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Colombian Flight Students

Colombian Students at Epic Flight Academy We are proud of the 5,300+ international students from 88 countries who have trained at Epic and wanted to spotlight three of our best flight students from our Colombian Pilot Program. These young men did not know each other in Colombia, but each one traveled here to live while studying at Epic to become a commercial pilot. No matter what country our students come from, they will meet other students from their home country who are also training to become commercial pilots. One of the nicest things we see is how students collaborate and help each other no matter what country they come from. […]

Women in Aviation

Women in Aviation When people hear the phrase “women in aviation,” they inevitably think of Amelia Earhart, the famed aviatrix who was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. However, Earhart is most remembered for disappearing on a 1937 flight across the Pacific Ocean when she was just 39 years old. Earhart’s disappearance has been a staple of mystery fans with dozens of theories about her fate. In March 2017, new research suggested a plausible conclusion to the mystery, although it’s the kind of story people will likely debate for years. Regardless of her fate, her legend endures. She has served as an inspiration for female pilots […]

Aviation Movies

Aviation Films: Can Watching Movies Help You Learn to Fly? Wouldn’t it be great if you could sit down and watch a long list of entertaining movies starring the best actors, and, as a bonus, you would learn how to fly? Well, we can’t say that will happen, but if you’re a flight student who is learning English, you just might want to check out this list of aviation movies. Although the movies were not made to teach you how to fly, they can definitely help you improve your English listening and comprehension skills, especially if you watch the film in English with English subtitles. (That way, you can hear […]

Aviation Safety

Aviation Safety In 2016, according to the FAA, 2,586,582 passengers flew daily aboard 9,708,765 scheduled passenger flights in the U.S. The FAA also reported 24,142,000 General Aviation flight hours in 2015. These statistics represent a lot of happy landings in an industry whose primary focus is safety. Flight training is no different. Safety remains the number one priority for flight schools, and Epic Flight Academy is proud to be at the forefront with its “Safety First” policies, procedures, equipment, and maintenance. Pilots who train at Epic learn on Day One that the emphasis of all flight training is SAFETY. What does Epic Flight Academy do to ensure safety? First of […]

How to Become a Commercial Pilot

Have you ever wondered how to become a commercial pilot? If you’re someone who has always wanted to fly but felt you couldn’t afford aviation as a hobby, maybe it’s time to think about a beginning a career as a pilot. In fact, it would help to first understand exactly what defines a commercial pilot. Simply put, a commercial pilot is someone who has been approved by the FAA to charge for pilot services. While most people immediately think of commercial airline pilots flying passengers (the most common example of a commercial pilot), there are other possible careers in this field, even some that are unusual. For instance, cargo pilots, […]

Tuition Reimbursement to Address Pilot Shortage

Addressing Pilot Shortage Through Innovative Collaborations: Education and Career without Student Loan Debt While airline professionals and legislators continue the debate on how to resolve the growing pilot shortage, Epic Flight Academy and Ameriflight have proactively established commercial pilot career pathways. The Professional Pilot Pathway Program, launched by Epic in 2015, now includes $60,000 tuition-reimbursement through its partnership with Ameriflight. This means student pilots entering the program with no previous aviation experience have the opportunity to qualify to work as a captain of a turbine aircraft in just 2.5 years. At the end of 5.5 years, these pilots could have the qualifications to be hired by a major airline – […]