Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 1 | January 2023

Volume 6, Issue 1 | January 2023

Ribbon-Cutting at Tallahassee Location

Ribbon-cutting at Tallahassee location

We’re starting the new year with a Grand Opening of our newest flight training facility at the Tallahassee International Airport on Saturday, Jan. 14th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. We invite you to join us to learn more about our Tallahassee operations. What better way to get your questions answered than to visit us on site, meet the staff, and view our classrooms and fleet? CommuteAir will join us in Tallahassee and display their Embraer ERJ-145 jet. We will also have food and free discovery flights!

Aircraft Mechanic Open House

Aircraft Mechanic Open House

We’re also hosting an Open House at our FAA Part 147 Aircraft Mechanic training facility in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday, Jan. 7th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Meet staff, tour the facility, talk to current students, and enjoy some tasty refreshments! Our next aircraft mechanic class starts on Jan. 30th. 

New Flight Students

Flight students who started training in Dec 2022

Welcome to our newest class of Epic pilots who recently completed their orientation and have already started flight training. We look forward to sharing their success stories!

CommuteAir Career Seminar

CommuteAir Career Seminar in Ocala

Our friends from CommuteAir recently visited with Epic pilots at our Ocala location. Our students and instructors appreciate these career seminars as they learn about a multitude of hiring options.

Epic in the News

What a year in review! Epic was in the news more than 70 times in 2022. It was a year of expansion and growth, and we’re looking forward to making a few headlines in 2023!

January Special for International Flight Students

January 2023 flight training specials

International flight students receive a special discount when they enroll with a friend. In January, we are offering our most popular special: “Bring a Friend to Flight School!” 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 January 1, 2023 and January 31, 2023, are eligible for this special. You must enroll and begin training no later than June 1, 2023.

Epic Alumni News

Alumni News Jan 2023

Hearing from our graduates always brings a smile! Congratulations to First Officer Nguyen Vu who is flying the Cessna Caravan for Southern Airways Express and Sangcheol Kim, a flight instructor at ADF Airways. Santiago Sabayan, who trained as a recreational pilot, let us know he is working in Global Medical Safety at Alcon Laboratories. He told us, “While I may not have pursued aviation as a career, my flight training has given me a lot of insight into how things work. I have been able to apply these principles to my work, both as a clinician and as a scientist. At any rate, aviation by itself is lots of fun!”

We also heard from Adhiraj Rajbanshi who is a First Officer for Yeti Airlines and Rushiraj Patel who is a First Officer flying the B-737 for United Airlines.

We love sharing graduate news. Are you an Epic grad? If so, send us an update.

Epic Staff News

New hires in December 2022

We welcomed some new faces and had a few staff changes in December. Our newest flight instructors are Brice Grubb, Emma Meredith, Julianna Jones, Justin McElwain, and Saul Ramos. We also congratulate Jessie Gonzalez on her promotion to the Admissions department. Our staff continues to grow with outstanding aviation professionals.

Aircraft Mechanic Exams

Congratulations to these aircraft mechanic students who passed FAA exams last month!


Daniel Ruiz Jimenez 


Chuting “Vanessa” Liu

Pilot Check Rides

These flight students passed check rides on their first attempt in December!

Private Pilot   

Khang Nhi Pham
Joseph Mensah-Boateng
Junwei Tan

Instrument Rating   

Blake Tyler Anderson
Tate Timothy Klug
Ali Yousef M Alnazzal
Joseph Daniel Hill
Sofia Perez Villarreal
Joshua Aaron Haven
Unubold Purevdavaa
Ayrton Rojo Arango
Brianna Marie-Elise D’Souza
Anthony Thomas Vitale
Austin Jay Warth
Melissa Estefania Argudo Alvarado
Alexander Grady Klopfenstein
Joshua Kyle Searcy
David Michael Hartung

Commercial Single-Engine

Laura Catherine Wade
Abdelrahman Eisam Abdelrahman Dafaalla
Jack Alexander Carre Ingrouille
Adam Almahdi Haiboub
Nicholas Alexander Hagen
Arina Aharonson
Kazuaki Harada

Commercial Multi-Engine

Krush K Patel
Ahmad Sheriff Kollere
Neha Senuri Uduwarage
Hai Anh Vo
Andrea Grace Stewart
Samip Shrestha

Certified Flight Instructor

Charles Joseph Fusco
Seamus Hunter Lyons
Francesca Nina Daly
Jhaden Lavon Sydnor
Kassandra Barbara Batt
Sebastien Caron
Collins Zakary Maude

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Thomas Andrew Cummins
Brady Thomas Rollins
Justin Patrick McElwain
Daniel Andres Tejada Calderon
Roberto Tomas Ruales
Zari Mehtab McKenna
Sheldon Addington Morris Jr
Saul Ramos Jr
Dylan Ehon Moon


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