Gienne Van Engelen

Semi-International Flight Student

Recent Posts

Almost at the Regionals: the Flight Instructor Route

Gienne Van Engelen | Nov 15, 2017 | Aviation

Even Though it seems far away, flying a jet is closer than you think. Time literally flies. This is what Andres, Merrick and Sheik, all s at our school, whom we are very sad but also very proud to see go on to the regionals & other airlines, have to say about their time being an flight instructor.

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How Flight Simulator is Changing Pilot Training

The Benefits of the new Wayman Aviation Redbird Program

At Wayman Aviation we have 2 Redbird simulators and a Frasca G1000 Mentor which are constantly on with students in training. It is used to go through maneuvers for their private pilot certificate, learning procedures for instrument training, getting familiar with the G1000 or multi-engine flows. Our Redbirds do it all. When we heard that Redbird was going to be making a big announcement at their annual Redbird Migration conference we knew we had to go to see how we could implement the new software and training methods for our current and future students. Because that’s what we are all about; changing lives through aviation. And getting you to your aviation goals fast, efficiently and effectively. Our chief Instructor Frank went to the conference, this is what he has to say about it;

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Wayman Aviation's Best of Instagram

Gienne Van Engelen | Nov 06, 2017 | Aviation, Airline


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Our Story: Origins of Wayman Aviation

Gienne Van Engelen | Oct 18, 2017 | Aviation

Wayman Aviation academy has been around for a very long time. But where do we come from? Throughout the last 30 years we’ve touched many lives through our mission; changing lives through aviation. No story exemplifies this mission better than that of Mr Wayman himself. It all started more than 30 years ago on a dirt road, somewhere in Peru with a young man who wanted to go to college.

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The Power to Start Flying

Going after the things you want

Did you ever wanted to become a pilot? But the time wasn’t right, there wasn’t enough funding, or you couldn’t find the right school. Now you have decided to start flying. That’s great, you just took the first step in realizing one of your dreams. Because, one of the hardest things to do is to just ‘start’. It sounds really simple, but it has major effects. Every great adventure starts with the first step.

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Wayman Aviation's Best of Instagram

In this monthly Instagram blog we look back on 3 great pictures, the best story and give recognition to the photo of the month with our Instagrammy! Let’s take a look back on  last month now, shall we.

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What Do Instructors Like to See in Students?

Tips & tricks every student pilot should know about

Before I started my flight training I didn’t have a clue what to expect. Let alone know how I was going to learn to fly with my instructor. I thought it would be a great idea to interview some instructors here at Wayman so I took some of my time to sit down with Jenny, Merrick and Daria. We sat down in one of our classrooms at North Perry. All three of them just returned from a flight with their students and definitely know the ins-&-outs of instructing. Read these tips, learn these tricks, apply and thrive in your flight training.

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Flying Away from IRMA


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How to get a 100% on your Pilot written exam

Gienne Van Engelen | Sep 06, 2017 | student tips

Brian is 18 years old and started his flight training at Wayman Aviation. He is currently finishing off his Private Pilot license and is enjoying his time here at the school. He is one of the few’who got a 100% on his PPL written exam. This author got an 88% for my PPL and really studied a lot for it. So how did Brian succeed in getting a 100%? Does he have tips & tricks? Or is he the son of an aviation god and he was born like this? I took the time to interview him to find out for you.

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Getting it Done: Succesfully Completing your Flight Training

The tools you need to be successful

We all know flight training is  a big commitment and investment. Naturally you want to knock everything out ASAP (As Soon As Possible)  to avoid getting a delay in your training, because any delay will ultimately cost you more money in housing etc. It is possible to get all your ratings in 7 to 10 months - which is really fast, trust me. The record at our school is in 5 1/2 months.Now, that’s just crazy, I know. In this article ’ll talk about getting all your ratings done in a fast, efficient and effective way. Maybe the one to break the 5 ½ month record at our school will be you..

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