TSA Information for Flight Training
Anyone can take one introductory flying lesson no matter their citizenship.
Before their second lesson US citizens have to provide the flight school/instructor a copy of their passport, or US birth certificate & government photo id like a driver’s license.
Before a second lesson non US citizens have to have received approval to start flight training from the TSA. Approval is only required for the following training: Private (incl sport and rec. pilot), Instrument, and Multi-Engine.
TSA application costs $130 and fingerprinting costs about $70.
A few foreign countries have TSA fingerprint offices so you can get approval even before you come to the United States.
This approval is applied for online at a TSA website and usually takes about 10-14 days if everything is done right and in a timely manner.
The student then has 1 year to complete their flight training.
A non-citizen must pick an school or instructor BEFORE they apply with the TSA.
Before you list me Darryl Kalthof as your provider be sure to contact me and make sure I can take on a new client.
I will then send you a detailed file that will give you all the information you need to sign up with me as your provider.