FOREIGN PILOT TRAINING AND RENTAL INFORMATION

Chandler Air Service has had the privilege and opportunity to provide flight training and aircraft rental to pilots from all over the world. We are approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for flight training and the Student Exchange and Visitors Information System (SEVIS) for issuing the Immigration I-20 form for the M-1 student visa for flight training.

We try to be as helpful as we can to make your stay in Arizona the most pleasant and educational. We help you with planning of great trips, places to go and make sure when you are on the ground you will find nice places to visit.

The following information should give you an idea on the services we provide with flight training for pilot certificates, rental of aircraft, and specialty flight training.


 

FLIGHT TRAINING FOR A CERTIFICATE OR RATING

If your wish to receive training for 1. INITIAL PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE, 2. INSTRUMENT RATING OR 3. MULTI ENGINE RATING you must receive approval from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) AND GET AN M-1 student visa. Training for other certificates and ratings do not require TSA approval but still require an M-1 student visa. A very limited number of Visa's can be issued in lieu of an M-1. A Tourist or Visiors visa CANNOT be used for flight training for any certificate or rating.


 

AIRCRAFT RENTAL AND TIME BUILDING

You must have a U.S. pilot certificate in order to rent an aircraft in the U.S. There are two ways to get this certificate.

  1. The license may be a permanent license obtained and issued based on completing the U.S. training requirements and passing the appropriate written and flight tests.
  2. You may also have a U.S. license issued to you based on your foreign license. You must go through a short process to have a U.S. Private license issued using a LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY. Your foreign license and medical must be current at all times while using your U.S. license issued based on that license. There is a different procedure approved for Canadian pilots.
  3. Please see the area Aircraft Rental for more details about renting.
  4. Also see: Expanded General Rental Requirements.

 


 

APPLICATIONS

There are no general applications for admission to our flight school. Upon agreement on the type and time of flight training to start a deposit is required. All other paperwork is completed when you arrive for flight training.


 

ENDORSEMENTS & TRAINING OTHER THAN PILOT CERTIFICATES OR RATINGS

If you wish to receive flight training for endorsements, there is no U.S. license required to receive the training. You only need a license if you wish to fly solo or carry passengers. Examples of this type of training are; Tailwheel, Complex, High Performance, Aerobatics, Spin Training, Night Flying or just any kind of proficiency training appropriate to your foreign license.


 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

Click here to go to the explanation and link to apply for approval.

 

STUDENT EXCHANGE AND VISITOR INFORMATION SYSTEM (SEVIS)

Click here to go the explanation and link to apply for the I-20 application and M-1 Student visa.

 

LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY

Click here to go to the explanation and link to apply for a U.S. license based on your foreign license.


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