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Airlines Jobs

 Commercial Airlines Jobs What is stopping you from a career in aviation? Are you worried about the availability of job prospects with a commercial airline or concerned about salary? With the current pilot shortage, this is one career with built-in job security and excellent pay. Captains flying for the major airlines earn as much as $200,000+ annually. The pay is great, the job is secure, and flying as a commercial pilot offers a unique opportunity to broaden your cultural and professional horizons. The rewards to this career of a lifetime far outweigh the challenges. The supply and demand for Airline Transport Pilots (ATP) has never been so out of balance, with the […]

VFR Pilot Rating vs IFR Pilot Rating

VFR and IFR Pilot Ratings What do the terms “VFR” and “IFR” mean? The acronyms VFR and IFR stand for different types of FAA pilot certifications. VFR stands for “Visual Flight Rules.” This means that a VFR-rated pilot must follow specific guidelines when flying using visual references. A pilot holding a Private Pilot License (PPL) must fly in VFR conditions. IFR stands for “Instrument Flight Rules” and allows a pilot who is Instrument Rated (IR) to operate an aircraft by relying almost solely on instruments. Once a pilot holds a PPL, the next step is to be Instrument Rated (IR). This allows the pilot to fly IFR. Every aspect of flying […]

Flight School for Veterans

Epic Flight Academy – Flight School for Veterans Please note that currently the GI Bill is not supporting flight training. “We are Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Benefits & Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill) Approved” Epic Flight Academy is an approved flight school for veterans that provides superior pilot training at our FAA-accredited flight training institution. Currently, however, the G.I. Bill is not supporting flight training. G.I. Bill benefits allow military veterans the opportunity to be able to learn to fly in pursuit of a new vocation, such as commercial airline pilot. In order for a military vet to be able to train to become a pilot, the flight school has to […]