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January 1


About Epic Flight Academy

Learn About Epic Flight Academy

Brief Background

Epic Flight Academy is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Established in 1999 by CEO Danny Perna, Epic offers Part 141 pilot training and Part 147 aircraft mechanic training. Epic has trained thousands of pilots now flying for 300+ airlines. Epic’s Airline Direct Program takes flight students from zero experience to the airlines in 10 months. The aircraft mechanic program takes approximately 14 to 18 months. Epic employs 115 people and trains hundreds of students each year. Epic’s fleet includes all new glass cockpit aircraft and simulators. Epic Flight Academy maintains hiring partnerships with numerous airlines and aviation companies.

Our History

Epic Grounds and Directions

Established in 1999, Epic Flight Academy opened its doors as Epic Aviation. Initially, Epic offered both FAA pilot training and FBO services. However, in 2002, CEO Danny Perna shifted the focus solely to flight training. Epic maintains consistent growth through an innovative approach to the aviation market. For example, in 2005, Epic was one of the first flight schools to offer standardized glass-cockpit aircraft. As a result, students can train instrumentation similar to the technology used by the airlines. Therefore, Epic takes students from zero experience to airline pilot in as few as two years – a year to train, and a year to build time as a flight instructor.

Growth at Epic

In order to expand its worldwide network of safe, talented pilots, Epic’s flight school developed an expedited Professional Pilot Pathway. As a result, this minimized both course cost and time for aspiring airline pilots. As a result, Epic received Cessna’s “Flight Training Excellence” award. Furthermore, Cessna recognized Epic as an authorized Cessna Service Center for high quality maintenance.

Epic has been the top choice for students from 80+ countries. They have trained to fly within every Civil Aviation Authority. Epic partners with a number of airlines to ensure our students make connections to achieve their career goals. For example, thousands of Epic aviators are serving 300+ airlines worldwide. Epic is frequently in the news for its innovative approach to flight training. Additionally, we maintain a growing fleet of new generation aircraft. We are proud of our achievements!

In 2020, we launched our Part 147 Aircraft Mechanic Program. We now train aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) and Aircraft & Powerplant (A&P) mechanics in addition to training pilots. Epic continues to grow and expand as we train aviation professionals with a high level of expertise. We even offer field trips for schools and provide guest speakers to share their expertise.

Become a pilot today!
United States 1-866-FLY-EPIC
International 1-386-409-5583

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Epic Flight Academy
600 Skyline Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 USA


January 1


Brannon Center
105 S Riverside Dr
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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(386) 410-2880