Simply follow the instructions below to apply to the TSA Alien Flight Training program.:
You can still learn to fly in the US if you are a citizen of another country, but you must receive approval first from TSA - Transportation Security Authority. If you want to do an Introductory Flight, you can do that without contacting TSA.
You will need TSA approval for a Private Pilot license, Sport Pilot License, Instrument Rating, or Multi-engine Rating. The process can take as little as a week, but usually no more than 2-3 weeks if you follow up with all of the instructions.
Go to AOPA's Guide to TSA's Alien Flight Training/Citizenship Validation Rule webpage for an explanation of the process.
Here is the information you will need when you fill out the TSA forms:
Provider: Susan Ballew
Course Identification: Number 101 (Private Pilot), or 102 (Instrument Pilot)
Course Name: Private Pilot, Instrument Rating
Aircraft type: Cessna 172 or Cessna 162
Start date: 1-4 weeks after you initiate the application
End date: One year after your start date (you can renew at the end of a year if needed)
Once submitted, I will receive a copy of all emails.
You will have to submit all identifying documentation, pay a fee, and when approved will get instructions for fingerprinting.
And that's it. You are then ready to schedule your flying lessons and begin training.
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