US Airline Professional Pilot Program

A rapidly changing world following a global pandemic has created a severe pilot shortage thats needs to be alleviated immediately. With airlines currently in a hiring frenzy, right now is the perfect time to begin your professional pilot career.

Wayman Aviation Academy’s accelerated 10 month program will take you from private or instrument rated to commercial pilot. With a Flight Instructor certificate, you can start your career and build the 1,500 hours needed for Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certification.

Earn Flight Experience and then Interview with our Regional Airline Partners.

Be a Professional Pilot

  • Huge Demand! Pilot Shortage. 630,000 Pilots needed
  • Historically high employment, Start your career immediately!
  • Starting High Salaries at Record levels
  • $20-30k Hiring Bonuses at Regional Airlines
  • Start Your Seniority now for the Best Pay and Routes
  • Flight Benefits let you Travel the World
  • Be a professional pilot in 10-12 months

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Have you ever wanted a change?

  • Are you BORED with your Career?
  • Do you want to TRAVEL the world?
  • Isn’t it time to get out of that DAY to DAY rut.

What's held you back?

  • A lack of MONEY to invest in your education.
  • Not having the TIME to devote to the training.
  • Maybe you don’t have a college DEGREE.

You Could Be a Professional Pilot in 10-12 Months

10 Months to Commercial Pilot, 24 months to Airlines

Time Line

Airline-Oriented Program

Get a Higher Education, Learn to Fly!

Be the Captain. Learn to fly the way professional airline pilots do through our airline-oriented program. We prepare our students to pursue careers in aviation with commercial carriers all across the globe. Learn to fly, start to your career.

  • Learn and master safety management systems (SMS) 
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM) training maintains airline standard procedures within cockpit 
  • FAA certified Part 145 repair station maintains commercial carriers standards of maintenance.
Limited Seating Available

10 Year Pilot Shortage

Over the next 10 years the demand for pilot in the USA will continue to grow.  It will be 29,000 more than production for at least the next 10 years.

Source: Boeing Technician Outlook

86% Pay Increase at Regional Airlines

Since 2020 Regional airlines have increased salaries up to 86% to help meet the demand for pilots. Many airlines have had to reduce service due to lack of pilots.

Source: Oliver Wyman

35% Increase in Salaries at the Majors

The Major Airline carries, Delta, American, and United have increased pay an average of 35% to recruit and retain Pilots

Source: Oliver Wyman

It's Time to Be a Pilot

Seniority is the largest driver of lifetime earning potential at the airlines. It determine what days you work, pay and aircraft type, where you fly and your days off. Don’t lose seniority, start flying today.

What Our Students Say About Wayman

Earn Your Wings With Us


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Flight Hours Per Year


Aircraft to Train On

Our Graduates are Flying Around the World

Congratulations to all our Wayman Alumni that are flying around the world as first officers and captains. Below are just a few of the Over 70+ Airlines that have hired Wayman graduates.

What Sets Us Apart

An Accelerated Airline
Oriented Program

Located in Sunny
Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Dedicated to Safety and Quality Maintenance

Professional Pilot Program

Get Paid to Fly

Be the Captain. Take control of your future through our Top Tier, accelerated flight academy program. We have a proven record of 33 years of experience and thousands of alumni flying around the world. Start your training in beautiful Miami, Florida USA, with 350+ sunny flying days a year.

  • Top Tier Airline Academy
  • Accelerated Express-track 10 Month Program
  • Guaranteed Instructor Position
  • Fly in Beautiful Sunny South Florida

Professional Pilot Program

Start Your Career in Just 10-12 Months


Private to Commercial Certification

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the admissions prerequisites?

For any course or program candidate must be 18 years old. Local students can start at the age of 17 with parental consent. Candidates must be able to speak English at an intermediate or above level. We apply an online English Screening tests to international candidates right after application. Evaluation score must be 3 and above, out of 6. Professional Pilot Progrm students should have completed High School or equivilent. All pilots must be in good physical health to pass a Class 1 FAA Medical evaluation.

How much does the program Cost?

The price varies depending on the course or program you want. 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, private pilot, or a multi engine course?

Do we have a payment plan?

Yes, for the full program the payment plan is 15,000 initial deposit and then 7,500 per month. This allows the full program to be funded within the 10 months of the program. US Citizen and Residents can take advantage of full course financing

How many airplanes and CFIs do we have?

We have over 40 airplanes and more than 40 instructors. Including 4 Piper Senecas, the largest fleet of multi engine aircraft in South Florida.

Do we provide housing to students?

Yes, we have housing available however, it is prioritized for international students. There are school managed dorms all within 5 Km / 3 Miles of the base. This allows for biking or walking without the need for a car. Most are shared rooms in 2/3 bedrooms units. All furniture and utilities are included.

What is included in the program?

This varies per course. The tuition includes syllabus flight hours, one-on-one instruction, and ground schools. Non-tuition items are paid to other institutions include FAA Medical, TSA, fingerprints, FAA written exams, FAA oral exam, renters insurance, medical insurance, and materials. All of these are considered additional expenses. Student should budget 10% on top of your course fees.

How often does Wayman perform maintenance on their planes?

Wayman has an excellent FAA certified Part 145 Repair Station and maintenance facility. Mr Wayman, the founder is an A&P mechanic and Inspector as well as an ATP pilot. We have one of the most comprehensive flight school maintenance programs in the country. Our line technicians inspect aircraft daily. Scheduled fleet maintenance is done every 100 hours flight, oil change every 50 hours, and thorough annual inspections.

Can I hold a position while I'm doing my flight training?

This is a full-time program. If you are local student (US Citizen, Permanent resident) then you can hold employment outside of your training hours. However it should not impact your availability.

If you must keep a full-time schedule consider studying as a part-time student, course-by-course.

Can I rent an aircraft from you?

No, our airplanes are dedicated for educational use. However you can purchase an Introductory flight to fly over Miami and South Beach.