International Flight School Students
Epic Flight Academy has been providing FAA-approved flight training for international flight school students since 1999.
Thousands of flight students from 80+ countries have successfully graduated from our flight school. Furthermore, they are now enjoying airline careers. Epic provides safe, highly-skilled airline pilots for more than 300 airlines. These qualified pilots fly within every Civil Aviation Authority. Epic’s network of graduates extends across the world. Also, our flight school exceeds 30,000 hours of operations annually. Epic’s international student pilot program welcomes new students monthly, and we would love to welcome you!
Our Recruiters and Admissions Team is committed to guiding you through flight school enrollment. We outline each step of the process to offer individualized training advice. Therefore, you can expect a rewarding professional airline pilot career.
International Admissions Requirements
- First, you must be at least 17 years of age.
- Also, you must have completed minimum high school or equivalent.
- You must have a valid international passport.
- Additionally, you must provide proof of financial means to fund pilot training.
- Most importantly, you must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language
International Admissions Process
Step 1 – Meet the requirements
- First of all, meet the requirements: If you meet the requirements and are eligible to attend flight school, we will guide you through enrollment. An Epic representative will work with you each step of the way.
Step 2 – Submit visa fee
- Next, submit your visa processing fee: This covers your Sevis I-901 government fee, I-20 processing, incoming student package, Epic Virtual Academy online access, English Assessment, and government documentation shipping costs. Remember to prepare well for your visa interview.
Step 3 – Receive student packet
- After that, you will receive your student packet: Accepted students will receive a package containing the following: an official letter of acceptance into Epic Flight Academy, I-20 signed by a designated school official, I-901 receipt, student checklist with enrollment procedures including TSA registration, and login information to begin the Epic Virtual Academy online preparation course.
Step 4 – Schedule visa interview
- Next, schedule your visa interview: Our Admissions Team will assist in scheduling your M-1 Student Visa interview with the U.S. Embassy nearest you. Prior to the interview, our team will go over what to expect, suggested attire, required documentation, and additional interview techniques for successful issuance of your visa.
Step 5 – Obtain student visa
- After that, you will obtain your student visa: Immediately following the interview, students are informed if they have been granted the M-1 Student Visa. Once granted, students need to submit their passport and receive their visa stamp, which typically occurs within 5-7 business days.
Step 6 – Come to Epic!
- Finally, you will travel to Epic: You are ready to get started on your aviation journey! Book your plane, train, or car, and make your way to Epic in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Plan to arrive a few days before your class starts. We look forward to seeing you very soon. Learn to fly!
Transfer Flight Training
Transfer Flight Training: If you have previous flight experience, learn more about the FAA foreign pilot license verification process. For instance, many international students with logged hours transfer their training to Epic
Relocation & Transportation Assistance
We understand that selecting and applying to a flight school and arranging travel and housing can be stressful. Therefore, we assist you with every step. Student Life at Epic is positive and high energy. We are here to help you have a great experience!
Visit our Flight Academy Campus
We would love for you to come tour our campus and get a firsthand look at Epic. Our top-notch facilities and resources are located at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA. If you can’t visit us in person, take a virtual tour of the campus. Also, we encourage prospective students to schedule a Discovery Flight Introductory Lesson with one of our certified flight instructors. The sky is the limit at Epic! In other words, come visit!
Check out the most Frequently Asked Questions for international students, or post questions and comments in our Pilot Forum. We are here to help and look forward to answering your questions. You are welcome to contact us anytime!