Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 4 | April 2022

Polk State College Partners with Epic Aircraft Mechanic Program

Polk State College Partnership with Epic Flight Academy

Polk State College has signed an articulation agreement with Epic that allows graduates from Epic’s Aircraft Mechanic Program to transfer their A&P certificate for 30 credit hours toward an AS degree in Aviation Maintenance Administration. Eric Crump, Aerospace Program Director at Polk State College said, “Polk State College is proud to partner with Epic Flight Academy to help address the critical need for qualified aviation maintenance technicians. Together, we can provide our graduates with the skills they need to be successful throughout their career journey.”

We invite you to check out our FAA-certified Part 147 aircraft mechanic school. Training lasts just 19 months, and we have many aviation hiring partners, including FEAM. The aircraft mechanic shortage is real. Our next class begins May 31st.

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Welcome New Pilots

Epic new pilots March 2022

Last month we welcomed this new class of flight students from around the world. They are busy with ground school classes and flight instruction and well on their way to earning their Private Pilot Licenses. If you’ve been dreaming about a career in the clouds, we invite you to join us here at Epic.

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April Special for International Flight Students

April 2022 Specials

Traveling far from home to go to flight school can be a challenge, but it’s much more fun when you bring a friend along! In April, Epic is offering a “Buddy System” special when you enroll in flight school with a friend. Both students will receive a $5,000 credit and free Private Pilot Ground School.

International students who enroll with a friend, with both paying their application fees between April 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022, are eligible for this special. You must enroll and begin training no later than December 1, 2022.

Epic Attends WAI in Nashville

Epic staff attended WAI in Nashville

This Epic team represented us at the Women in Aviation International conference in Nashville, Tennessee where they met many like-minded ladies who know a thing or two about aviation. Left to right: Melissa Argudo, Haley Konfrst, Emily Wright, and Linda Bee.

Upcoming Events

Open House and Ribbon-Cutting in Ocala

We have several upcoming events and hope you’ll join us. We will host Appreciation Day on April 5th and hold an Open House at our satellite location in Ocala, Florida on April 23rd. Join us for food, flying, and fun!

Epic Supports TESA Academy

Epic staff present check to TESA Academy

Last month Epic staff Jon Luck, Shayna McCalla, and Stephanie Babian paid a special visit to Atlantic High School and presented the TESA Academy with a $20,000 Aircraft Mechanic scholarship to award at their discretion. Epic also donated $700-800 worth of mechanic tools.

TESA Director Amanda Silva said, “We are grateful to Epic for their partnership and continued support of our aerospace program. The presented scholarship will provide aviation maintenance training, after graduation from high school, which offers an immense advantage for our students. The donated tools will be put to good use in our hangar. They provide the potential for new projects that in the past were not possible. This generous gift of opportunity means a great deal to us.”

Epic in the News

There is always so much happening at Epic as you can see by these latest news stories!

Welcome to Epic’s Newest Staff Members

New staff at Epic in March 2022

The Epic Team grew by six smiling faces in March! Welcome to our new Arrival Coordinator, Nick Zois and to our five new flight instructors: Sena Seckin, Tim Howard, Enzo Aponte, John Pama, and Ryan Hamill. You can read their bios online.

Captain Judy’s Corner: Appealing an FAA Medical Deferral

Captain Judy's Corner Articles

Receiving a medical deferral letter from the FAA is really not the worst possible news as Captain Judy Rice explains in her latest article. Learn how to navigate this relatively common situation as you read one flight student’s success story.

Check Rides

Congratulations to these 47 Epic Flight Academy students who passed check rides on their first attempt in March! We salute you!

Private Pilot   

Bryce Cameron Dawson
Dustin Lee Folkema
Robert Lee Sharp
Vitaliy Shmaley
Henry Alexander Sanchez
Evanka Kim Fernandes
Richard Jan Eshuis
Hozaifa Rahman Rafa
Prashyek Shrestha
Ian Matthew Puustinen

Instrument Rating   

Dale Patrickson Telemaque
Joseph Andrew McGrath
Eric Manuelle Santiago Santiago
Adrian Blake Lopez
Nicole Alexandra Gonzalez
Corbin James Vance
Passion Tiara Bragg
Matthieu Nylani Yannis Hughes

Commercial Single-Engine

Collins Zakary Maude
Carlos Daniel Cabrera
Jesse John Williams
Daniel Alexander Clark
Kristopher Scott Adams
Nathan Michael Hawkins
Pulkit Mathur
Woods Byfield Collins
James Nicholas Heistand
Nguyen Khoi Vu
Lucas Martin Brown

Commercial Multi-Engine

Soumedh Dharmendra Trivedy
Anthony Paul Pizzo Jr
Cody Louis May
Gary John Wegener Jr
Zackary Michael-Dell Wohlart
Yitzhak Alexander Cairo

Certified Flight Instructor

Tyler Garrett Muggli
Jonathan Del Valle Rivera
Dylan Michael Bianchi
Simer Kaur Atwal

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Michael Alexander Brooks
Tyler Robert Smith
Isamar Irizarry Delgado
German Cardenas-Caceres
Brian Daniel Sheahan
Adam Charles Kessler
Thomas Samuel Adams

Multi-Engine Instructor

Voyn Georgiev Dikov

 

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