Gienne Van Engelen

Semi-International Flight Student

Recent Posts

Our Waypoints: Innovation

Gienne Van Engelen | Jan 10, 2018 | Aviation, Airline

Innovation has a different context for different people but for us it means; “Constantly improving and refining towards perfection.”

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Never a Failure, Always a Lesson

What If You Don't Pass Your Checkride?

The golden seal, every aspiring airline pilots wants to have it, just like me. Never a ‘failed’ checkride, smooth flying all the way to your commercial license, and hopefully there after. I almost achieved this; the ‘golden seal’ of pilot training, until I didn’t pass the oral for my commercial license. In this blog I’ll talk about how to cope with not passing your checkride, because for us pilots if something like that happens, it hurts. We’ll digest what went wrong so it doesn’t have to happen to you. Even Though my examiner said “I also failed my commercial checkride the first time, it still haunts me to this day.” Well, thanks Mr. Examiner. I feel great now!

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From Flight Instructor to Flying Jets

Gienne Van Engelen | Dec 20, 2017 | Aviation

Recently one of our former flight instructors came back to the Academy for a visit. This was a great opportunity to ask him some questions; what is the training at the regionals like? Is it a big step going from instructing to a regional jet? Read on and find out!

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Learning to Fly with Wayman in 2017

Gienne Van Engelen | Dec 15, 2017 | Aviation

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Pilots: Lets Get Real

Gienne Van Engelen | Dec 06, 2017 | Aviation

How Instagram is there to inspire but sometimes does the opposite

It’s been a while since I wrote something from my point of view. I feel like I have to share my thoughts and findings on this subject. In this blog I’ll talk about a subject that a lot of #aviators suffer from. Actually, not only #aviators but a lot of people. Do you have this constant pressure or weight on your shoulders that you need to get somewhere, or achieve something? Is that a good thing? Is it alright for you to put a lot of pressure on yourself? Especially in an environment like aviation where seniority is everything and you can get there fast by really hustling & grinding? Do you feel like everything looks perfect on #instagram and you want to achieve that too?  Let's look at these questions a bit deeper and how this links with Instagram, aviation and yourself.

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Looking Back at the Aviation Life Event

Gienne Van Engelen | Nov 29, 2017 | Aviation


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Our Waypoints: Energy, Intelligence & Integrity

Gienne Van Engelen | Nov 24, 2017 | Aviation

Do you want to be a flight instructor at our school? Or maybe join the maintenance team? Or our dispatch? That’s great! The first test is if you meet our hiring principles. Our crew and colleagues are very important. These are the people that we rely on for safety, to train a new generation of pilots, and to make sure we all reach our goals. That’s because of our mission; changing lives through aviation. You have to fit our mission, understand it and have Energy, Intelligence & Integrity. Let’s take a look at these three principles, and why they are important to us.

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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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