Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 12 | December 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter Dec 2021

Celebrating a great year of flight training and aircraft mechanic training with scholarships, career fair, field trips, & more! Volume 4, Issue 12 | December 2021 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Recipients Congratulations to Abdul Maflahi ($20,000 flight training), Luke Hamilton ($5,000 flight training), and to Tyler Vischer and Julia Juedes ($20,000 aircraft mechanic training each). These talented high school students impressed the judges with their aviation accomplishments and determination. They are pictured here with Epic’s director of education, Dr. Cindy Lovell, and Captain Judy Rice, Epic’s ground school instructor. New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen was on hand to present the awards. You can read more about their accomplishments in Captain Judy’s Corner. We also want to congratulate these current Epic … Read more

Gift of Knowledge

Gift of Knowledge

Santa arrived early this year at Epic Flight Academy delivering the Gift of Knowledge!  On Saturday, November 6, Epic celebrated its 6th annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Fishing Tournament. Each year, Epic awards scholarships to deserving high school students. The fishing tournament is a fun event for industry partners that generates funds for future scholarships. The scholarship awards ceremony is combined with a career fair. Epic partners included Cessna/Textron Aviation, Air Wisconsin, United Airlines, Piper Aircraft, SkyWest, Southern Airways Express, Piedmont Airlines, Republic Airways, FEAM Maintenance & Engineering, and New Smyrna Beach Outfitters.The career fair was well attended with students gathering information and asking many questions about career opportunities.  As the day progressed, hungry appetites were met with wide assortment of … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 11 | November 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter November 2021

Join us on Nov. 6th for our 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair! Volume 4, Issue 11 | November 2021 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair It’s that time of the year again! Join us on Saturday, November 6th from 4 to 6 pm for our 6th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards and Career Fair! New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen will be on site to announce the winners of two pilot scholarships and two aircraft mechanic scholarships. We will also be celebrating the winners of our fishing tournament. Epic will award $89,000 in aviation scholarships this year! As in years past, the event will feature a Career Fair showcasing the event sponsors: Cessna/Textron, Piper, SkyWest, Air Wisconsin, … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 10 | October 2021

Epic Buzz October 2021

Epic launches Epic Anywhere for flight training at your local airport! Also, staff and alumni news and special savings in October. Volume 4, Issue 10 | October 2021 We Now Offer “Epic Anywhere” Do you live in one of the 48 contiguous United States? If so, we can bring Epic flight instruction to you at your neighborhood airport! Epic now offers flight training delivered to you thanks to Epic Anywhere, our newest flight training initiative. One of our highly qualified flight instructors will fly the training aircraft directly to you. Flight training is offered in two-week blocks to suit your schedule and location.  Endeavor Air Visits Epic We were thrilled to welcome pilot representatives from Endeavor Air for a career seminar … Read more

Diversity in Aviation

Captain Judy’s Corner: Finding a Role Model “You are a girl. Good girls do not fly.” My personal journey began with hearing these lies at a very young age. You may have heard similar words from a parent, teacher, or peer, as I had. I dreamt of flying for as long as I can remember. However, I kept my dream a secret, and self-doubt grew believing these devastating words. Your self-doubt might be growing, as well. Diversity in aviation has been a work in progress over the years. I would sit for hours looking at airplane picture books. At that time, women were not pictured in the cockpit. I found no photos of women flyers. Then one day, I discovered a … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 9 | September 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter Sept 2021

Volume 4, Issue 9 | September 2021 Safety Award Presented Congratulations to our Colonel Anthony Perna Safety Award winner, Andrew Leonard. In honor of Colonel Anthony Perna, this award recognizes an individual whose dedication to safety is truly exceptional. Andrew prioritizes safety in his role as a dispatcher at Epic. Pilots have probably noticed Andrew’s attention to detail when checking weight and balance before every flight. Andrew contributes tremendously to the safety culture by promoting and utilizing our internal safety reporting system. Thank you for your efforts, Andrew! The Colonel Anthony Perna Safety Award is given on a quarterly basis and all departments are eligible. If you know someone that should be recognized, please reach out to a Safety Officer with nominations. … Read more

Summer Internship

A Sneak Peek of My Summer Internship at Epic Flight Academy By Cilia Salam Finding an Internship During the summer of 2021, I had the opportunity to do a summer internship with Epic Flight Academy. I had been trying to earn some work experience in the new normal of COVID-19 before I graduate with my master’s degree in the fall semester. At the beginning of the spring semester, I started applying and looking for internship opportunities. Like any other ambitious and enthusiastic ERAU aviation student, I was looking forward to an internship at a major airline. With uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the airlines had little to no availability for an intern. I ended up looking at local flight schools upon … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 8 | August 2021

Epic Buzz Monthly Newsletter August 2021

Volume 4, Issue 8 | August 2021 Epic Goes to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 We were thrilled to be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year from July 26th through August 1st. There is no aviation event like Oshkosh! We got to meet up with old friends and make new friends. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Epic Flight Academy booth to say hello! We’ll see you there again next year! August Specials We have some exciting specials that will run Aug. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2021. There has never been a better time to begin your new aviation career training! Domestic Professional Pilot Special: *Free Private Pilot Ground School International Professional Pilot Special: *Free Private Pilot Ground School … Read more

Airfoil

What is an airfoil? The definition of an airfoil (or aerofoil in the UK) is a structure with curved surfaces, such as an airplane wing, fins, and horizontal stabilizer, designed to provide the best ratio of lift to drag during flight. The meaning of airfoil is the same for all aircraft. Let’s consider the stubby, short wings of my Grumman compared to the long, flowing wings of the Epic Flight Academy’s Cessna 172SP. You may wonder how my little bird would have enough wing to leave Earth’s gravity. You can compare this to an egret flapping frantically to rise a few feet from the sand. Its tiny wings are capable of supporting what appears to be an oversized body. However, … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 7 | July 2021

July 2021 Buzz Newsletter

July special for PPL, full-motion sim in the news, alumni updates, online demos, check rides, and more! Volume 4, Issue 7 | July 2021 Simulator Enhances Flight Training Epic Flight Academy worked with Frasca to develop its Private Pilot Course to include full-motion simulator training. The goal was to save students time and money. In fact, Flying Magazine and AOPA recently shared the success of the course. Epic students have also weighed in, including Steve Ramroop: “My experience with the Frasca full-motion simulator has been an excellent one. By properly utilizing this flight training tool, I was able to accomplish my first solo faster and obtain my Private Pilot License within the suggested time and close to the suggested budget. I look … Read more