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The Transportation Security Administration is responsible for aviation security in the USA, including screening pilots and passengers

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Can I transfer TSA approval between flight schools?

I have finally been approved by the TSA for my current school and it has not been one month. If I decide to change the flight school, can my TSA can be transferred fast without any fee?
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Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals implies training CAN be provided if less than 12500 lbs

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=8f1e373546be51a6a88f9e27aa02d7eb&mc=true&node=se49.9.1552_13 This one implies we can't train until we hear back from the TSA Category 1—Regular ...
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When can a CFI provide endorsement training to non citizens

For example: Complex, High performance, Tailwheel as laid out here: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp&n=14y2.0.1.1.2&r=PART#se14.2.61_131 It is not recurrent, because it doesn't ...
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How long does it take to get approved via AFSP as an alien green card holder with a dedicated CFI?

I'm an alien with green card and I own an Cessna 150. I want start my PPL training with a CFI I know. He just submitted his request to be training provider on http://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov. ...
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How long does the AFSP(TSA) process take from start to finish for category 3 [duplicate]

I paid them the $130 fee a week and a half ago and I'm still waiting for their fingerprinting instructions email. If anyone can share their timeline, that would be helpful. TIA.
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Can an AFSP training request be renewed when the current one has not yet expired?

My Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) training request expires in about two months, so the aviation school I'm learning with asked me to just go ahead and create a new training request so there's no ...
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Are flight schools required to verify citizenship of all students?

Is the requirement to confirm citizenship and provide a logbook endorsement required for those who already hold a pilot certificate? Does another instructor's prior endorsement that confirms ...
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Are all student pilots required to have a TSA background check or just non-US Citizens?

I know that non-US Citizens have to go through approval with the TSA before beginning flight training, however could one avoid that fee by waiting until after getting Citizenship to start flight ...
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How long does AFSP processing take the second time?

If you've already completed the fingerprinting for the TSA's Alien Flight Student Program and been approved to train at one flight school, how long does it take to gain approval to fly at another ...
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Does a previous AFSP approval get invalidated when making a new training request?

If I've already been approved, and started training in one school and then create a training request to switch to another school, does the previous approval expire? In other words, can I be ...
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Is an AFSP registration required for rotorcraft rating?

I hold an FAA private license with ASEL and AMEL class ratings and with an instrument add-on rating. [I'm trying to be precise but, basically, I've an FAA multi/IFR PPL.] I'd like to add a Rotorcraft-...
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Is there any FAR defining an “introductory” or “familiarization” flight?

I have given a number of young people their first inspirational flight. I am a CFI, but I do not issue any endorsement for these flights, and do not charge for my time or the aircraft. Is there any ...
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Does flight training have any impact on my H1B visa?

I'm on an H1B visa, working in the IT industry and I need to know if I take flight training after getting an AFSP clearance from the TSA, does that affect my current visa or IT job?
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Do non-US citizens still have to get an additional TSA check?

I'm familiar with the rules requiring all non-US citizens to acquire TSA clearance, but as of 2016 the rules have been changed and it seems that everybody has their background checked by the TSA as ...
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After the most recent US instructions, are there any prohibitions against transporting spare lithium ion/metal batteries in the cabin?

Per the recent directive from Transportation Security Administration (TSA), except for medical devices, electronic devices which are larger than a cell phone/smart phone cannot be carried in the cabin ...
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Do I need to get a new AFSP approval if I change my instructor or aircraft?

I plan to remain with the same provider though.
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What security regulations apply to US private airstrips?

What kind of security regulations govern the 15,000 private airstrips in the U.S.? Do they fall under TSA jurisdiction? I'm a freelance writer working on a story and wondering how senior Al Qaeda ...
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Is it possible to take checkride past AFSP training request expiration?

My AFSP training request expires next week. Can I do my instrument checkride past that date? Technically checkride is not flight training (all of my training is complete at this point), so it's not ...
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Is it possible to extend an AFSP training request?

My training request expires in a week or so. Is it possible to extend it or do I have to submit a new one if I'm running out of time?
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Do I need to get a new AFSP approval if I change to a new part 61 instructor?

I have an AFSP (TSA) approval to train with a part 61 provider. I want to transfer from them to an individual part 61 CFI. Do I need to go through the AFSP approval process again?
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Is a new type of TSA pre-approval required before commencing flight training?

A friend of mine owns a flight school in the states. A Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) has informed his staff that a new TSA regulation will require all new prospective flight students to meet with a ...
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What type of visa is required to be allowed to earn a PPL in the US?

What are the visa types (H1b, L1b, H4, L2, J1, etc) accepted by TSA to learn flying for recreational purposes? UPDATE 1 I found some further information from National association of flight ...
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Can I fly with an airband receiver in the United States?

I'm flying with American Airlines on a cross-country flight soon and was thinking about bringing along my airband receiver/scanner since it'd be fun to listen to ATC. It looks like I'd be unable to ...
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Can the TSA require supplemental screening AFTER a flight has landed? [closed]

A few days ago, Kahler Nygard reportedly received a boarding pass indicating secondary screening was required, but that pat-down was reportedly never done. So when the plane landed, they took the ...
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What are the differences between hand and hold luggage screening?

I have googled a little about the type of security screening done to hold and hand luggage. From what I have seen the hold luggage is clearly subject to more rigorous screening, including tomography ...
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What are the security measures preventing someone from chartering a 747 and using it to commit a terrorist attack?

While most travelers are well familiar with the security measures imposed by conventional airlines, it is unclear how they apply to private aircraft. Is it possible for a private individual to ...
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What security clearances does a foreign citizen doing a flying course in the United States have to pass?

I remember reading that the security for foreigners doing a flying license in the United States were rigorous (as would be expected). As a European Union citizen, what would I expect to need to do ...