Pembroke Pines, FL– Wayman Aviation Academy, South Florida’s largest flight school and only dedicated Aviation College, begins the new year with its first ever college cohort and vocational students for a record total of 43 new pilot candidates for January 2023. After much work and dedication, Wayman Aviation finally received its certification as a College of Aeronautics. This allows them to provide an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science for students who attend collegiate education along with their flight certificates.
Wayman Aviation VP, Wayman Eddy Luy, said, “We are so excited to welcome our first collegiate class. This will make the program more accessible and provide a deeper aeronautical knowledge for graduates.” It took years of expert consultation and endless correspondence between various accreditation agencies for the program to come to fruition. The organization is very proud to be able to officially call themselves a college. Pending further certification, Wayman Aviation Academy will officially change its name to the Wayman College of Aviation.
The creation of a new aviation college comes during an important juncture in the industry. An ongoing international pilot shortage exacerbated by the pandemic has left a need for new pilots that is being unmet by current trainers. The Wayman Aviation college program provides one of the few accessible routes for future pilot candidates to obtain their licenses as well as a supplementary degree to help alleviate the issue.
Wayman Aviation is proud to be a part of the solution to a global issue as well as providing an economical pathway for those who wish to follow their aviation dreams. Especially in the Miami Ft Lauderdale area, which is an international aviation hub. The new collegiate program promises more opportunities for all stakeholders in the industry and expands accessibility to accommodate anyone who wishes to join this exciting fast paced industry.