Why Choose Epic Flight Training?

Choosing a Flight School

There are many factors to consider when choosing a flight school. Epic Flight Academy, a Cessna Pilot Center, has been training commercial airline pilots since 1999. Thousands of students from more than 80 countries have been enrolling at our flight school because they trust our proven leadership and ability to train them to the highest FAA standards as they pursue a career with the airline of their dreams. Providing safe, talented pilots for more than 300 airlines, our network of Epic graduates extends across the world and continues to grow as our flight school exceeds 30,000 hours of world-renowned flight operations annually. If a pilot career is your goal, Epic is here to provide the training you’ll need.

Your aviation education begins with a safe environment! Our staff and students prioritize the well-being of themselves and others before anything else. With vigilance, we consistently and proactively address all situations that could potentially endanger people or property. With an award-winning safety record, state-of-the-art training equipment, and Virtual Flight Academy online resources, Epic’s high safety standards are the foundation for successful student learning.

Captain Mo Al Ani (left) congratulates Brock Vowels on passing his commercial checkride!

Why is Epic Flight Academy faster and more affordable than other large flight schools?

At Epic Flight Academy, we are not trying to train the most pilots, just the best pilots. We are able to do this at a lower cost than other schools our size by utilizing the most advanced flight simulators in our industry and by maintaining only one location. Additionally, our one-on-one training ensures our students are getting exactly what they need. This is why we enjoy an incredibly high first-time pass rate.

Transferable, Top Quality FAA Pilot Programs

Our flight school’s flight training courses are the leading Part 141 and Part 61 FAA-approved Professional Pilot courses. They provide structure and rigorous training standards that lead to your FAA licenses and certificates that are recognized globally by all Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA). This prepares our students for their professional pilot positions, regardless of the country in which they intend to pursue their careers. FAA-approved flight courses are the key to worldwide pilot career opportunities, because they require English proficiency and successful completion results in an ICAO Level 4 English language endorsement. This is a required skill for all pilots worldwide.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida is a great place to flight train!

Ideal Flight School Weather & Training Location

Epic Flight Academy is located at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport in sunny New Smyrna Beach, Florida on the east coast of Central Florida. A safe, lively little beach town, New Smyrna has a wide variety of restaurants and outdoor activities. It is a short drive away from attractions such as NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Disney World, and other amusement parks. With flat terrain, a mild winter, relaxing ocean breezes, and an average 70+ degree Fahrenheit temperature all year, our Florida flight school location is optimal for accelerated pilot training. As the only flight school on site, students have the comfort of a low traffic, towered airport. Our Air Traffic Controllers are experienced with student pilots, so they ease you into your flight training. With many surrounding public airports that don’t charge airport taxes or landing fees, aspiring pilots are able to soar through their training in the perfect pilot training environment.

The instrument panels in Epic’s aircraft are state-of-the-art.

New-Generation Aviation Facilities & Jet Cockpit Foundation

Our flight academy has one of the most technologically advanced fleet of single-engine and multi-engine aircraft in the world. The fleet is equipped with state-of-the-art G-1000 glass cockpits so that students can train with the level of avionics equipment used in the airlines. We recognize that pilot training needs to incorporate computer based training, simulation, and new generation aircraft, as technology is a pivotal part of modern aviation. These features are a part into each stage of flight training to enhance the quality of education and add to graduate marketability during your airline job search.

Epic Flight Academy’s aircraft maintenance crew keeps our fleet flying safely.

Our Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole aircraft are well-maintained by our on-site Maintenance Department, providing a higher dispatch rate and faster completion time than many other pilot training facilities. As a certified Cessna Service Center, our training fleet is equipped with SMS, GPS, Auto Pilot features, and the foundation for the jet cockpit. In order to uphold our promise to provide exemplary flight training in the most cost-efficient way, we are equipped with several FAA-approved flight simulators. Students are able to supplement their pilot training in our simulators by learning and practicing various maneuvers in a resource that does not require fuel, which reduces the activity cost. Our Simulator Manager performs routine tests to ensure that our students are experiencing flight training in the simulators in a way that properly prepares them to execute the same maneuvers in an actual plane.

Innovative Education & Dedicated Certified Instructors

Epic’s highly qualified flight instructors proudly educate students from around the world utilizing the most innovative training resources and techniques. With the addition of the Epic Virtual Flight Academy, a Schoology learning management system, students are able to supplement ground school and individual ground lessons by participating in a customized online learning environment. Proving both one-on-one and group learning environments, our flight school provides a safe, clean training environment that fosters education and promotes growth in each and student based on their individual needs. Students also have easy access to view debit account transactions, flight activity schedule, total hours logged, completion date, flight activity grades and feedback, ensuring full transparency and awareness of pilot school progress.

Epic students enjoy camaraderie and make lasting memories!

Amenities on Site

Students will find a fully stocked pilot shop in our main building with pilot training uniforms, books, charts, and flight academy novelty items, snacks and drinks to keep students refreshed. We also have dedicated spaces for students to relax or study in our student lounge areas, library, and outdoor spaces. Epic offers housing options, and there are also many housing options nearby, so you won’t have a long commute to flight school.

Student pilots enjoy some fun and games in between flight training classes!

Student Life is Positive

We hold frequent Student Appreciation events to honor hard work and dedication. Epic provides awards, scholarships, games, and entertainment, and we truly value our Epic students as part of the Epic family. We even publish a monthly newsletter highlighting student achievements. Student life at Epic is positive and engaging. We want you to remember Epic fondly when you’ve completed your training and left us to pursue your career in aviation.

Epic hosts numerous airlines for pilot career seminars.

Networking Opportunities

Epic maintains close relationships with numerous airlines. This ensures that our pilots will have many opportunities to meet with representatives from airlines looking to recruit our graduates. We frequently hold airline pilot career seminars so you can ask questions and decide on the best career path for you.

We invite you to visit our campus for a personalized tour of our flight school. Or, you can take a virtual tour. We encourage prospective students to take a Discovery Flight Introductory Lesson to get a firsthand look at our flight instructors in action and experience the level of flight training we offer. Contact us today to meet with one of our Admissions Representatives and schedule your first-hand look at our facilities, fleet, and flight training simulators.