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    Flight Training Security Program Information (formerly AFSP)

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Mon, Jan 31, 2022



    NOTICE: The TSA has renamed the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) as the Flight Training Security Program (FTSP)

     

    Under the Flight Training Interim Final Rule, persons seeking flight training must undergo a security threat assessment if they are not citizens or nationals of the United States, and if:

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    U.S. Supports Venezuelan Passport Extension

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Mon, Dec 23, 2019



    In June of 2019, the U.S. State Department expressed support of the National Assembly of Venezuela’s decree, extending printed expiration dates on Venezuelan passports for an additional five years. The move comes in the midst of a crisis that has been building for years within Venezuela’s borders and has now expanded into the global arena.

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    China’s Aviation Growth Fuels U.S. Flight Schools

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Fri, Nov 10, 2017



    ~ Updated January 11, 2022

     

    The Aviation Industry in China and Asia Pacific is booming, bringing new opportunities to American flight schools. According to Brookfield Aviation International, the region’s commercial airlines are expected to acquire around 35,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years. This need for additional aircraft is a direct result of a strengthening economy that is generating an ongoing, annual 5.7 percent increase in air travel demand. In fact, it is estimated that by 2036, 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) will belong to Asia Pacific.

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    Flight Training Security Program (formerly AFSP): 4 Common Errors Before Training Starts

    Posted by Clint Braswell on Tue, Mar 05, 2013



    ~ Updated January 11, 2022
     
    The rules and regulations pertaining to the Flight Training Security Program (FTSP), formerly known as the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) can be confusing. Our team supports this program and we often see common problems that occur during the fingerprinting process. Below, I have detailed the four most common errors that cause a foreign flight student's prints to be rejected or delayed.
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    I got a gold star from the TSA inspector who inspected our flight school last year, but that's because my company paid me ground time to research AFSP and make a new AFSP student checklist. Even so, I had one (of 3) AFSP applicants rejected initially due to some of the errors you talk about in the blog. I just wanted to shoot you an email and say thanks for making the effort to clarify the process for all of us. I get the impression that there are a lot of the CFIs out there in the small flight schools who haven't got a clue about the AFSP process. So go ahead and feel good about yourself for helping all us lost boys stay in business and out of the trouble.

    Patrick

    - The CFI