With Guidance it’s easy!
At Guidance Aviation we are here to guide you through the process of International Enrollment. We will support you and walk you through the entire process, step by step. Let’s work together.
Submit the Guidance Aviation application along with the non-refundable $200 application fee. Once enrolled you are able to use this towards your flight training.
A copy of your passport.
This is required and may be in the form of a notarized copy of a bank statement (denoted in USD) or a notarized affidavit of support.
This should be in the form of a transcript from the highest level of education you have achieved. Credentials for all international students are to be translated to English and certified to be at least equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Documents can be certified through Educational Perspectives or a similar service.
All students must be able to obtain an FAA 3rd Class Medical Certificate. You are not required to obtain one before you come to the U.S., but we highly encourage you to do so if you have any existing health concerns to ensure your eligibility to perform as a pilot.
Once you have met the above criteria, submit the following documents to our Student Services Representatives at firstname.lastname@example.org
All foreign plots, resident aliens, and tourist seeking flight training are subject to receiving approval by the Department of Homeland Security before starting.
Any person who is not a citizen or national of the United States is considered an alien. This also includes resident aliens (green-card holders) and visa holders in the U.S. Aliens are required to seek and obtain permission to receive flight training through a process of citizenship and background verification by the TSA. The Alien Flight Student Program of AFSP is mostly web-based and is usually completed in 14 days or less.
Once all of your enrollment paperwork has been submitted and all application eligibilities are met, you will receive an I-20 form which you will bring with you to your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for your student visa.
After you have secured a student visa and have made all the proper preparations, make the necessary travel arrangements.
Inform Guidance Aviation staff of your arrival flight information, so that we can make arrangements to pick you up from the airport.
Don’t worry about making commute arrangements, we will be there when you land to take you to your new home.
After all the prior steps have been properly completed, you will be assigned a flight instructor and can get started on your flight training to become a professional helicopter pilot!
Please, get in touch with us when you’re ready to get started. We’re here to help you through every step.
For firsthand experience from an actual student, check out this interview with a student who came to Guidance from South Africa.