This is a great question, and one we love to answer! We have been training pilots for 20 years, and we have learned a few things along the way. We have tried every online program available to student pilots, and all fell short. Some were very costly, some took much too long, and all of them failed when it came to teaching about the New Smyrna Beach Airport and our surroundings and the Cessna 172, the plane our students use for training.
So, we have designed our 60-hour online course to save you money, save you time, and prepare you to fly in the Cessna 172 here at the New Smyrna Beach Airport. In every single trial, our students greatly reduced their training time and costs by completing our online course before advancing to their actual flight training. Not only that, they were extremely prepared for their oral examinations by having this foundation of knowledge early in their flight training.
Having passed your FAA written is a tremendous advantage that will serve you well when you arrive at Epic, as will completing our online course before arriving. You will be familiar with your surroundings and the training aircraft, making your time training in the plane more efficient.