22nd May 2003, 19:16
According to AvWeb's report of a new proposed bill (http://www.avweb.com/newswire/9_21a/leadnews/185022-1.html) which is working its way towards Congress:The bill would also smooth the procedure for U.S. flight schools to accept foreign students who have undergone a security checkDoes anyone know any more about this?
28th May 2003, 05:53
You are not giving a lot of info here...but I believe it is talking about the ATSA ruling which came into effect November 2001 dealing with training in aircraft 12,500 pounds or over. This ruling prevented most foreign nationals to be trained in these aircrafts until reviewed by the Dept. of Justice. Unfortunatly, there was no process put in place until recently which allowed you to complete the process. Now the law has been defined and there is a way to comply with it. For more info you can go http://www.nata-online.org/2GovWatch/Archive/R.20030220.FnlRuleFTTTF.htm
28th May 2003, 16:15
Ok - thanks ifly! Sorry about the lack of information, but that was all the info I had!
I was very confused, because I thought the only thing you needed to train in the US was a Visa - but since I'm only interested in light aircraft at the moment, I wasn't aware of any special requirements over a specific weight.
Seems like you've cleared the query up for me, though. And it sounds like it could be good news :ok: