Associate of Aeronautical Science Degree
Obtain FAA Commercial Pilot License with CFI, CFII, R-ATP.
Assured job interview post-program.
Gain R-ATP certificate with only 1,250 hours
Earn up to $60,000 as Flight Instructor.
Earn an Associate's Degree.
Start your airline career 6 months earlier
Obtain US FAA Commercial Pilot & Instructor Ratings.
Achieve US FAA credentials for commercial piloting & instructing. A pivotal step for aspiring aviators to advance in the aviation industry.
Earn AS College Degree & Gain Experience On Campus as a Flight Instructor.
Work as a Flight Instructor. After earning your instructor certificates and standardization you can be hired by Wayman Aviation Academy.
Graduate & Gain Experience at a US Airline and Jet Charters
Graduate and work up to 18 months CPT/OPT (Occupational Training) with a US Airline or Executive Jet Charter company.
*Additional 2 Years Available with Partner University.
Our Associate Degree Program starts a new class every month. It’s a flexible model, allowing students to begin their studies at any time, perfectly aligning with their schedules.
Core Flight Courses
The Associate of Aeronautical Science Degree (A.S.) prepares students for careers as aviation professionals.
General Education Courses
|English Composition I
|English Composition II
|Introduction to Ethics
Aviation Academic Course
|Aviation Laws and Regulation
|Aircraft Engine and Systems
Core Flight Courses
|Private Pilot Ground
|Private Pilot Flight
|Commercial Single Engine Ground
|Commercial Multi-Engine Ground
|Commercial Single-Engine Flight
Elective Courses (Flight Instructor Track)
|Certified Flight Instructor Theory
|Certified Flight Instructor Flight
|Instrument Flight Instructor Theory
|Instrument Flight Instructor Flight
|CF Standardization Theory
|CF Standardization Flight
Elective Courses (Airline Pilot Track)
|Advanced Aircraft Operations
|Regional Airline Operations
|Air Carrier Management
|Multi Engine Pilot Flight
|Advanced Flight Crew Qual
No more time for waiting!
Regional vs. Major Airlines Salaries
Most pilots begin their careers with a regional airline that is affiliated with a major airline, flying as a First Officer for about two years and earning around 2,000 additional flight hours. Depending on market demand and their own abilities, they may become a Captain at the regional airline or move on to a major airline as a First Officer. Salaries at regional airlines range from $82,000 to $191,000 for a Captain, while salaries at major airlines range from $97,000 to $392,000 a year.
Due to the current pilot shortage, many regional airlines are rapidly increasing pay. For instance, American Airlines' regionals Envoy and PSA recently increased pay by 50%. This has led to a significant increase in pilots' salaries compared to pre-COVID times, with regional airlines offering an 86% increase.
In the next 20 years, the pilot shortage is expected to continue growing. According to forecasts from Boeing the world needs 649,000 more skilled pilots. 127,000 in North America alone.
Begin your U.S. College journey with the F1 Visa
With the F1 Visa, you can learn to fly and then quickly start a job as a pilot in the US. Typically, students in the US pursue their studies on an M1 visa, but it might not offer all the benefits you’re looking for.
Discover all the advantages of the F1 visa for a pilot’s career by clicking here.
F1 Visa is Optimal for College
It’s made for studying, but also lets you work. This gives you a full and rewarding learning experience in the US.
Tailored for students pursuing full-time academic courses at colleges or universities in the US.
Study & Work
- “Job Guaranteed” with opportunities like Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) post-graduation.
- Allows graduates to work as flight instructors, earn practical experience, and log up to 1250+ flight hours (meeting R-ATP requirements).
- Potential to join US regional airlines and even secure sponsorship for type ratings.
Tuition & Fees
The payment plan is flexible with options to pay the full amount upfront or in monthly installments to ensure affordability and accessibility for all students.
& Gov Charges
Pilot Flight Training Financing Available!
Full Financing for qualified US Citizens, Residents, and Non-Citizen students living in the US. From your first flight to Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor work options and a pathway to the Airlines
Why Choose Wayman Aviation Academy?
State Approved & Accredited
Federal Aviation Administration
Florida Department of Education
Kickstart your professional journey in aviation with South Florida’s only dedicated flight degree academy. Dive deeper into your aviation knowledge while earning essential FAA Pilot Certificates, fostering an impactful career in major airlines. Unlock a world of opportunities above and beyond
What Our Students Say
11 Months to Commercial
Zeynep completed the initial training and is pursuing airlines in her home country.
Flys in 9 Languages
Rilienka, a student pilot from Curacao tells us what its like to be an international student and gives advice in 9 languages!
Krish, Student Leader
Krisj is a student leader, ready to help, and has great advice for students starting their pilot journey
Our mission is Changing Lives Through Aviation
to get R-ATP License and join the airlines
Earn as a flight instructor and the experience of flight hours needed
Reduced ATP, Join the airline 6 months early
Wayman Aviation Academy, one of the newest aviation colleges in the state, announced it has been granted a restricted privileges airline transport pilot (R-ATP) certificate for students earning Wayman’s associate degree of aeronautical science.
This certificate enables students to enter the airline pilot workforce with only 1,250 hours instead of the 1,500 hours required by the FAA.
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A high school diploma or equivalent is required (Non-US diplomas need to be evaluated for equivalency).
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