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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 Tournament

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 15. Off […]

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

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 […]