Who we are



About Daytona Aviation Academy

Daytona Aviation Academy (DAA) was founded by pilots for pilots. The founders envisioned a school based on integrity, safety and professionalism. We treat all our students with dignity and respect, because without them, DAA cannot be a  successful aviation training organization.  

Our students range from high school and college students to business owners, college professors, investment bankers and medical doctors.  At DAA we respect our students/customers rights to their privacy.  We continue to be  a dynamic, growing organization, with the emphasis on professional flight training.  We continue to enrol both local and international students, who are quite pleased with their progress and knowledge base while training here.

Our Management and Staff have over 75 years of experience in the aviation industry and include former airline pilots, aerospace engineers, retired military, Civil Air Patrol Officers and university graduates. All of our training is done by FAA Certified Flight & Ground Instructors and our fleet is maintained by FAA Certified Mechanics and Inspectors in accordance with FAA Regulations.

We are authorized by the US Department of Homeland Security (TSA) to provide flight training to non US .

Our main training facilities are located at Daytona Beach International Airport(KDAB), and our flights operate out of KDAB and other local airports.

Daytona Beach is also home to Daytona International Speedway, several universities, and “The World’s Most Famous Beach”. We are about an hour's drive from Orlando's Disney World, Sea World, MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Epcot, Kennedy Space Center, and St Augustine (the oldest city in North America). For more information on Central Florida, check out our Area Guide.