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YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING MAY BE DELAYED
TSA applications should be made at least 30 days prior to your scheduled training event.
OVERVIEW - TSA has issued Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations Part 1552 that prohibits a flight school from providing flight training in an aircraft or aircraft simulator to non US Citizens unless the flight school or the candidate submits certain information to TSA. TSA will then determine that the candidate is not a threat to aviation or national security.
For each Category of Training pilots must create or update their TSA account at:
Under this Rule, there are four categories of candidates:
Category 1 is for pilots who do not have a heavy type rating (over 12,500 lbs.) on their FAA or foreign airman certificate. Initial Type Rating TSA Approval Process
Category 2 is for pilots who do have a heavy type rating (over 12,500 lbs.) on their FAA or foreign airman certificate, but are training in an aircraft they are not currently qualified in. Initial Type Rating TSA Approval Process
Category 3 is for pilots training in any aircraft with a MTOW of 12,500 lbs. or less. (Note: in many cases Category 3 is waived and no TSA application is required. Check with your learning center).
Category 4 is for pilots who are training in aircraft they are already qualified in, for example recurrent training. No fingerprints are required. Recurrent TSA Approval Process
FlightSafety offers a free service to assist you in the creation of your online TSA account. The account can be difficult to create properly and errors could result in a delay in TSA approval. It is strongly recommended that you contact FlightSafety International’s TSA Assist Team to review your online TSA account information.
Hours of Operation 6 A.M. – 6 P.M. USA Eastern Time
ZULU = 10:00 to 22:00Z (March to November) 11:00 to 23:00Z (December to February)
Phone Number to Call: 302.221.4346
Email address TSA.Assist@flightsafety.com
Category 1, 2 and 3 requires a 15 digit course code. FlightSafety has an online course code lookup tool for your convenience.
FlightSafety International recognizes that these requirements place a burden on you, our customer. Please be assured that we appreciate your patience and understanding. We will continue to work closely with all the Federal agencies involved to ensure that your interests are represented and that common sense is considered in the application and interpretation of this law.
Please feel free to contact your FlightSafety marketing representative or the training center involved if you have any questions.
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