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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 […]