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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. 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), allowing the pilot to fly IFR. Every aspect of flying […]

Flight School for Veterans

Epic Flight Academy – Flight School for Veterans Have you ever served in the military? If so, did you know that you could start training for an exciting career as a professional pilot by using your G.I. Bill to help pay for the majority of your flight school training? What’s the catch? It just so happens that almost anyone that has served in the military has G.I. Bill benefits to assist them in obtaining their commercial pilot license.   “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. […]

Different Types of Pilot Careers

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 […]

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 depending on classifications and various regulations? Depending on your pilot license and ratings, you will be licensed to fly different types of aircraft or even be able to 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.   What is a Pilot License? A pilot’s license or pilot certificate, in simple terms, allows a person to be able to fly an aircraft just as a driver’s license […]

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 […]

Pilot Jobs Shortage of Pilots Begins

Is the shortage of pilots that was forecasted and anticipated for the future here already? Where are the pilots? Wall Street Journal’s News Hub video series reported on Feb. 3, 2014 that airlines have already had to cut regional flights due to lack of pilots. Over the weekend United Airlines announced that it cut 60% of departures from Cleveland because the their affiliate that flies out of Cleveland couldn’t fill pilot jobs and it is a less busy hub anyway. Great Lakes Airlines, flying out of the mid-west, is cutting service in six small cities there that have no other carriers due to inability to fill pilot jobs. Why is […]