FMU’s 4-year F-1 bachelor’s degree will help domestic and international students study, fly, and work in the United States. Working to fill pilot’s shortage
– Wayman Eddy Luy
FMU’s Aviation program is rich with opportunities for students from South Florida, the Caribbean and internationally. The 4-year bachelor’s degree in aviation will be taught with Wayman Aviation Academy’s pilot training course. The FMU campus is centrally located in North Miami; between Wayman’s two facilities at Miami Opa Locka Operating Airport (KOPF) and its headquarters at North Perry Airport (KHWO). Florida Memorial-owned Cessna 172 G1000 will join the Wayman Fleet, bringing the number of FMU and Wayman student aircraft to more than 40 aircraft.
Wayman Vice President Eddy Luy said, “FMU is a gem in South Florida. A small 4-year HBCU program, next to a large operator airport, in the heart of one of the most important aviation hubs in the world. ”
Local students find community and history at the historic 142-year-old Black College University (HBCU). International aviation students can attend this approved F-1 program; work on campus as flight instructors until graduation and then earn a 3-year US work permit to build on what they’ve learned. This is a big advantage for many Miami-based airlines and charter operators that are facing a shortage of pilots. Students can learn to fly, earn a degree, and work; Gain valuable flight hours and experience.
Local students will have access to scholarships, financial aid and work-study programs in the growing aviation industry. Beacon Council reports that 1 in 4 jobs in Miami-Dade County are related to aviation; including Miami International Airport, the largest employer in Miami. Waman Aviation Students can hire students who excel in the flight program and earn their instructor ratings. They gain valuable experience and flight hours as instructors until achieving a reduced Air Transport Pilot (ATP) rating of 1,000 hours thanks to a 4-year college degree. Students can then choose from five Wayman Airline partners including Sky West and Republic Airways, flying for American Airlines, United and Delta. Multiple section 135 charter operators have also expressed interest.
Boeing’s recent 2021-2040 market outlook shows a need for 612,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. After initial difficulties due to the pandemic, airlines in the region have led the recovery. The long-term need for pilots to replace retired crew members has not diminished, but has increased rapidly due to early retirement.
About Florida Memorial University
Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private institution with a rich Black history offering 28 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs in a division. culturally diverse students. Since its founding in 1879, the College has maintained a commitment to providing a solid academic education built on the pillars of leadership, character, and service. As the only Black College or University (HBCU) in the history of South Florida, it is widely recognized as the birthplace of the Black National Anthem, Raise Every Voice, and Sing. For more information, call (305) 623-1452 or visit www.fmuniv.edu
About Wayman Aviation Academy
Wayman Aviation Academy ( http://Wayman.EDU ) is the largest and longest-running Ab Initio flight school in South Florida. They are celebrating 34 years of starting a pilot flying in the skies of Miami. The school focuses on initial training through commercial flight training in preparation for a career in aviation. They have 5 airline partners including SkyWest and Republic Airways that fly American Airlines, United and Delta. Wayman is approved for international student visas. The airline operates a fleet of more than 40 aircraft at two bases at Hollywood North Perry Airport (KHWO) and Miami-Opa Locka Operating Airport (KOPF.) Wayman Aviation in partnership with Miami-Dade College, University of Miami Florida Memorial, Embry Riddle and Liberty University for degree programs. Learn more about Wayman Aviation Academy at Wayman.edu or on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook @WaymanA is wrong
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