Airline Pilot Salary: Comprehensive Breakdown & Industry Comparison

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? Pilot pay varies for many reasons, such as the airline and years of service, with the average salary over $200,000 in 2024. People choose an airline pilot career for a variety of reasons, first and foremost being their love of flying. 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 … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 6 | June 2024

June 2024 Epic Buzz Newsletter

Volume 7, Issue 6 | June 2024 Open House at CVG Airport Campus Our first class of aircraft mechanic students started last month at our CVG Airport location and are well on their way to FAA certification. To learn more about our new school, we invite you to our Open House on Saturday, June 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. Take a tour, meet students and staff, learn about FEAM Aero’s $20,000 sponsorship, and more! New Flight Students in May The month of May brought new flight students to our New Smyrna Beach campus (pictured) as we also welcomed new pilots to our Ocala, Tallahassee, Tucson, and Jacksonville flight schools. Stop by any of our campuses and take a Discovery Flight and tour!  Spotlight … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 5 | May 2024

Epic Buzz Newsletter May 2024

Volume 7, Issue 5 | May 2024 Epic Opens Aircraft Mechanic School at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport In April 2023, we broke ground on our new FAA Part 147 Aircraft Mechanic School at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. On Monday, April 22, 2024, we welcomed students, staff, local residents, press, colleagues from FEAM Aero and CVG Airport, and dignitaries from the state of Kentucky for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Josh Rawlins, COO and Director of Aircraft Mechanic Programs cut the ribbon and made it official. Check out our photo album and read the press coverage of the event. Our first class of students is pictured below. They are on their way to becoming FAA-certified aircraft mechanics over the next year and a half. If you’re considering a … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 4 | April 2024

Epic Buzz Newsletter April 2024

Volume 7, Issue 4 | April 2024 Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled at CVG After a year of construction and setting up classrooms and training areas, our new FAA Part 147 Aircraft Mechanic School at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is ready to launch! The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Invited guests will get to tour the facility and meet students. We are excited and grateful to staff who worked day and night to prepare this brand new training facility. Our first class begins on April 15th. If you’re considering a career as an aircraft mechanic, you can check your eligibility in minutes and train at the CVG Airport location or in New Smyrna Beach, FL. New … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 3 | March 2024

Epic Buzz Newsletter March 2024

Volume 7, Issue 3 | March 2024 Graduation for Aircraft Mechanics Aircraft mechanic students who began their studies on May 31, 2022 graduated on February 8, 2024. We send heartfelt congratulations to these hardworking students who are now ready to embark on new careers! Hats off to Steven Albinson, Christian Bruno, Andrew Carmiche, Rebecca Ebersold, Christopher Lambert, Simon Leon, Aidan, McGhin, Luis Saavedra Marin, Emilio Sampoll Tollinchi, Alexander Swindle, and Gower Symons!  We also welcomed a new class of aircraft mechanic students (below) last month who are currently in their general technician course. If you’re considering a career as an aircraft mechanic, you can check your eligibility in minutes. New Flight Students in February We also welcomed new flight students to our New Smyrna … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 2 | February 2024

Epic Buzz Newsletter February 2024

Volume 7, Issue 2 | February 2024 Aircraft Mechanic News Thanks to all who attended the open house at our New Smyrna Beach aircraft mechanic school in January. What an event! A truck powered by a jet engine! Monster trucks and antique cars! Tours and demonstrations! We had a great time and are looking forward to welcoming new students to our next class on February 12th. Ready to enroll? You can prequalify in minutes. New Flight Students in January We welcomed 31 new flight students to our New Smyrna Beach campus in January. Our Ocala, Tallahassee, and Tucson campuses also grew in enrollment, and we have to give a shout-out to Jesus Coronado for being our first student to solo in Tucson! Let’s fly! CVG … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 7 Issue 1 | January 2024

Epic Buzz Newsletter January-2024.

Volume 7, Issue 1 | January 2024 Six New Cessnas Arrived in December The Epic fleet grew last month as we took delivery of six brand new Cessna Skyhawks at our New Smyrna Beach campus. Epic pilots picked up the new planes at the Cessna factory in Independence, Kansas and flew them to Florida. Next, our maintenance department will paint the tails red, and our students will enjoy training in these excellent aircraft! New Flight Students in December We closed out 2023 welcoming these new flight students to our main campus last month. We also welcomed new pilots at our Ocala, Tallahassee, and Tucson campuses! CVG Update The exterior of our new aircraft mechanic school at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is complete. … Read more

Pilot Retirement

Pilot Retirement and Next Career Steps.

When the Clock Stops: Embracing the Journey from Active Pilot to Retirement Some pilots are ready to retire when the time comes. Others already have their eye on a second career. When the time comes, whether by choice or another reason, such as medical, have a plan. No matter your age, all pilots should think about what comes next when their flying career ends. Approximately 2,500 pilots retire each year in the U.S. The Unspoken Question: “What is Happening to My Flying Skills?” While cleaning the aircraft in the hangar, a pilot reflects on a recent landing. “What was that?” The question is not just about the landing but a deeper search into the changes they’re experiencing. Years of flying … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 12 | December 2023

Epic Buzz Newsletter December 2023

Volume 6, Issue 12 | December 2023 Meet Our 2023 Scholarship Winners L-R: Shemuel Ortiz, Orion Maka, New Smyrna Beach Mayor Fred Cleveland, Juliana Gonzalez, Robert Brown (not pictured: Melissa Hernandez, Roger Roden, Cody Stebbins) On Saturday, November 4, 2023, Epic Flight Academy announced the recipients of the 8th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards during a special event and career fair. Seven high school students received a total of $80,000 in scholarships. New Smyrna Beach Mayor Fred Cleveland presented the awards on behalf of Epic. Robert Brown and Orion Maka each won $20,000 for aircraft mechanic training. Juliana Gonzalez, Melissa Hernandez, Roger Roden, and Cody Stebbins each won $5,000 for flight training, and Shemuel Ortiz won $20,000 for flight training. To date, Epic … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 6 Issue 11 | November 2023

Epic Buzz Newsletter November 2023

Volume 6, Issue 11 | November 2023 Grand Opening at New Tucson, Arizona Flight School Epic hosted a grand opening at its third satellite flight school location at the Tucson International Airport on Oct. 27, 2023. The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce joined Epic staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and CommuteAir pilots brought in an Embraer ERJ-145 jet for the occasion. The press and public turned out for discovery flights, food and fun. Sending a special shoutout to Brock Rees, Director of Satellite Operations (center, green shirt, between Danny and Amy Perna) for his leadership and hard work in establishing our newest location, and thanks to our neighbors, Million Air Tucson, for their warm hospitality. New Flight Students Welcome to the flight students who … Read more

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