Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 8 | August 2020

August 2020 Buzz Newsletter

2 Planes, 6 New Partners, & 40 New Students! Volume 3, Issue 8 | August 2020 New Planes, Partners, and Students What a month we had in July! We welcomed 40 new students to Epic, took delivery of two brand new Cessna 172s for our continually growing fleet, and welcomed new partners to our Aircraft Mechanic Program. Aerotek, American Aero Services, Ascent Aviation Services, Baker Aviation, Southern Airways Express, and STS Aviation Group have signed letters of agreement to offer interviews to graduates of Epic’s aircraft mechanic program. We are grateful to our dedicated staff, students, and partners who are devoted to developing careers in aviation.  Online Training Demos in August Would you like to “sit in” on a Ground School class? We … Read more Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 8 | August 2020

Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 7 | July 2020

Buzz Newsletter July 2020

The summer months are a great time to learn to fly! Volume 3, Issue 7 | July 2020 What are you waiting for? Flight training at Epic has never been better! We offer online ground school and accelerated training to help you fast-track your airline pilot career. Our certified flight instructors are highly qualified to help you achieve your professional pilot dreams! Training in Florida means training in beautiful weather. So, what are you waiting for? Come to Epic! Free Virtual School Demo Dates Our free Online Demo Courses are back by popular demand. Here is your opportunity to see what Online Ground School is like. You can ask questions and learn all about Epic Flight Academy. There are two … Read more Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 7 | July 2020

Aeronautical Decision-making

Aeronautical Decision-Making at Epic

Aeronautical Decision-making Captain Judy’s Corner Early in 2020, our lives changed when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Governors and state agencies issued emergency orders for the temporary closures of businesses and organizations in an effort to reduce the spread of this virus. All segments of the aviation industry have felt the impact. Transportation was listed as one of the l0 essential services permitted to continue operations, which included flight training. The principles of aeronautical decision-making can be applied to this and other situations. Epic Flight Academy took immediate and proactive action to ensure all operations continued without interruption. Epic leadership went beyond the recommended advice provided by the Centers for Disease Control. (Note: The photo above was taken … Read more Aeronautical Decision-making

Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 6 | June 2020

Buzz Newsletter June 2020

Take advantage of special new pricing for international students!  Volume 3, Issue 6                                                                    June 2020 International Student Special Calling all international flight students! Epic is thrilled to announce a flight training special just for you. We will take you from ZERO EXPERIENCE to AIRLINE PILOT for $39,984 USD. We have trained thousands of airline pilots from more than 80 countries, and we would love to train YOU! Free Virtual School Demo Dates Have you always wanted to try Online Ground School? Now you can see if this … Read more Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 6 | June 2020

Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 5 | May 2020

Epic Buzz Newsletter May 2020

Join us for an online ground school demo! Transfer students, save up to $2,000! Volume 3, Issue 5 – May 2020 Transfer Student Special During the month of May, flight students who transfer to Epic can receive up to $2,000 in special discounts. This special is available to all transfer students. Free Virtual School Demo Dates Have you always wanted to try Online Ground School? Now you can see if this is for you by attending one of our free Online Demo Courses. You can interact, ask the instructor questions, and familiarize yourself with Epic Flight Academy. We have three upcoming demo courses on May 4, May 11, and May 12. Register online! We look forward to meeting with you … Read more Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 5 | May 2020

Airline Pilot Salary

Commercial Airline Pilot Salary

Epic Flight Academy students put in a lot of effort to become airline pilots. They make connections while at flight school that will stay with them throughout their careers. But the real question is… how much will they earn? How Much Is An Airline Pilot’s Salary? People choose an airline pilot career for a variety of reasons, first and foremost being their love of flying, and, besides, who wouldn’t enjoy the adventure of seeing the world? However, with the growing demand for commercial airline pilots worldwide, airline pilots’ salaries are an excellent reason to consider an aviation career. Have you have been thinking about becoming a pilot, but you’re concerned with how much pilots are paid? For the relatively small … Read more Airline Pilot Salary

Airspace Classes

Airspace Classes and Special Use

Airspace Classes and Special Use Airspace Captain Judy’s Corner: Airspace Part 3 Introduction Knowledge of airspace classes is essential for all pilots. ICAO standardized these classes with rules and regulations. They include Class A, B, C, D, E, G, and special use airspace. Most importantly, these designations define clearance requirements, minimums, and dimensions. Pilots may need to adjust altitude and speed depending on the section of airspace they’re flying in. Also, ATC may require radio contact or communications. Because airspace categories differ, you must learn how to recognize them on charts. Furthermore, you must understand the detailed requirements of each. Besides, authorities established airspace classes to keep you safe. Above all, safety first! How I Learned Airspace Airspace may be … Read more Airspace Classes

Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 4 | April 2020

Epic Newsletter April 2020

Online pilot training, special savings, and more… Volume 3, Issue 4                                                                    April 2020 Online Training & Our Best Deal Ever! We recently heard from former Epic instructor Santiago Rosell (R) and Epic grad Zack Zois (L) who fly a Boeing 767 for Air Transport International. If you have ever wanted to join the ranks of the airline pilots, now is the best possible time. Our Summer Special includes 12 weeks of Online Ground School before your arrival at Epic this summer. It also includes the following savings: International … Read more Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 4 | April 2020

Airspace Part 2

LECU Fly & Fun Captain Judy

Above: LECU: Fly & Fun Flight School – Julio de Zavala and students greet Captain Judy Rice Uncontrolled Airspace Captain Judy’s Corner: The Airspace ABCs – Part 2 ATC approved our Instrument Flight Plan (IFR) as filed for the Citation jet. We were departing Le Bourget, France (LFPB). Our destination was Madrid-Cuatro Vientos airport (LECU). Once we crossed the Federal Information Region (FIR) boundary, ATC cleared us from FL320 (32000’ MSL) to 7000’ MSL. Next, they smoothly handed us over from the French airspace control to Spanish control.  Our descent took us over the Pyrenees mountains and two major rivers, the Ebro and Tagus. We saw Madrid from a distance, perched on a plateau of sand and clay. The breathtaking panorama revealed … Read more Airspace Part 2

Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 3 | March 2020

Epic Newsletter March 2020

Volume 3, Issue 3                                                                    March 2020 Epic Grad Hosts Pilot Career Seminar We were thrilled to welcome Epic graduate Captain John Evans (left) from Endeavor Air. John was here on Feb. 27th to host a Pilot Career Seminar and share information about hiring at Endeavor, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. Thank you, John, for networking with our pilots! Epic will host another Pilot Career Seminar on March 31st – RJet Day with Republic Airways. (Note: Also pictured is Epic grad First Officer Doris Jaupi). We invite … Read more Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 3 | March 2020