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

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 6 | June 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter June 2021

Volume 4, Issue 6 | June 2021 Piper is Our Newest Hiring Partner We are thrilled to welcome Piper Aircraft, Inc. as Epic’s newest hiring partner for our Part 147 aircraft mechanic graduates. Greg Sims (center), Senior Manager of Manufacturing for Piper, visited Epic recently and is pictured here with COO Josh Rawlins (left) and Business Operations Manager Tyren Wilson (right). We invite you to check out our Aircraft Mechanic Program and see if it’s right for you. It’s easy to apply, and our next class begins June 8th. June Specials Airline Direct Program – IR and CPL students are eligible for the Airline Direct Program. (Note: Typically, only PPL students are eligible for this program. Because we have just launched this … Read more

Cross Country Flight Planning

Cross Country Flight Planning Training

Captain Judy’s Corner: The Art & Science of Not Getting Lost Cross country flight planning is something every pilot must know. Even though it was 30 years ago, I vividly recall soloing in the Cessna150. Exhilarating, yet terrifying, describes this memorable day. There was nothing in life that prepared me for the intensity. My flight instructor assured I was ready. I knew I was ready, but I was anxious all the same. Leaving the airport environment on a solo cross country was as exciting and distressing. I prepared, studied the routes, check points, and unfamiliar destination airport environment. Nonetheless, I consistently got lost.  Preparing a Navigation Log What helped me throughout learning cross countries? It was understanding how to prepare … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 5 | May 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter May 2021

Safety Award Winner Announced Congratulations to our Colonel Anthony Perna Safety Award winner, Manuel Diaz. In remembrance of Colonel Anthony Perna, this award recognizes an individual whose dedication to safety is truly exceptional. Colonel Perna’s 30 years of faithful dedication to military aviation stands as a testament to the difference one person can make. Manuel prioritizes safety in the air and on the ground. Before he meets with a new student, he does his research so he knows who he is flying with. His decisions in the airplane always side with caution, and he reports safety deficiencies, when necessary, that contribute to our safety culture here at Epic. Thank you for your efforts, Manuel! The Colonel Anthony Perna Safety Award … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 4 | April 2021

Epic Buzz April 2021

April specials, our new Airline Direct Program, staff news, checkride passes, and more! Volume 4, Issue 4 | April 2021 New Airline Direct Program Are you looking for a flight training program that takes you directly to a career with the airlines? Look no further! Epic has partnered with Southern Airways Express and Mokulele Airlines to take you from zero experience to an airline career in 10 months. We accept 6 cadets into our Airline Direct Program every month. We invite you to apply to this exciting program. April Specials Airline Direct Program – IR and CPL students are eligible for the Airline Direct Program. (Note: Typically, only PPL students are eligible for this program. Because we have just launched it, we … Read more

What is yaw?

What is yaw?

We climbed effortlessly in the Citation Jet to our assigned altitude of FL380 (38,000’MSL). This light jet is controlled much like most commercial jets and with similar design features. One of the Citation’s smooth handling characteristics in a climb are the result of the yaw dampers. The Citation has vertical fins under the tail cone and an electronic yaw damper engaging automatically when the yaw is overpowering the vertical fins.  –Captain Judy Rice on her around-the-world flight What is yaw? The official definition is a twisting, or rotation, of a moving ship or aircraft around a vertical axis. Yaw describes an airplane, boat, or fish with the nose or front moving side-to-side through the air. Motion determines the meaning. Do … Read more