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 is impacted by these ratings, such as flight planning, taking … Read more VFR Pilot Rating vs IFR Pilot Rating

Flight School for Veterans

Epic Flight Academy – Flight School for Veterans Please note that currently the G.I. 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. Description of Benefits 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 be approved by the VA. If the … Read more Flight School for Veterans

Different Types of Pilot Careers

Pilot Careers Have you been thinking about starting a rewarding career as a professional pilot? With the growing worldwide pilot shortage, choosing a pilot career is smarter than ever. There is an old saying: “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.” How would you feel if your office or work place was located in the cockpit of an airplane, turbo prop, small jet, airline jumbo jet, or any other type of aircraft while being thousands of feet up in the air? That is the ultimate feeling of flying and freedom. Not only that, pilot salaries have been soaring, too. If you have ever wanted to learn to fly and become a professional … Read more Different Types of Pilot Careers

Types of Pilot Licenses

Different Types of Pilot Licenses You want to become a pilot, but did you know the FAA issues different types of pilot licenses? These vary by classifications, ratings, and various regulations. Depending on your pilot license and ratings, you will be licensed to fly different types of aircraft. Above all, you can even fly for commercial airlines as a paid professional certified pilot. Whether you’re an international student or American student, you just have to decide which pilot license meets your needs. Therefore, you need to think about your pilot goals. What is a Pilot License? In simple terms, a pilot’s license, or pilot certificate, allows a person to be able to fly an aircraft. This is similar to a … Read more Types of Pilot Licenses

How to Choose the Best Pilot School

How to Choose the Best Flight School Have you been thinking about enrolling in flight school and becoming an airline pilot? Just as students go to college to pursue training for a dream career, student pilots have to go to pilot school so they can learn to fly a plane and earn their licenses and certifications required by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Choosing the right flight school is an important decision that impacts your aviation career path. Many students enroll in a flight school only to find themselves transferring to another school later on. Although we believe Epic Flight Academy is the best choice, there may be good reasons why you select a different flight school. We want you … Read more How to Choose the Best Pilot School