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The Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals subpart applies to flight schools that provide instruction under 49 U.S.C. Subtitle VII, Part A, in the operation of aircraft or aircraft simulators, and individuals who apply to obtain such instruction or who receive such instruction.

The Flight Training section describes the procedures a flight school must follow before providing flight training.

The Security awareness training program subpart applies to flight schools that provide instruction under 49 U.S.C. Subtitle VII, Part A, in the operation of aircraft or aircraft simulators, and to employees of such flight schools.

Read the whole thing on the National Archives website.

Flight instructors must determine if a student is a U.S. citizen or foreign national before they provide flight training.

If the student is a foreign national, they must be referred to the FSDO. Flight instructors must submit background information and receive a TSA clearance before providing flight training to foreign students.

Flight instructors must:

  • Maintain documentation of all students who are U.S. citizens (for five years).
  • Write an endorsement in both the student's and instructor's logbook that the student has presented documentation proving citizenship in accordance with 1552.3(h).

The TSA does not consider flight reviews, IPCs, or aircraft checkouts to be "recurrent training." Flight instructors are not required to verify citizenship for these operations.

Flight school employees and independent contractors must complete Security Awareness Training within 60 days of being hired. (If they were employed by the school on Jan. 18, 2005, the training must have been completed by that day.)

Recurrent Security Awareness Training must be completed every 12 months.

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Oral Exam Questions

  1. Can you provide flight instruction to a student without knowing their citizenship?
  2. If a student tells you that they are not a U.S. citizen, what must you do before providing flight training?
  3. What student citizenship documentation must you maintain in your records?
  4. What endorsements are required prior to providing flight instruction?
  5. Do you need to determine a pilot's citizenship to conduct a flight review, IPC, or checkout?
  6. When are you required to complete Security Awareness Training?
  7. How often are you required to complete recurrent Security Awareness Training?

Robert Wederquist   CP-ASEL - AGI - IGI
Commercial Pilot • Instrument Pilot
Advanced Ground Instructor • Instrument Ground Instructor

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