Foreign Pilot Training

Air Training Support can train foreign pilots in the BE-1900D in:

  • Initial training programs
  • Refresher training programs
  • Recurrent training programs

The pilot requesting a training course must apply for approval from the TSA following their guidelines.  If you require any assistance in applying for approval, filing out the application, or if you have any questions, please contact Air Training Support. Once you open an account with the TSA you will be able to access it as necessary to complete the process.

When filling out the application it is very important to submit all information exactly as it appears on your passport and licenses, and submit copies of all required documents necessary.  Fingerprints may also be required.  The process is explained in further detail on the TSA website.

NO TRAINING WILL TAKE PLACE WITHOUT FINAL APPROVAL!

 

Foreign Pilot Training Application Process

Please review all the information below in detail – attention to details and accuracy are very important.  Omissions or mistakes will result in major delays in your processing and could result in denial!

 

Overview

The following is just an overview of the process you need to go through in order to apply for training authorization with the TSA.  For detailed instructions please follow the link listed above to view the printable, detailed instructions page.

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Step 1

Choose Your Program

  • After reviewing the programs listed on our website, decide which training program you would like and check that you meet the requirements listed.
  • Then contact A.T.S., Inc.
  • We will review your request and, if needed, obtain additional information.
  • We will then direct you to our detailed instructions page for foreign pilot training.  Please print this out and follow the guide.

Step 2

Apply for Approval with the TSA

The pilot requesting a training course must apply for approval from the TSA following their guidelines.
Log on to the AFSP candidate website www.flightschoolcandidates.gov to complete your application including the information below.

  1. Use the following Course ID – #4670
  2. Remember to put “Air Training Support” in all blocks as the flight-training provider.
  3. STUDENT ID# -You will be asked for a Student ID#.  You may use numbers of your choice.  This will become your password.
  4. While filling out the TSA form, you will be asked what category of training you are requesting.  Please review the types listed below in the next section to determine what to choose.

Step 3

TSA May Require Fingerprinting

FINGERPRINTING: TSA WILL ADVISE WHEN YOU CAN DO FINGERPRINTS!

  • ANY FINGERPRINTS DONE PRIOR TO TSA INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE DECLARED INVAILD.
  • TO CHECK YOUR FINGERPRINTING STATUS PLEASE CALL 703-797-2550.

 

TSA Training Types

The student must determine what category of training they are requesting.  The following is an explanation of the different categories as defined by the TSA.  Each of these categories requires the student to open an account on the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) website from the Department of Homeland Security.

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  • Category 1
  • Category 2
  • Category 3
  • Category 4

For Candidates pursuing training in an aircraft with a maximum certified takeoff weight (MTOW) of over 12,500 lbs. who do not qualify for Category 2; Category 1 is generally for pilots who do not have a type rating for ANY aircraft with MTOW over 12,500 lbs. and have never filled out a training request with the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP).

Candidates pursuing training in aircraft with a maximum certified takeoff weight (MTOW) of over 12,500 lbs. must choose one of the following subcategories:

  1. 1. Candidate holds an airman’s certificate from a foreign country (or the U.S.) recognized by the FAA or a U.S. military agency.
    • This sub category is for Candidates who have either an FAA or foreign airman’s certificate that is recognized by the FAA with a type rating for an aircraft with MTOW over 12,500 lbs.
  2.  2. Candidate is employed by a foreign air carrier with a security program approved under the CFR.
    • This sub category is for Candidates who work for a foreign airline that is considered a Security Approved Foreign Air Carrier by the TSA. Candidate must list accurate contact information for their employer, as we will need to contact them to verify employment.
  3.  3. Candidate has unescorted access to a secure airport area under the CFR.
    • This sub category is for Candidates who are on the Master Crew List.
  4.  4. Candidate is a flight crew member with a criminal history check under the CFR.
    • This sub category is for Candidates who have submitted fingerprints for any TSA program. This includes Candidates who have submitted fingerprints to AFSP in the past.

For Candidates pursuing training in aircraft with a maximum certified takeoff weight (MTOW) of 12,500 lbs. or less. Candidates are only required to obtain AFSP approval for the following training events:

  1. 1. Initial airman’s certificate, including a private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate.
    • If a private and/or commercial license is the candidate’s initial FAA license, it is considered an initial airman’s certificate and is not exempt.
  2. 2. Instrument Rating (IR)
  3. 3. Multi-Engine Rating (MEL)

Each of these training events requires a separate training request. All other training events on aircraft with MTOW of 12,500 lbs. or less are exempt from AFSP regulations, including Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI.) These events are exempt only if the candidate holds an FAA stand-alone pilot certificate.

Candidates pursuing RECURRENT training in aircraft with a maximum certified takeoff weight (MTOW) of over 12,500 lbs. These training requests are submitted by the flight training providers — Candidates need to ‘Select Providers for Recurrent Training.’

 

To contact us today about our services please call (303)-886-2901. We look forward to serving you!

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