Information for Foreign Students

Aviator's Wing Pilot Center is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

U.S. Flight Students: Must provide proof of citizenship by presenting a valid U.S. passport or a raised-seal U.S. birth certificate and some sort of photo identification (such as a driver's license).

Foreign Flight Students: Are required to register with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) prior to beginning flight training. The prospective student must complete a background check with TSA and receive TSA clearance to begin training.

Aviator's Wing Pilot Center offers flight training for Category 3 as defined by the TSA:

Foreign flight training candidates who seek flight training in the operation of aircraft with a maximum certified takeoff weight of 12,500 pounds or less for the following three training events:
  • Initial airman's certificate
  • Instrument rating
  • Commercial pilot certificate
Each of the three training events requires a separate training request.

What is your next step?

If you are a foreign flight training candidate who qualifies for Category 3, please click the link at the bottom of this section and begin filing in the TSA application.

After you validate and submit your application for flight training, your flight training provider will be notified via email and is required to validate or reject your intent to receive flight training with them. If the flight training provider validates your request, you will receive e-mail notification and must submit payment via the AFSP (Alien Flight Student Program) website.

Once TSA receives confirmation of your payment, you will receive e-mail notification with instructions on how to submit fingerprints.

Candidates in Category 3 may commence training upon payment of the application fee and acknowledgement of receipt of their fingerprints by TSA. You and the provider will be notified once TSA receives the fingerprints and the candidate receives permission to initiate training.

If you are a foreign student, please click the link below to begin your application with TSA. This web site contains the application for Alien Flight Students seeking training at FAA-regulated flight schools.

flightschoolcandidates.gov