careers! We recently heard from Captain Mayur Panday who flies the A320 for Air Arabia; First Officer Jiyoung Park who flies the A320/321 for VietJet Air; First Officer Ahmed Refay who flies the A320 in Dubai; and Captain Shannon Truax who flies an ERJ 175 for SkyWest Airlines.
These pilots were dedicated in their flight training here at Epic as they pursued their dreams of becoming airline pilots. If that is your dream, we can help!
Congratulations to these Epic Flight Academy students who passed check rides on their first attempt in December! We salute you!
Ryan Charles Mason
Hang Thanh Ho
Jonathan Andrew Mulliken
Matthieu Nylani Yannis Hughes
Nguyen Khoi Vu
Binh Hoang Thai Le
Kristopher Scott Adams
Jose Brian Perez
Jonathan Chase Ray
Christopher Brian Hakanson
Shalin Amandla Allen
Dylan Ehon Moon
Minh Quan Nguyen
John Macintosh Ream
Emma Anne Burnett
John Alfred Tilesio
Matthew Wheeler Rippy
Steve Anthony Ramroop
Simon Lawrence Heaster
Tomasz Grzegorz Cislo
Certified Flight Instructor
Kevin Peter Mullen
Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument
Jovany Jefferson Labardy
Timothy David Howard