Cloud Dancer Aviation

Deland, Florida


Since the beginning of time, man has stood on the ground watching the birds in the air, dreaming to join them. Thanks to today’s flight training schools and technology we can do just that. Whether we choose a wide-bodied Boeing 777 with the airlines, a Cessna 172, or soaring through the skies in a glider, man has finally loosed the bonds of the earth and taken to the sky. Because of this long-standing dream and desire of man, Aviation has become one of the most personally rewarding and satisfying careers a person can choose.

To meet the needs of a growing and demanding aviation industry, CDA’s flight school, The Professional Pilot Training Academy, is dedicated to providing the highest quality and most complete flight training for pilots and flight crews as possible. All of our training and time building programs are designed around the individual student, their needs and desires. So whether your goal is to be a Private Pilot or an Airline Captain, CDA is prepared to help you become the best, safest, and most complete Pilot you can be.

With nearly 350 days a year of great flying weather, its no wonder that Florida is one of the largest and best flight training areas in the United States and the world. Over the last 21 years, CDA has hosted students from all over the United States as well as International students from Canada, South and Central America, The United Kingdom, Eastern and Western Europe, The Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, and almost any other country you can think of.

The Florida weather, holiday type destinations, relaxed atmosphere, combined with the very best aviation education available, makes CDA the best choice in flight schools you will ever find.

Aviation Training Facilities


Flight School - Fixed WingHour Building Programs

Programs & Courses

Private Pilot LicenseCommercial Pilot LicenseAirline Transport PilotFlight Instructor (CFI / FI)Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII / IRI)Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine (MEI)Instrument Rating (IR)Multi-Engine Rating
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DeLand Municipal Airport
Deland, FL 32724
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+1 (386) 238-7270

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Cloud Dancer Aviation is rated 4.1 based on 16 reviews

03 Dec 2019

This school is amazing. The teaching is impeccable. Great quality in everthing. Melissa Davis

12 Feb 2018

I had a great experience here in the school. I have many friends who have flown on CDA and are now flying in airlines around the world . I was referred by airline pilots, because of the professionalism. They have a very good maintenance hangar. The school is run by the family. The owner of the school is very accessible and very cordial. We got a new G1000 airplane !! I would definitely recommend fly here!! Markus

07 Feb 2018

Best school in florida! Students feel very welcomed by the owners and the teachers in a family environment. The school has its own hangar and a great maintenance and the prices are the best. Massa

06 Feb 2018

This is an amazing flight school.wonderful staff.Did my commercial single engine and CFI initial .everything was on budget .Truly better than any flight school I have been too. Keep up the good work Bliika

01 Feb 2018

One of the most great experience in my whole life! When I decided to go to CDA, I knew from the beginning that I had done the better choice. At CDA I was always treated as a person and not as a number. Susan Alber is always there to help and give all the needed support. The Instructors are well trained and nothing better than fly in Florida (good Weather). If you want a good school and nice environment where you feel like a family member, go to CDA!!!! Nathan Lins

09 Dec 2017

Great school, for flight training. Very friendly staff, also have their own hangar maintenance so flight training is not hampered. I went from Student pilot to Commercial pilot in under a year. Overall a great experience.Also, many friends have done instructor´s training here and have been earning well as they´re being hired by the airlines. Nick Parrish

10 Aug 2017

really good school I´m very glad I went there for my CPL Nathan

10 Aug 2017

Great school, for flight training along with good flight instructors. Very friendly staff, also have their own hangar maintenance so flight training is not hampered. I went from Student pilot to Commercial pilot in under a year. Overall a great experience. Also, many friends have done instructor´s training here and have been earning well as they´re being selected. Chaitanya Patil

08 Aug 2017

Just finished instrument great place to fly great instruction Lucca

31 Jul 2017

Good place to learn to fly, the instructors are great the staff is very helpful best prices in Florida Lee

31 Jul 2017

Great school just passed my PPL in less then 3 months, Instrument here I come Denilo

19 Feb 2017

Worst school for flying.. greedy management. they cheat alot. they took 35k$ for my private. Midhun CM

07 Feb 2017

I left another flight school in Daytona beach because I was constantly getting instructors change due to instructors leaving and since I wasn´t getting anywhere I decided to look for another flight school. I transferred to cloud dancer aviation in Deland and my progress was very quick, instructors were great, and I had more one on and on tuition. It´s a smaller school and the staff seem to really care for their students. I got my private, instrument rating and commercial license at cloud dancer aviation. I often recommend this school to my friends who now want to be a pilot. Cloud dancer might not have big flashy advertisements as the other schools, or so much glamour but sometimes the little guys are better. With the previous flight school there were so many students that I just got forgotten and nobody took me seriously when I had a problem. Because of my share determine and cloud dancer´s wonderful experienced instructors I am now a proud commercial pilot. CiilinR

12 Sep 2016

Im having a bad experience with this school.first of all if someone is asking which school are u studying we will say Cloud dancer then they will laugh and ask Tom

03 Sep 2016

Very bad .. Money minded .. Many students have suffered from this school .. Not a good school to train with Richu

09 Mar 2016

I do not recommend this flight school to anyone who wants to initiate flight training here. During the period that I studied at this flight school I saw a lot of students leave. This was because Students Always are facing financial problems with the management and the refund is an issue if you want to change to another school. Apart from that I think that the owner of the school is very offensive. I had good friend who left this school and who was being called all kings of names and accusing my friend of giving the school a bad name.I am not making this stuff up and I know that from several sources in Deland that CDA Always had a poor reputation. It´s absolutely a fallacy to think that you will finish your entire education with only paying 36000 dollars. robert