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

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

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

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

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

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

Airspace Part 1

Judy Rice Tel Aviv Israel Preflight

Above: Captain Judy Rice in Tel Aviv Israel Conducting Preflight Security Clearances Captain Judy’s Corner: The Airspace ABCs – Part 1 We filed the Citation jet’s route departing from Yerevan, Armenia (UDYZ) to Tel Aviv, Israel (LLBG). During our pre-briefing, ATC informed us that, once airborne, we would receive more information. In other words, we expected an assigned, mandatory security stop before being allowed into Israel airspace. How are aircraft cleared for security before landing in Israel? Israel assigns all aircraft a security landing airport before entry into their airspace. This is required. We were to land and provide proof of information for our aircraft, crew, and passengers. After that, they would provide a special security code. This code was specific to … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 2 | Feb. 2020

Epic Buzz Newsletter Feb 2020

Volume 3, Issue 2                                                                    February 2020 Air Wisconsin Hosts Pilot Career Seminar Epic Flight Academy welcomed representatives from Air Wisconsin on January 22nd for a Pilot Career Seminar. Our flight school provides numerous opportunities to network that will help with your career goals. Air Wisconsin offers up to $57,000 in bonuses alone! Epic graduate and current flight instructor Andrew Toma (far left) was hired by Air Wisconsin as a First Officer. Congratulations, Andrew! We invite you to join our Epic Flight Academy online PILOT FORUM to discuss pilot … Read more

Love at First Flight

Grumman AA1A maneuvers

Above: Maneuverability and handling characteristics vary from aircraft to aircraft. Pictured here is Captain Judy Rice in her AA1A. Captain Judy’s Corner: Love at First Flight – Handling Characteristics Make Every Aircraft Unique I initially trained in a docile Cessna 150 (C150) and a spunky Piper Tomahawk. I appreciated the C150’s stability and enjoyed the Tomahawk’s maneuverable handling characteristics. Shortly after completing my private pilot check ride, I noticed a cute little airplane practicing take-offs and landings. Looking to increase my experience, this looked to be a fun airplane to fly. I inquired at the airport office regarding this mysterious airplane. Three pilots owned the Grumman AA1A. One of the owners offered a flight and mentioned it was for sale. The AA1A’s light … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 3 Issue 1 | Jan. 2020

Epic Newsletter Jan 2020

Catch up on the latest happenings at Epic Flight Academy! Volume 3, Issue 1                                                                    January 2020 Epic Wins Best Workplace for 2019 Epic Flight Academy was acknowledged as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Volusia and Flagler Counties by the Daytona News-Journal for 2019. More than 130 employees comprise Team Epic, and we are very proud of this recognition. What a great way to cap our 20th anniversary year! A snapshot of 2019… 596 passed checkrides! Enrolled 390 students! 40,000+ hours of flight! Nearly 3,000 hours … Read more