Associate of Aeronautical Science Degree

Why Wayman
Aviation Academy?

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

No more time for waiting!

Pilot Salary
Pay Increase
Pilot Shortage
Airline Partner

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.

Pay Increase at Regional Airlines
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.

Pilot Shortage
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.

60 College Credits


General Education Courses

ENC 101 English Composition I 3
ENC 102 English Composition II 3
MAC 100 College Algebra 3
HUM 101 Western Civilization 3
SSC 101 Introduction to Ethics 3
SCI 101 General Biology 3


Aeronautical Science Courses

ASC 100 Aviation Laws and Regs 3
ASC 110 Aircraft Engines and Systems 3
ASC 120 Aviation Meteorology 3
ASC 130 Aerodynamics 3
ASC 140 Aviation Safety 3
ASC 150 Aviation History 3


Core Flight Courses

ATT 105 ATC Communication 1
ATT 100 Private Pilot Ground 4
ATF 100 Private Pilot Flight 4.5
ATT 110 Instrument Ground 4
ATF 110 Instrument Flight 3
ATT 120 Commercial Single Engine Ground 2.5
ATT 130 Commercial Multi-Engine Ground 1.0
ATF 122 Commercial Single-Engine Flight 2.5


Elective Courses (Flight Instructor Track)

ATT 200 Certified Flight Instructor Theory 3
ATF 200 Certified Flight Instructor Flight 1.5
ATT 210 Instrument Flight Instructor Theory 2
ATF 210 Instrument Flight Instructor Flight 1.5
ATT 230 CF Standardization Theory 4
ATF 230 CF Standardization Flight 1.5


Elective Courses (Airline Pilot Track)

ATF 130 Multi Engine Pilot Flight 1
ATT 300 Advanced Aircraft Operations 4
ATT 310 Regional Airline Operations 4
ATT 320 Air Carrier Management 2.0
ATF 320 Advanced Flight Crew Qual 2.5

Tuition & Fees

$97,020 Airline Pilot Track
$95,833 Flight Instructor Track

Fees* & Gov Charges approximately $8,000
*Textbooks Additional

The payment plan is flexible with the options to pay the full amount upfront or in monthly installments to ensure affordability and accessibility for all students.


100% Financing Available

Full Financing* for US Citizens, Residents, and Non-Citizen students living in the US.

*For those who qualify.

State Approved & Accredited

Federal Aviation Administration
Florida Department of Education
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training
  • Licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as an FAA Part 141 flight school.
  • Authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Institution of Higher Learning to certify graduates for an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Reduced Aeronautical Experience (R-ATP).
  • Institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). ACCET is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an approved nationally recognized accrediting agency.
  • Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 11360.

What Our Flight Students and Alumni Say

Wayman students are flying around the world for every airline you can think of; American Airlines, Spirit, Delta, United, LATAM, JetBlue, Lion Air, Avianca, COPA and many more. Join a network of professional that spans the globe.

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

ONLY 1250 hours

to get R-ATP License and join the airlines

Earn as a flight instructor while gaining the required flight experience

Reduced ATP, Join the airline 6 months early

For students earning Wayman’s associate degree of aeronautical science, the school holds FAA institutional authority to provide its graduates with an R-ATP endorsement (restricted privileges airline transport pilot certificate)

This endorsement enables students to apply for the R-ATP license with only 1,250 hours instead of the 1,500 hours required by the FAA.

Instantly Discover If You Can Enroll into the College Degree Program

Natalia Salazar

Admissions Specialist

+1 305 685-6468