Miami VFR Chart

Interessting Things on the VFR Sectional Chart

Knowing how to read your chart is an essential part of your pilot training. Here at North Perry Airport and theOpa Locka base there are some interesting things on the chart. Since Miami International Airport is just a few miles away it’s really important for all our students to know what everything on the chart means. There are a lot of articles and blogs about the different types of charts and airspaces. If you want to specifically learn about those please refer to your aviation books or great sites like or In this article we will focus on the Miami area and take a deeper look at the surrounding area. We’ll discuss some things you don’t see a lot on sectional charts and what they are. Let’s have a look.

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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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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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EASA vs FAA: How difficult is it to become a commercial pilot?

Diving deeper into FAA & EASA courses

Yet another blog post by your favorite semi-international student!

Becoming a pilot can be difficult for some people, and a breeze for others. Are you up for the challenge? To really understand this question we have to know that there are a variety of different ways to become a pilot. It all depends of what country you want to fly in and where you are from. I’ll talk about the two most common types of training you can follow: EASA training - which is the European equivalent to FAA training - and the FAA training, which we do here at Wayman Aviation. I’ll even break these down for you so you can make the right decision in following the program that suits you best.

EASA training is easy… said nobody ever

Oh boy, the EASA way gives some people real nightmares. But why, and what is it? And how is the program structured?

The EASA, or European, way of becoming a pilot teaches you everything to go from zero-hours to flying a jet (probably a 737 or an Airbus A319/320) in about 15 to 18 months. It consists of 6 to 8 months of theory where you don’t fly and just study (although, there are schools where you fly and study the theory simultaneously).

The EASA theory consists of 14 different subjects divided in 3 modules ranging from air law to aerodynamics, human factors and even meteorology. After completing all of these subjects and passing 14 tests with at least 75% you have a frozen EASA ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License). Frozen basically means you have to fly 1500 hours in 5 years to earn your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate or your exams will expire and you will have to do all them again.

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Is my English good enough to become a pilot in the USA

Wayman Eduardo | Jun 14, 2017 | student tips
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Must Watch: TV Series for Pilot Students

Wayman Eduardo | May 18, 2016 | student tips

We have all wondered what it's like to be a Pilot. Of course we will only have that certainty when we become one. However, we got curious and started watching some TV Series to actually hear from experienced Pilots about adventures throughout their careers. We have a few recommendations for you to watch and to learn a little bit of what it's like to be a Pilot.

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