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What are the admissions prerequisites?
- US Citizens or Residents only.
- Professional program candidates must be 18 years old.
- Students must have a High School diploma or equivalent.
- All pilots must be in good physical health to pass a Class 1 FAA Medical evaluation.
- Complete an Online Private Pilot Ground or FAA written exam prior to commencement.
How much does the program Cost?
The price varies depending on the aircraft required and prior experience. Contact the admissions team and share what your goals are including aviation experience you already have. For example; are you interested in full professional pilot but already have a private pilot certificate?
For financing there is a separate 3% fee due at enrollment. Then a $950 origination fee included in the loan.
What if I already have a Private Pilot Certificate?
Congratulations, that is an excellent accomplishment. Wayman can give full credit up to 71 hours of PPL. This brings down the full cost of the program. However, a candidate must commit through CFI and CFII
What's the difference between 152 and 172?
The Cessna 152 and 172 are the most popular aircraft ever built. However, the 152 is a smaller 2 seat model. There is a $5,000 difference over the length of the course.
- If you are over >6′ feet tall or more than >180lbs, choose the 172.
- If you are less than <6′ feet tall or Less than <180lbs choose the 152.
What is included in the program?
The tuition includes syllabus flight hours, one-on-one instruction, and ground schools. Non-tuition items are paid to other institutions include FAA written exams, FAA oral exam, renters insurance, and materials. All of these are included in the loan amount.
TSA, Medical, and the 3% financing fee are paid separately.
Can I work while I'm doing my flight training?
No, this is a Full-time course of study. Cadets must be able to dedicate at least 4-5 days a week to flight training. In order to complete in the scheduled 18 months full dedication is required. Part-time jobs must not impact scheduling and have a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Is the Flight Instructor Job Guaranteed?
Upon completion of the full-course all students qualify for a CFI interview. Candidates must have failed no more than 2 FAA practical exams and have a letter of good-standing from student affairs.
How long is the program, and what is the payment schedule?
The initial Private to Commercial, multi-engine and CFI/CFII training is scheduled to be completed in 18 months. This is an accelerated full-time schedule. There are no payments (except for 3% financing fee) during this 18 month training period. (14 months if you start from IFR)
As an instructor you will build flight experience for up to 21 months. During this period minimum payments are made to the loan provider.
After 39 months (18 initial + 21 CFI) full payments on your loan begin. At this point you should have 1,500 hours and be interviewing or hired by a Wayman Regional Airline Partner.
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*Wayman Aviation Academy does not endorse a particular lender nor is it affiliated with the Meritize Platform.
Terms and conditions apply. Meritize Loans are educational loans issued by Blue Ridge Bank, National Association, Member FDIC (“The Bank”). The Bank and Meritize reserve the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work authorization document, and meet the Bank’s underwriting requirements.