While most aircraft-makers—Boeing, Bell and Bombardier, among the many—salute their founders by adopting their names, there’s one whose moniker attests not to its creator but rather its travails, perseverance, salvation and, finally, its near emergence in triumph. Behold Epic Aircraft, whose saga is equal to “Lonesome Dove,” albeit with a 1,200-shp PT6 in its beak. The journey’s precise launch is a bit cloudy now, but around the dawn of the new ...

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