Epic Flight Academy Partners with Purdue Global

Purdue Global Aviation Program at Epic Flight Academy


NOVEMBER 2, 2023

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New Smyrna Beach, FL – Epic Flight Academy is proud to announce its partnership with Purdue Global to offer an online bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or Professional Flight through the Purdue Global Aviation Program.

“We are pleased to partner with Epic Flight Academy through recognition of prior learning in both the professional flight and aviation management programs,” said Sara Sander, Purdue Global vice president, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and interim dean of the School of Aviation. “This partnership will help both parties work together to address the need for more pilots, as well as those who work in the aviation industry.”

Epic Flight Academy founder and CEO Danny Perna added, “Our flight students can earn up to 45 transfer credits through their Epic flight training with Purdue Global. We’re thrilled to offer them the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree at a school with such a rich aviation history.”

Participants in both programs can save up to $28,400 in tuition and complete the degree online in 2 to 3 years. They can work on their degree while they complete flight training or as they work as a full-time flight instructor.

The next start date is January 31, 2024. Admission requirements for the Professional Flight degree include: 1) hold a Private Pilot certificate; 2) hold a first-class medical certificate; and 3) be a high school graduate or have a GED. Aviation Management students are not required to hold a PPL or first-class medical.

Epic Flight Academy is an FAA-approved flight school and has been training pilots since 1999. Its main campus is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida with satellite locations around the country. Epic’s graduates fly for hundreds of different airlines around the world.

Purdue Global – Purdue’s online university for working adults – offers a tradition of academic quality, flexibility through online training, hands-on experience in a specialized field, a generous transfer credit policy, and personalized support.

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults who have life experience and often some college credits. It offers flexible paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, military service and previous college credits, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and backed by Purdue University. For more information, visit https://stories.purdue.edu/purdue-global/.

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