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What is IACRA?

What is IACRA, and why is it important to pilots? IACRA stands for: Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application, which should be self-explanatory to some degree. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) administers pilot license applications and oversees the process to make sure pilots meet all regulatory and policy requirements. It is a web-based system where pilots can apply, monitor, and obtain certifications and ratings. Pilot training goes beyond the flying of an airplane. As you learn how to become a pilot, you also have to learn the rules, regulations, and procedures that not only govern flight but also those that govern pilot credentials. How does IACRA work? IACRA FAA offers […]

The Importance of Visas

The Importance of Visas The voice on the other end stated in a heavy accent, “I did what I could, and it’s out of my control… I’d been asleep about two hours before being awakened by the call. We had a long day and an early departure in the morning for Saudi Arabia. The voice on the other end stated in a heavy accent, “I did what he could, and it’s out of my control.” He further reported that our landing permit was denied due to a Visa issue. This was the third time the Saudi Arabia Visa office denied our entry. I was in the United States for the […]

International Flight Students Earn College Degrees

International Flight Students Can Earn College Degrees When we recently announced our collaboration with Daytona State College (DSC) through which flight training hours transfer as college credit, we began receiving inquiries from international students about whether this program is available to them. The answer is “yes,” which brings us to the “how” and “why” of it. Why would international flight students want to also earn a college degree in the U.S.? Although a college degree is not required by many airlines, some flight students choose to earn a college degree anyway as it can help boost opportunities and salary. There could be many personal reasons for this, but one of the […]

Shared Goals, Shared Knowledge, Mutual Respect

What do Shared Goals, Shared Knowledge, and Mutual Respect Have in Common with a Major Airline, a World Flight, and Epic Flight Academy? “Citation N178SF, do you need assistance?” (stated in a heavy Russian accent) The Sakhalinsk air traffic controller gave us a straight-out departure on Runway 19. I was once again left seat and my first officer, Edwin, busy with communications. I had almost thawed from the biting Russian cold as the Citation climbed effortlessly at three thousand feet per minute. We were climbing through solid gray clouds when suddenly the advanced avionics technology displayed on our glass cockpit went blank! Both displays were totally dark, which left us […]

3rd Annual Aviation Scholarship and Billfish Bash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Morgan Latten Return to Media Epic Flight Academy Announces 2018 Aviation Scholarship Winners and Billfish Bash Winners Hundreds of aviators and aviation enthusiasts were in attendance for Epic Flight Academy’s 3rd Annual Aviation Scholarship and Billfish Bash on Saturday, November 17th as two young aviators were awarded scholarships and offshore fishing tournament teams were recognized. Florida high school students are invited to apply for the scholarships each year. To date, Epic Flight Academy has awarded $70,000 in scholarships. The event combines fishing with flying as anglers participate in the two-day Billfish Bash tournament to raise funds to support young aviators. Attendees were able to visit […]

Indian Flight Students

Spotlight on Indian Flight Students Epic Flight Academy has trained thousands of pilots from around the world, and this month we’d like to feature some of our success stories from students who came all the way from India to train at Epic. Our Indian Pilot Program has proven successful for hundreds of Indian students. With 50,000 pilots needed in India by 2020, this is the perfect time to pursue a career in aviation. If you live in India and are looking for the right flight training program for you, we encourage you to read these success stories and then contact us with any questions you may have. The aviation industry […]