Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 8 | August 2023

Volume 6, Issue 8 | August 2023

Epic is on the Road Again

Epic Reunion at Oshkosh 2023

We’re on the road! Epic representatives attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 where they made new friends and enjoyed reunions with others. Pictured L-R: Don Bangs (Delta); Ray Altmann (Epic), Cris Gammill (Delta), Mike Thompson (Epic), and David Jamison (Frontier) who used to work at Epic.

Later this month, we’ll be in Brazil! Join us at the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in LaBace Aug. 8-10 and MRO Brazil 2023 Aug. 30-31.

New Flight Students

New class of flight students joined in July 2023

Welcome to our newest class of flight students! They arrived in July and are well underway in their training already. Watch for updates as they earn their ratings!

CVG Airport Construction Update

Progress at CVG Airport

The construction crew is making great progress on our new aircraft mechanic training facility in partnership with FEAM Aero. Right now all you see is a building under construction, but what we see are future aircraft mechanics embarking on an exciting career!

Alumni News

July 2023 alumni news Ricardo Cintron

We love sharing news about our graduates! Meet Ricardo Velazquez Cintron who is a Flight Instructor and Part 141 Check instructor at InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico. Ricardo flies the Piper Archer, Arrow, and Seminole. He is an excellent pilot, and we are proud of his accomplishments. 

Ricardo shared this message: “Epic is a great school! I loved my experience there since everything was organized, all personnel were very respectful and attentive, and the equipment was well maintained. Thanks for the experience!!”

Thank you for these kind words, Ricardo, and congratulations on your many achievements!

If you’re an Epic graduate, send us an update!


Epic Flight Academy on TikTok

Have you checked out Epic’s TikTok channel? We share new stories every day to help you learn more about Epic’s pilot training and aircraft mechanic training. Did you know we also share flight training videos on our YouTube channel? Pilots around the world use them, and so can you!

Epic Staff News

New hires in July 2023

We are happy to introduce some new faces to the New Smyrna Beach campus! Welcome to Ana Vazquez who is posting Epic’s TikTok videos, recruiter Clay Woodward, dispatcher Cheryl Carlson, and flight instructors Eric Santiago and Andres Taborga Gamson. We’re glad you’re here!

Community Backpack Drive

Community Backpack Drive August 2023

We’re providing free filled backpacks to K-12 students on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 am to 2 pm at our Aircraft Mechanic School. Parents must accompany students. Older students who drive themselves can show student ID. Come early. Supply is limitied.

Aircraft Mechanic Exams

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


Skyler Doreste

Powerplant (A&P Mechanics)

Chris Walters 
Artem Ukolov 

Pilot Check Rides

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

Private Pilot   

Chyenne Elizabeth Brewer
Logan Dean Lombardo
Ritu Heki Mehta
Thomas Knox Armstrong Bell II
Phillip Hood Kish
Ana Clara Pita Duarte
Cody Jacob Moser
Stephon Lara Rivera (OCF)
James Octavius DeMarco
Amith Joseph Jaison
Jennifer Michele Van Ingen

Instrument Rating   

Amber Mizuki
Phuoc Minh Phan
Jesca Marison Mwakyoma
Muneeb Omer Dahab
Santiago Velasquez Gallego
Dr King E Coates
Casey Allen Ladurini
Zachary James Reader
Anastasia Ceca Lasic
Wesley Nathan Weingord
Norbert Heltsch
Karina Marie Ortiz-Munoz
Christian Scott Turner

Commercial Single-Engine

Britt Lindsey Stephens (TLH)
Jackson Gage Riecken
Taylor Mark Valletto
Adrian Felipe Vinueza Cordova
Khamis Saeed Rashed Saed Alhebsi
Kaitylyn Tamily Lera
Mario Emad Harby Adelmalak Zaki

Commercial Multi-Engine

Sebastian Alonso Gonzalez
Mohammad Hasan Mohammad Sanour
Ryan Michael Hamill
Arjuna Adhiradewa Andika
Jeffrey Thomas Knipe
Jack Riley Davidson
Jordan Kolby Butler
Dustin Lee Folkema

Certified Flight Instructor

Emily Anne Pollard
Andrew Joseph Leonard
Michael Joseph Davenport
Rick Henk Kaandorp
Brett Charles Farley
Shannon Caroline Kelly

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument

Adam Almahdi Haiboub
Phillip Rosaire Corriveau
Cody Michael Young
Cole Christian Vickerman (OCF)
Sungwook Lee
Serene Pag Ong Arnan
Derek Thomas Matusch

Multi-Engine Instructor

Edilberto Raul Santos Cruz

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