SIPLAP, the LATAM Peruvian Pilot’s Union, has created a scholarship opportunity for students in Peru to attend Wayman Aviation Academy in Florida. LATAM’s numbers are growing and the organization, in partnership with Wayman Aviation Academy, finds that flight training in the U.S. is a fast, economic, and viable option for aspiring aviators to join the airline.

SIPLAP will have $3,000 worth of scholarships to offer student candidates. This will help cover enrollment fees associated with student visas. Students will have to receive a letter of recommendation from a SIPLAP member and be selected by the board. This scholarship will renew every year.

As an international carrier, it is important to LATAM that all pilot-applicants speak excellent English. Training in the U.S. guarantees this along with the varied experience of flying in Florida. The FAA pilot certificate is the one of the most widely recognized pilot credentials. It can be converted to the Peruvian commercial pilot certificate with ease.

Wayman Aviation Academy has trained many LATAM captains over the last 35 years. Wayman Alumni serve in the cockpit, the training department and throughout the airline.