School Highlights

Phoenix East Aviation was founded in 1972 and we were proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary this past year. Over the last five decades PEA has grown from one location, a few students, and a plane; to a global leader in flight training with three different locations, 500+ current students, and a fleet of 70 training aircraft. We pride ourselves in being  Professional Pilot training facility that holds prestigious privileges such as the F1 student visa, Self examining authority, is Nationally Accredited, and has multiple partnerships with exceptional educational institutions.

PEA has trained thousands of professional pilots and gained recognition worldwide. Our main campus is based out of Daytona Beach International Airport. In addition, we offer accelerated training at our brand new second training facility in the greater Daytona Beach area 25 miles north, in Flagler Beach.

Choosing a flight school is not an easy decision and your choice can have lasting effects on your future career. Not all flight schools are created equal and we encourage you to research your different options. Last year PEA had over 90 students who started their training at a different flight school and then transferred to PEA after they realized their first choice was not the best option for accomplishing their goals or the school was unable to meet student expectations.

Making the decision to become a pilot is an exciting move. Our admissions experts are here to help guide you each step of the way. From accommodation and transportation, to obtaining your visa to financial advice, we believe that we are the friendliest and most helpful academy around.

If you need any more help or advice, please just pick up the phone or drop us an email. Want to see the inside scoop? Check us out on all major social media platforms to see students just like you!

Courses Offered

Standard and Accelerated Program options:

Private and Professional Program I or III – Private, Instrument, (SE/ME) Commercial, (SE/ ME) Commercial add on, Instructor ratings (F1 Visa)

Basic With Multi Engine Program – Private, Instrument, (SE/ME) Commercial, (SE/ME)
Commercial Add on (M1 Visa)

Part 141 & Part 61:

  • Private Pilot License
  • Instrument Rating
  • Single Engine Commercial Pilot License
  • Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot License
  • SE or ME add on
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
  • Multi-Engine Instructor


  • Dispatcher Program
  • Upset Recovery Training (Tailwheel)
  • Rotor Transition Course

Aircraft & Simulator


  • Cessna 172S NAVII G1000 avionics
  • Diamond DA-42NG G1000 avionics (TAS and XM Weather)
  • Piper Seneca with G500 TXi avionics
  • American Champion Super Decathlon 8KCAB


  • FMX Redbird Full MotionFull motion simulation adds realism. Pilots learn primary flight skills in a device that provides accurate feedback, making it an easier transition into a real aircraft because
    they know what it “feels like” to fly.
  • TD2 Tabletop Simulator
    A tabletop Basic Aviation training device is intended to provide a training platform for
    “the procedural aspects of flight relating to an integrated ground and flight instrument
    training curriculum.”


Approvals & Partnerships


  • ACCET Accredited Flight School
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Self-Examining Authority
  • 50- Hour shortened Commercial rating
  • FAA approved Aviation Safety Action Plan (ASAP)
  • VA Approval
  • Financing option


  • United Airlines AVIATE
  • Republic Airways
  • South Sweden Flight Academy (EASA Programs)
  • Broward College
  • Purdue University Global
  • UCF Global
  • Liberty University
  • And more!

Entry Requirements

In order to confirm your admission at PEA, we will need to check your documents and make
sure that you meet all the requirements to become a student pilot at our school.
Please see below the list of documents that we will need from you:

If you are:

A U.S. Student or Permanent resident

  • A completed application (A blank application is attached to this email)
  • A copy of your Birth Certificate or Passport
  • A copy of your Driver's License
  • A copy of your high school diploma or latest degree / transcripts
  • Payment of the $50 Registration Fee.
    This Fee can be paid by credit card, bank wire, cash or check. (A credit card authorization form
    and our bank account information are attached depending on how you wish to proceed)

An International student

It is extremely important that you take the time to make sure all of your documents are accurate. In order to process your I-20 Form (the form you need in order to apply for your student visa), we will need to receive the following documents:

  • A completed application (A blank application is attached to this email)
  • A copy of your passport (Your passport should be valid and its expiration date should be
    greater than 1 year from your required training start date at PEA)
  • A copy of your high school diploma or latest degree
  • A proof of funds from your bank showing you have the funds to pay for the total cost of your
    training and living expenses.
  • If someone is sponsoring you, we will need to receive:
    • A letter of sponsorship (A letter template is attached to this email)
    • A copy of your sponsor’s passport
    • A proof of funds statement from your sponsor’s bank (not older than 60 days)

Once all of your documents are received, your admission is confirmed and your registration /
visa processing fees payment is received, our Immigration department will issue and mail your I-20 Form and a guide on how to apply for your student visa and set up your Embassy

The visa process can sometimes take 2-3 months, so plan your start date accordingly.
You will have a dedicated contact person here at PEA and will guide you step by step through
the process. If you have any questions and need clarifications on the admission / visa process,
please let PEA know.

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