FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Inaugural Aviation Scholarship Events Include Billfish Bash and Patty Wagstaff Appearance
Oct. 7, 2016
New Smyrna Beach, FL – Epic’s Billfish Bash fishing tournament kicks off on Friday, October 21st and will be occurring simultaneously in three different locations: New Smyrna Beach, Cape Canaveral, and St. Augustine. The tournament, which continues on Saturday the 22nd, is being hosted in conjunction with Epic’s first local scholarship contest.
Epic Flight Academy has partnered with Patty Wagstaff, nationally ranked aerobatic pilot, and WastePro to offer a garbage truck pull competition. The winning team gets to split 10 thrilling hours of aerobatic flight time with Patty Wagstaff. The competition is scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd at Epic around 1pm right after the presentation of the Billfish Bash awards and aviation scholarship.
Open to high school students in Volusia County, the $20,000 aviation scholarship will be awarded to the applicant that shows the most ambition through their essay responses and video application. New Smyrna Beach Mayor Jim Hathaway will present the scholarship on Sunday, October 23rd at Epic Flight Academy. The event features plane rides, food, music, vintage aircraft, a garbage truck pull competition, the appearance of Patty Wagstaff, and much more. This event is open to the community and will run from 11am to 3pm.