For over 50 years, PEA has been training individuals like you to become professional pilots. Starting at a new school can be overwhelming at times, but our student services are here to make it as easy as possible. We can help you with arranging your FAA medical, suggest various living accommodations, and ensure your official TSA Background check goes smoothly. Additionally, with students from over 70 countries currently attending PEA, we look forward to you making friends with fellow aviators from around the world. All of our students were once new, and you’ll find the PEA community very eager to assist new students in making a smooth transition.


Help you schedule your FAA medical exam appointment with a local AME


We provide and extensive list of accommodations and availability in and around the Daytona Beach area


We get you set up to process your TSA background check so you can take to the skies!

Why Choose the Sunshine State?

Location holds a special significance, and in the case of Daytona Beach, it truly shines. Situated on Florida’s vibrant east coast, Daytona Beach boasts a unique blend of attractions that make it an exceptional destination. It’s not just the miles of pristine white sand, which interestingly once served as a makeshift runway before the establishment of Daytona Airport. This city is also renowned for its rich history in motor racing, epitomized by the world-famous Daytona International Speedway, where adrenaline-pumping races captivate fans year- round.
But Daytona’s appeal goes beyond the racetrack. Just a short drive away, the Kennedy Space Center takes you on a journey through America’s space exploration history, offering an awe-inspiring experience that’s truly out of this world. And if you crave a different kind of thrill, Orlando’s enchanting theme parks, such as Disney World and Universal Studios, are within easy reach, promising endless family fun and magical adventures.
Furthermore, Daytona Beach hosts a vibrant calendar of local festivals, celebrating its culture and community. From the Daytona Beach Bike Week, drawing motorcycle enthusiasts from across the nation, to the Halifax Art Festival, where creativity takes center stage, there’s always something exciting happening. Indeed, Daytona Beach’s location is more than just picturesque; it’s a hub of entertainment, history, and festivities that’s waiting to be explored.