Media Alert: Grand Opening at Epic Flight Academy in Tucson

Tucson Ribbon Cutting for Epic Flight Academy
The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce joined Epic Flight Academy staff, the CommuteAir crew, and members of the public for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting.


OCTOBER 30, 2023

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Tucson, Ariz. – Epic Flight Academy, which is based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, held a grand opening at its third satellite flight school location in Tucson, Arizona. The event took place on Friday, October 27, 2023. The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and presented Epic with a proclamation. CommuteAir pilots brought in an Embraer ERJ-145 jet to celebrate the occasion. Members of the public attended and enjoyed refreshments, tours, and discovery flights.

Brock Rees, Director of Satellite Operations at Epic said, “We’ve received an incredibly warm welcome from everyone at Tucson International Airport and Million Air Tucson. They have been extremely helpful in setting up the flight school.”

Danny Perna, Epic’s founder and CEO added, “Tucson has been a great choice for another location for us. The climate and airspace are perfect for flight training. I also echo Brock’s sentiments. Everyone has been so helpful since we made the decision to open a new school here. The grand opening was an incredible event. We thank the Chamber, CommuteAir, and the staff at Million Air Tucson.”

Epic Flight Academy has been training airline pilots since 1999. Training typically takes about one year for U.S. students with no flight experience. International students may complete their training faster depending on the requirements of their respective countries.

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