Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 6 | June 2022

Epic and Republic announce new program, new students arrive, Air Wisconsin event, alumni news, first time passes, and more…



Volume 5, Issue 6 | June 2022

Republic Airways Program

Republic Airways Program at Epic Flight Academy



Representatives from Republic Airways visited campus recently to speak to Epic pilots about the new Republic Airways and Epic Flight Academy Career Pipeline Interview Program. Republic Airways Campus Recruiter Bradley Murphy said, “We’re thrilled to establish this partnership with Epic Flight Academy to hire their best to become Republic Airways Pilots, Cadets and Ambassadors. We’re proud to see Epic alumni enter our flight decks, and this partnership will allow that pipeline to grow over the years to come.” 

The program provides an opportunity for Epic pilots to become candidates for pilot positions during their training period. The program increases Republic Airways’ access to qualified applicants and increases employment opportunities for Epic graduates. One more exciting opportunity!

New Flight Students

New flight students May 2022

Welcome to our newest class of pilots! They have been working hard in ground school and flight training, and their hard work is paying off!

New Aircraft Mechanic Students

New Epic aircraft mechanic students May 2022

Welcome to our new class of aircraft mechanic students who began their training this week. In just 19 months, we’ll be celebrating their graduation! Are you ready to find out if you’re eligible? It only takes a few minutes. Our next class will begin September 26th. 

Polk State College Reps Visit Mechanics

Polk State College reps visit Epic aircraft mechanics



Representatives from Polk State College visited with Epic’s aircraft mechanic students to answer questions about our partnership. When you complete your A&P license at Epic, you can transfer that to PSC for 30 credit hours toward an AS degree in Aviation Maintenance Administration. We also have a partnership with Daytona State College for our flight students. Although a college degree is not always necessary for a pilot or aircraft mechanic position, having one can give you an edge in the hiring process.

Check Aircraft Mechanic Training Eligibility!

June Special for International Flight Students

July 2022 specials



International flight students can receive a special discount when they bring a friend to flight school. Traveling to the U.S. for flight school is more fun when you bring a friend! In June, 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 June 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022, are eligible for this special. You must enroll and begin training no later than December 1, 2022.

International Flight Students

Epic Alumni News

Epic alumni news May 2022



We love hearing from Epic graduates and are always proud to share their success stories! Check out these high-flying accomplishments!

From top left clockwise: Cris Gammill was recently hired to fly with Delta Air LinesMhayyar Alnabhany now flies the Bombardier Dash8 Q400 for Air Tanzania as a First Officer; Josean Marquez Lozada is now a Captain at PSA Airlines; Reachta Lim is a First Officer flying the Airbus 320 family for Cambodia Angkor AirTyler Rokosny passed his simulator checkride and Is now officially qualified to fly the Embraer 190 for JetBlueAndrew McCarthy is flying the Embraer 175 as a First Officer for Republic AirwaysShawn Chen is now flying with Envoy Air; and Captain Mils Thindwa recently earned his G V type-rating, flying the Gulfstream G550 as a corporate pilot.

Congratulations to all these Epic alumni! Next time you fly commercial, peek inside the cockpit and ask if you’re flying with an Epic grad! And if you are an Epic graduate, send us an update!

Aircraft Mechanic Scholarship

Epic awards $25k scholarship to NeoCity Academy student

Congratulations to Christian Vega at NeoCity Academy in Kissimmee, Florida! We were thrilled to award Christian a $25,000 scholarship to attend the Aircraft Mechanic Program here at Epic. He will begin his training in September. Thanks to Jon Luck and Shayna McCalla (left) for representing Epic!

Special Visitors

Visit from Microsoft reps and Astronauts Memorial Foundation

We were proud to welcome friends and collaborators from Microsoft and The Astronauts Memorial Foundation last month. Epic staff gave them a tour of campus, which included some time In a flight simulator! With a talented group like this, anything can happen! L-R: Haley Konfrst (Epic), Stephanie Babian (Epic), LaNika Dillon (Microsoft), Shayna McCalla (Epic), Isabel Kennedy (AMF), Adam McCullough (Microsoft), and Tyren Wilson (Epic). 

Epic in the News

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Air Wisconsin to Visit

Air Wisconsin Career Seminar



On Thursday, June 2nd we look forward to hosting Air Wisconsin for a Career Seminar from 3pm to 6pm. Representatives will share hiring information for pilots and aircraft mechanics. Mark your calendar!

Welcome to Epic’s Newest Staff Members

May 2022 New Hires


We are always happy to welcome fresh faces to Epic! Meet our new intern, Kaitlin Gardner from Purdue University, our newest flight instructors: Tyler Martin, Dominick Bubeck, Jaron McCloud, Jonathan Del Valle Rivera, and Michael Brooks, and Dylan Lockwood in the line department. We invite you to read their bios online, and be sure to say hi when you see them on campus!

Check Rides

Congratulations to these Epic Flight Academy students who passed check rides on their first attempt in May! This reflects their knowledge, skills, and hard work.

Private Pilot   

Raul Cabrera Sanapi
Ali Yousef M Alnazzal
Evan Joseph Ventura
Arina Aharonson
Annalise Monica Heid
Lisa Foegen
Aditya Jung Karki
Moira Catherine Hedrick

Instrument Rating   

Costantina Denise Yoteni
Andres Alberto Tavorga Gamon
Colby Hunter Skrivan
Peter Mathison Harberg II
Anderson Steven Iglesias
Brandon Christopher Schneiberg
Sokthavine Sa
Nicola Brunetti
Tamir Kristina Hernandez Rosa
Juan David Barrigan Mendez
Bryce Cameron Dawson
Ryan Charles Mason
Jose Maximiliano Zorrilla Loza
Kyne Cullen Fenton

Commercial Single-Engine

Maharavo Jonathan Toto

Commercial Multi-Engine

Binh Hoang Thai Le
Jean Philippe Bila Minlangu Ntete
Nathan Michael Hawkins
Isamar Irizarry Delgado
Calvin Chuen Yien Lau
Daniel Alexander Clark
Joshua James Snyder
Timin Solanki
Jeongyeon Choi
John Edward Michaelis Aizpurua
Sydney Villeneuve Carter
Sean Logan Hughes

Certified Flight Instructor

Jacob Boone Long
Kendra Anne Piros
Alexander James Hoth
Kevin Gabriel Gelin
Edilberto Raul Santos Cruz
Schyler James Sapinksi

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Jack Sheryar Durrani
Simer Kaur Atwal
Dylan Michael Bianchi
George Ashley Cooper II
Jacob Boone Long

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