FAA office (FSDO) REVIEW – (Step 3)
Once this is completed we will schedule an interview with the local FAA office (FSDO) or an FAA designated examiner (DPE). During the short interview, the FAA inspector or DPE will have the opportunity to meet you, review your information and verify that you speak, read and understand English. If everything is complete and accurate the temporary FAA certificate will be processed. A practical test is not required.
For the interview you must provide the following:
Completed a FAA Form 8710 (your instructor is going to do that electronically thru IACRA, an FAA online platform), FAA DPE fee (typically US$150.00, cash only), logbook, passport, all pilot and medical certificates mentioned above.
Temporary Pilot Certificate
Once in possession of your newly issued temporary pilot certificate ground school and flight time necessary to proficiency to obtain a flight review endorsement (US$61.56) can start. This training will be tailored to your individual needs and aircraft check out requirements.
Notes about your FAA certificate:
Your FAA certificate is strictly based on your foreign pilot license. This means that you are required to carry both documents with you when you fly. The foreign license must be valid and current at all times.
You will be required to register with the TSA to receive additional flight training like an instrument or multi-engine rating to your FAA certificate.