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Aliens and Non-U.S. Citizens Seeking Flight Training

AOPA has compiled easy to understand information concerning TSA’s Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP).  Below you will find information on applicability,  step by step guidance on submitting a request for flight training, and answers to frequently asked questions Information on this page applies to non-U.S. citizens who wish to conduct flight training in an aircraft weighing less than 12,500 (typically under a Category 3 training request).

For more information, contact AOPA’s Pilot Information Center at 1-800-USA-AOPA.  Any questions about the AFSP may also be directed to the AFSP Help Desk at (571) 227-1004 or [email protected].Please review TSA’s Help Desk guidelines before contacting the Help Desk.