Below are the common FAQs for our incoming international airline pilots, with at least 1500 of flight time, wanting to obtain an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide or refer financial institutions to international students. Financial arrangements must be made in the student’s home country prior to the start of the program.
You must send documents and request a Letter of Verification from the Miramar, FL Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). The FAA will confirm that you have a valid pilot certificate in another country. This process, which takes up to 90 days, is required according to FAA regulations, section 61.153 “Requirements for candidates for a license for ATP FAA” .
It clearly states that a candidate for an FAA ATP must:
(c) Hold either a foreign airline transport pilot certificate or foreign commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating which:
(i) Was issued by a contracting State to the Convention on International Civil Aviation; and
(ii) Contains no geographical limitations.
The service is free, there are no state taxes.
The TSA has transitioned to a new website and address: https://www.fts.tsa.dhs.gov/. Please note that some countries may block access to US government portals, so using a VPN is recommended.
Total: Approximately $10-12K including checkride. Accommodation, food, and transportation is not included. Plan on staying for at least two weeks.
2.ATP Multiengine Airplane+ Type Rating
Approximate Total: $17,000
3. ATP only (If already Type Rated)
Approximate Total: $14,000