3rd Annual Epic Aviation Scholarship and Billfish Bash

Epic Aviation Scholarship Awards

We are proud to be hosting the 3rd Annual Epic Aviation Scholarship & Billfish Bash, featuring the Epic Scholarship Bash community event and Epic Billfish Bash fishing tournament in support of the scholarship fund! Awarding over $70,000 in flight scholarships to Florida high school students in the last 3 years, the event draws hundreds of aspiring pilots, anglers, and aviation enthusiasts.


2018 Scholarship Bash Community Event

Join us at Epic Flight Academy on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 for food, fun, and flight as we award aviation scholarships to two deserving Florida high school students! The Scholarship Bash and Epic Student Reunion is open to the community and will feature Dustin’s Bar-B-Q, exhibits by sponsors, presentation of scholarships and fishing tournament awards, silent auction, and raffle items. (Silent Auction is new this year! Items include a 9-day cruise for two on any of the American Queen Steamboat vessels/$7,500 value, 7-night stay for two including breakfast & dinner at the historic Cross Keys Hotel in Chatteris, England/$1,700 value, VIP tickets including “meet & greet” with country superstar Brad Paisley/PRICELESS!, and more!)

11:00am Bar-B-Q Lunch & Entertainment Begins
1:00pm   Scholarship Presentation by New Smyrna Beach Mayor
2:00pm   Aviation Scholarship Event Close

Epic Alumni: We invite you to come back and visit the Epic campus and enjoy a special celebration. Meet current students, catch up with fellow graduates, and see how much Epic has changed since you’ve begun your professional pilot career!

2018 Aviation Scholarships

We are thrilled to have received many applications from Florida high school students for the 2018 flight training scholarships. The two scholarship winners will be announced at the Scholarship Bash Community Event by the New Smyrna Beach Mayor on Saturday, November 17th, during the Awards Ceremony at 1:00pm.

Each $5,800 scholarship includes flight instruction with a Certified Flight Instructor consisting of 20 hours of simulator training, 10 hours of aircraft training, 15 hours of 1-on-1 Ground School instruction, and enrollment in Schoology, our online learning platform.

2018 Scholarship Applications CLOSED

2018 Billfish Bash Fishing Tournament

Wednesday, November 14th – Captain’s Meeting
6:00pm Cocktails & Appetizers • Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille
7:00pm Rules & Registration

Thursday, November 15th – Tournament Day 1
8:30am Fishing Tournament Lines In
3:00pm Fishing Tournament Lines Out
6:00pm Airline & Pilot Welcome Party • Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille

Friday, November 16th – Tournament Day 2 & Dock Party
Airline & Pilot Fishing Tournament Day
8:30am Fishing Tournament Lines In
3:00pm Fishing Tournament Lines Out
5:00pm Cocktails • New Smyrna Beach Marina

Saturday, November 17th – Community Event
11:00am BBQ Lunch Begins • Epic Flight Academy
1:00pm Scholarship & Tournament Awards Presentation
2:00pm Event Close

Fishing Tournament Registration Form

Questions about the 2018 Epic Aviation Scholarship & Billfish Bash? [email protected]

Wishing everyone the best of luck!

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