100% Pilot Flight Training Financing with Meritize

Enrollment, Press Release

Get funded from Zero to Professional Pilot, and a Flight Instructor Job to a Airline Career Pathway

Miami, FL USA – The Meritize Platform* and Wayman Aviation Academy are proud to announce a new partnership to provide financing option for complete Ab Initio training to CFII with a work option and potential pathway to Airline Partners. 

This new program covers everything from the first flight to instrument rating, commercial single and multi-engine certification. Then CFI and CFImeritizeI ratings complete the program to allow for the first pilot job as a flight instructor. This work pathway from Wayman Aviation Academy is for any qualified graduate of the full program. The Meritize Platform provides financing options for flight training which includes all flights, classes, fees for exams, and check rides. 

For qualified applicants payments may be deferred during training. Upon completion, successful cadets may be hired by Wayman as an FAA certified flight instructor. They gain valuable experience and flight hours as an instructor until reaching 1,500 hours; Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) minimums. Then the student can select to potentially interview with upto six Wayman Airline pathway partners including Sky West and Republic Airways, which fly for American Airlines, United, and Delta. 

Wayman Eddy Luy Vice President of the Academy says; “Financing is critical to help Pilots reach the airlines and to help us reach our mission,  – Changing Lives Through Aviation.”

Flight Training Timeline

Boeing’s recent 2020-2039 market outlook states a need for 763,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. After the initial furlough due to the pandemic, the regional airlines have led the recovery. The long-term demand for pilots to replace retiring crews has not lessened, but accelerated due to early retirements.

Students will be able to fly from the Hollywood North Perry Airport KHWO facility for this accelerated full-time Part 141 training program. Wayman recently opened a new $3,000,000 training center at the field with classrooms, dispatch, library, and testing facilities. This doubles the space available of their 12,000 sqft hangar, Part 145 Repair station, and sim center.


About the Meritize Platform

The Meritize Platform offers unique, merit-based financing options to bridge the divide between individual aspiration and today’s most in-demand jobs. The Meritize Platform considers an individual’s academic or military record to identify employer-backed training—and works directly with employers to build talent development solutions that close skills gaps with better qualified workers. For more information visit www.meritize.com


About Wayman Aviation

Wayman Aviation Academy ( http://Wayman.EDU ) is the largest and longest running Ab Initio flight school in South Florida. They are celebrating 33 years of launching pilots into the skies above Miami. The school focuses on initial training through commercial flight training in preparation for airline careers. They have 6 airline partners including SkyWest and Republic Airways which fly for American Airlines, United, and Delta. Wayman is approved for international students’ visas. It operates a fleet of 40+ aircraft across 2 bases at Hollywood North Perry Airport (KHWO) and Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (KOPF.) Wayman Aviation partners with Miami-Dade College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Liberty University for degree programs. Learn more about Wayman Aviation Academy at Wayman.edu or on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook @WaymanAviation


*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.