Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 4 | April 2023

New planes, new mechanic school, and so many epic adventures!

Volume 6, Issue 4 | April 2023

Epic Orders 15 New Cessna Skyhawks

New Cessna Skyhawk

Textron Aviation announced our agreement at the 2023 Sun n’ Fun Aerospace Expo to purchase 15 new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft. As a Cessna Pilot Center, we purchase brand new Skyhawks exclusively for single-engine training. Since 2016, we have purchased 43 Skyhawks from the Cessna factory and are looking forward to expanding our fleet.

Groundbreaking at CVG

Groundbreaking at CVG Airport

Epic Flight Academy and FEAM Aero are joining forces to build a new aircraft mechanic training facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Our official groundbreaking ceremony will take place on April 17, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. We expect the school to be completed by the end of the year, so now is a great time to think about enrolling. It only takes a few minutes to see if you’re eligible.

New Flight Students

March 2023 Flght Students

Our newest class of flight students has completed orientation and all are busy training. We are so happy to welcome them to campus and help them achieve their professional goals.

Aircraft Mechanic Open House & Scholarship Award

Aircraft Mechanic Open House and Scholarship Award

Our Aircraft Mechanic Open House last month was extra special with the presentation of a $20,000 scholarship to Dominick Bryant (center). Presenting the award are L-R): Josh Rawlins, Jon Luck, Tanya Catalo, and Tyren Wilson. Our next class begins on May 22nd. You can prequalify in minutes.

First Check Ride Pass in Tallahassee

Cody Harrison Passed Check Ride

Congratulations to Cody Harrison who passed his private pilot check ride. This was a major milestone as the first passed check ride at our Tallahassee location. 

Epic Outreach

Epic March 2023 Outreach

Last month our staff, students, and graduates represented Epic Flight Academy at a number of education fairs, career fairs, and conferences. Thanks to everyone who went on the road to meet with aspiring aviation professionals from The Philippines to Vietnam to Kentucky to Illinois and throughout Florida!

Graduate and Staff News

March 2023 Graduate and Staff News

Congratulations to Epic graduate Brandon Adkins who is now a Captain piloting the Cirrus SR22T and Pilatus PC-12 at Droit, LLC in Wisconsin. Congratulations, also, to Marco Robles Cornejo, a First Officer at Sky Airline. Marco is flying the A320 family. We were also happy to welcome Jared Emmons as Epic’s new IT Coordinator. Welcome to the team, Jared!

March Career Seminars at Epic

March Career Seminars in March 2023

Thanks to some of our airline hiring partners for visiting our campuses last month! We welcomed representatives from flyExclusive, CommuteAir, JSX, United Airlines, and Blue Origin. Our pilots and aircraft mechanics learned about exciting career opportunities.

Captain Judy’s Corner

Captain Judy's Corner

Captain Judy Rice has shared a warm remembrance of her time at Epic before her retirement last month. “My Personal Top Workplace: An Epic Career” features memories of her colleagues and experiences with students.

Captain Judy welcomes your comments on her article and invites you to suggest future aviation topics for her to write about.

Pilot Check Rides

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

Private Pilot   

Jake Michael Bradley
Cody Dewayne Harrison (TLH)
Alexander James Sedor
James Anthony Goumas
Casey Allen Ladurini
Thang Manh Doan
Dr King E Coates
Dana Renea McGowen (Ocala)
Daniel Scott Vannette (Ocala)
Michael Andre Chavez Arevalo

Instrument Rating   

Matthew Robert Fox
Igor Dos Santos Sa
James Stephen Kwan
Arjuna Adhiradewa Andika
Michael R H Gung
Weston Mark Rauber
Nayanne Pinto Aponte
Jackson Gage Riecken
Sebastian Alonso Gonzalez
Amanda Elizabeth Chesser
Moises Gabriel Cordero (Ocala)
Kevin Maximilian Schilli
Arielle Aparecida Marilac Carneiro
Joseph Mensah-Boateng
Chuan-Sheng Lin 

Commercial Single-Engine

Daiana Ayala Morales
Logan Orestes Perry
Dominic Francis Movizzo
Joshua Aaron Haven
Ross Bradford Edwards
Austin Michael Steinberg
Henry Alexander Sanchez
Jessica Anne Frascotti
Christopher Genao
Jacob Charles Niewinski
Emily Anne Pollard (Ocala)
Sean Kevin Leach
Ayrton Rojo Arango
David Michael Hartung
Ian Matthew Puustinen
Jack Carl Bruzell-Friesz
Leah Denise Jaicks
Sofia Perez Villarreal
Brett Daniel Hilton
Reynaldi Putra Riyadi
Samuel Krug Morgan

Commercial Multi-Engine

Edilberto Raul Santos Cruz
Andrew West Knoll
Ryan William Bailey
Blake Morgan Nicolia
Enzo Manuel Aponte Viera

Certified Flight Instructor

Joseph Daniel Hill
Jinhwan Kim
Charles Andrew Bushby
John Mackenzie Hancock
Antonio Charles Gallerani
Jacob Martin Ostrowski
Andrea Grace Stewart

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Jesus Enrique Paz Cardenas
Seamus Hunter Lyons
Michael John Giordano
Alexander William Corkery
Caleb Ross Wilson
Nicholas Cole Pierson
Kenta Irie
Michael Andrew Carcano
Matthew John Spence Jr (Ocala)
Jade Lebel
Amy Christine Whelan

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