Epic Flight Academy partners with one of the main airlines in the US

14th Jan 2022

Internationally known and Florida based Epic Flight Academy held a Press Conference on the 11th of January to announce that Epic Flight Academy would be joining United Airlines Aviate Program. This program offers Epic flight students and flight instructors a direct pathway to become a pilot at United Airlines.

How does the Epic – Aviate Program work?

The aspiring pilot will need to meet eligibility requirements to train at Epic Flight Academy, a Part 141 FAA-Certified flight school. Once accepted at Epic, the student will earn their Private Pilot License, and can then apply to the Aviate program. Upon acceptance into Aviate, the candidate will be assigned an Aviate coach, a United pilot, to provide guidance and mentoring as the candidate continues their flight training at Epic.

As the student continues their training at Epic, the student will earn their instrument rating and commercial license and become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Epic will then hire the pilot as a Certified Flight Instructor. After building hours as a CFI, Aviate participants can then choose from a variety of paths as their final step before transitioning to the United flight deck including flying for an Aviate-participating United Express carrier (GoJet, Mesa Airlines, CommutAir and Air Wisconsin). Upon meeting all program requirements, Aviate participants will be eligible to transition to United as a First Officer.

The Epic Aviate Program is open to all students currently conducting their flight training at Epic Flight Academy who hold a minimum of a Private Pilot Certificate.

Epic’s CEO, Danny Perna said; “Epic has been training professional pilots since 1999. As a Part 141 flight school, our training is rigorous and meets the highest standards for safety. We purchase all new training aircraft with glass cockpits, so our pilots have every training advantage. It is an honor to launch this program with United Airlines, especially in light of the ongoing pilot shortage. We are looking forward to training many pilots to fly for United Airlines.”

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