Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955
Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955

International Flight Students


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Alien Flight Training/Citizenship Validation Rule provides clear information for International Students. Their online guide can be found here.


If you are an international Student and you wish to conduct flying training in the USA please read the AOPA guidance.


If you have a Non FAA Pilots Licence then the FAA has guidance on converting your Licence into a FAA Pilot Licence.  The FAA guide can be found here


Foreign Pilot License Conversion is a simple process. There are three primary requirements that you must meet to convert your license:


Be proficient in the English language

Have a green card or a B-1, B-2, F-1, J-1, or M-1 Visa

Hold a third class U.S. medical certificate


Prior to your arrival in the U.S., you can complete the Verification of Authenticity Form to verify the authenticity of your Foreign Pilot License.  After verification, the FAA will send you a letter in your home country informing you that your license has cleared.  Once you have received this verification contact the school.  You will also require the following before we can proceed,  your logbook, foreign pilot license, foreign pilot medical, passport, and your Visa.



The School will then assist you in meeting the remainder of the requirements, these are :


- A third class FAA medical examination

- A flight review endorsement along with an aircraft rental checkout in the plane you will to build your time in


Once these are completed, we will schedule a meeting with the FAA Designated Examiner. At this interview, you must provide the following:


- Completed FAA Form 8710 (We will fill this out for you)

- FAA Designated Examiner Fee

- Two 2 photocopies of your passport, Foreign Pilot License, Foreign Medical Certificate, and your new FAA Medical Certificate

Main Office Address

Curtis Eads Flight School
1200 Gene Bolton Dr.

Hangar #6

Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ)

Suffolk, VA 23434

Phone: (757) 465-1692



Business Hours

24 Hours.

Our office number is a cell.

Please leave a message if necesary.


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