My friend's in South Korea, and he would like to get training in the USA soon. He currently has a PPL in Korea and it is still valid.
I'm sure that he can start an IFR course in the USA and another country's PPL could be converted to an FAA PPL license.
I'm wondering if he can get flight training or just time-building with a non-converted license, i.e. just his Korean PPL?
Can he fly just with a CFI just as dual time? I'm sure that he cannot log PIC time if he doesn't have an FAA PPL. However, he would like to be familiar with USA PPL flying first before starting the IFR training.
He will apply to the TSA first for time-building, but I'm not sure which category should be approved. There are category 3 (instrument rating) and category 1 or 2 (training event). Which one should he do?