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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 […]

Epic Aviation Event Sponsors

We would like to again thank our sponsors for all of their support with our aviation scholarship event!  Enjoy the fishing tournament this weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone at the awarding of the scholarship on October 23rd. Dustins BBQ is your first stop for “finger lickin good bbq” for the whole family. Proud of their dedication to customer requests and satisfaction has made Dustin’s a southern favorite. For the best cuts of delicious bbq with amazing side dishes visit the Port Orange location today for lunch or dinner! New Smyrna Mullinax Ford is ready for you to stop by and receive a trade in estimate and choose […]

Epic Billfish Bash

Inaugural Student Scholarship Tournament Epic Billfish Bash Captain’s Meeting: Thursday, 10/20 7pm at Outriggers Restaurant, New Smyrna   Finger foods, raffle, boat registration completion and tournament details discussed at 8pm. See you there! Billfish Bash Early Entry The first 20 Teams who register and pay for the Billfish Bash will receive “Costa Calcutta” at no extra cost.   Costa Calcutta $1000 dollars to the Top sailfish release in a outboard or 39′ & under boat Boats Registered to Date: 1. South Wind Freddie Z Fishing 2. Lor-a-Di 3. Bonna Vear 4. Heavy Hiter 5. Mence 6. My escape 7. Miss Emma 8. Cmonsters 9. Knockdown 10. Prospectin 11. Water Proof 12. Booty Shaker 13. Billhunter 14. Gaff City […]

Fly N’ Surf Camp ~ 1 Week Camps Starting Mid July

Epic Flight Academy is excited to announce our first flight camp!  Camp lasts 5 days running Monday – Friday and includes a 1 hour surf lesson each day at beautiful New Smyrna Beach!  Students will learn what it takes to become a pilot and fly in our single and multi engine aircraft.   Camps will fill up fast so please review our full schedule and complete the sign-up form:  Fly N’ Surf Information  

Flight Instructor Training at NO COST – Domestic Students

Please note that this offer has expired. For more information about current opportunities, please contact Admissions. Start your career as a flight instructor sooner than you ever imagined possible!  Excellent pay, benefits, and hours to fly in sunny New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  You can’t beat this offer out of all the flight instructor jobs, this is number one!  Why are we offering no cost training?  Because you’ve chosen a career that is in very high demand.  Flight Instructors are getting hired by regional airlines as soon as they meet the minimum hour requirements.  Requiring flight schools to offer flight instructor jobs at lower costs, but we took it one step […]

VFR Pilot Rating vs IFR Pilot Rating

VFR-Rated Pilot Versus IFR-Rated Pilot   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. 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. Every aspect of flying is impacted by these two ratings, such as flight planning, taking off, navigation, weather tracking, flight following, radar, and landing.   VFR Pilot: Visual Flight Rules VFR Pilot Information and VFR Flight Requirements When […]