Why Choose Epic?
Epic Flight Academy has been providing an unparalleled pathway to achieving professional pilot dreams since 1999. Students from over 80 countries have been enrolling at our flight school because they trust our proven leadership and ability to instill confidence in them 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.
Education begins with a safe environment! Our staff and students prioritize the wellbeing of themselves and others before any other actions; with vigilance, they consistently and proactively report 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.
Transferable, Top Quality FAA Pilot Programs
Our flight school’s flight training courses are the leading Part 141 and Part 61 United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Professional Pilot courses. World-renowned for structure and rigorous training standards, licenses and certificates issued by the FAA are recognized globally by all Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), propelling students into enjoyable 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, as they require English Proficiency and successful completion results in an ICAO Level 4 English language endorsement, which is a required skill set for students intending to fly routes between countries with different native languages, opening up a world of possibility.
Ideal Flight School Weather & Training Location
Epic Flight Academy is located 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, and is just a short drive away from attractions such as NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Disney World 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 academy here at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (KEVB), students have the comfort of a low traffic, towered airport, and Air Traffic Controllers experienced with student pilots, as they ease into their 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.
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 integrated into each stage of flight training to enhance the quality of education and add to graduate marketability during your airline job search.
Our Cessna 172, Piper Seminole, and Piper Arrow aircraft are well-maintained by our onsite 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, 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 4 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.
Students will also 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. Check out our live *campus webcams* to see our campus in action.
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.
With monthly Student Appreciation events, honoring hard work and dedication through awards, scholarships, and entertainment, we truly value our Epic students. To learn more about student life, including housing, transportation, see our Campus Life Page.
We invite you to visit our campus for a personalized tour of our academy, and 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.