Epic Buzz Vol. 5 Issue 7 | July 2022

Epic partners with Breeze Airways, visits from Air Wisconsin and Silver Airways, aircraft mechanic milestones, and much more!



Volume 5, Issue 7 | July 2022

Meet Our Newest Partner: Breeze Airways



Epic is proud to announce a new partnership with Breeze Airways. The agreement gives Epic pilots a hiring advantage. Qualified pilots will be invited to interview at 500 hours and secure a conditional job offer while building time toward the FAA minimum. 

Joel Mitchell from Breeze Airways, said, “Breeze is proud to partner with Epic Flight Academy through our Breeze Embark Program. Epic does a fantastic job developing future aviation professionals. We are thrilled to have their help with our rapidly growing airline. Breeze offers an exceptional destination for aviators to fly nice planes to nice places.”

New Flight Students



Epic welcomed an energized group of flight students in June. All are well underway in their training and doing great. Welcome to Epic!

Aircraft Mechanic Milestones



Congratulations to aircraft mechanic students Michael Azarian and Luke Hartpence for passing on their first attempt both the FAA General Knowledge exam and the Airframe exam! They have excelled in their studies and are now working on the final phase in the program: Powerplant. We know they will continue to do outstanding work.

Air Wisconsin Career Seminar



Epic students had a great time at the Air Wisconsin Career Seminar last month. Air Wisconsin is hiring both pilots and aircraft mechanics, so Epic grads are in high demand.

Silver Airways Career Seminar

We also welcomed representatives from Silver Airways for a career seminar last month. With their headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, their pilots enjoy flying in the warmer climates.

July Special for International Flight Students



Wouldn’t you love to attend flight school with a friend? International flight students can receive a special discount when they enroll with a friend. In July, we are offering a “Bring a friend to flight school!” Special when you enroll 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 July 1, 2022 and July 31, 2022, are eligible for this special. You must enroll and begin training no later than December 1, 2022. We can’t wait to welcome you both to campus!

Epic Alumni News

Congratulations, Cheyenne and Tyler! We love knowing Epic grads are in the cockpit when we fly commercial! Are you an Epic graduate? If so, send us an update!

Aircraft Mechanic Scholarship

Congratulations to Evan Whitesides at Burns Science and Technology Charter School in Oak Hill, Florida! We were thrilled to award Evan a $20,000 scholarship to attend Epic’s Aircraft Mechanic Program. He will begin his training after graduation in 2023. Thanks to Josh Rawlins (left) and Jon Luck (right) for making the presentation at the school’s awards ceremony.

Captain Judy’s Corner: NOTAMs

Captain Judy Rice’s latest article is about understanding and decoding NOTAMs, which are an important tool for pilots. When Captain Judy made her round-the-world trip, she relied on NOTAMs for safety, as she describes when flying from Hanoi to Hong Kong. Captain Judy is Epic’s ground school instructor.

Epic in the News

Check out Epic’s latest news coverage:
 

Employee News


We’re happy to announce updates to the Epic staff. We welcome 3 new flight instructors: German Cardenas-Caceres, Isamar Delgado, and Daniel Van Ommen. We also welcome Steven Mena to Ground Support. Steven is also a student in our Aircraft Mechanic program. Austin Bearden was promoted to Lead Ground Support Specialist, Jennifer Van Ingen to Ground Safety Officer, and Zack Wohlart to Ground Operations Manager. We welcome everyone to their new positions in the Epic family!

Check Rides

Congratulations to these 43 flight students who passed check rides on their first attempt in June!

Private Pilot   

Joshua Aaron Haven
Unubold Purevdavaa
Sebastien Caron
Michee Wotshudi Otshudi
Ahmad Sheriff Kollere
Jerry Wade Jacobs II    
Christine Noelle Larrivee
Mohamed Hmeyada
Gabriel Isaac Loor

Instrument Rating   

Roberto Tomas Ruales
Thomas J Larmena Jr
Cody Michael Young
Jordan E Patterson
Nicholas Alexander Hagen
Jeremy Baran

Commercial Single-Engine

Hunter Matthew Ambros Larkin
Shiv Suresh Pai
Corbin James Vance

Commercial Multi-Engine

Maharavo Jonathan Toto
Raymond Louis Altmann
Mackenzie Tyler Dickson
Katherine Rose Milligan
Shalin Amandla Allen
Corbin James Vance
Matthieu Nylani Yannis Hughes

Certified Flight Instructor

Shane Joseph Drury
Elliott Joseph Kelly
Kataleen Ivette Vargas Hernandez
Patrick Joseph Schroeder
Mitchell Arthur Kihm
Jacob Anthony Ishler
Peter Matthw Schnappauf IV
Christopher Edward Shaw Jr
Luke Weston Bazel

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Dominick Helmut Bubeck
Anupam Kedar Mohile
Sam Alexander Maner
Cameron John Garber
Alexander James Hoth
Marcus Levy Gaillard
Tyler Garrett Muggli
Shota David Nakagawa
Elliott Joseph Kelly

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