An FAA ATP Certificate attached to your Foreign Pilot Certificate does not count, you will need to apply to TSA before we can begin flight training.
The initial application cost to the TSA is $130 dollars and is due once your training request has been authorized as a valid training request by Star Helicopters.
Finger prints are approximately $50 and will be paid at the finger print collection location.
All information regarding the status of your application will be sent to you at the E-mail address you used when you setup your TSA account. Check you E-mail for updates regularly to keep the application process moving along. Do not go and get finger prints collected until you receive notification from the TSA to proceed to finger print collection.
If you have not completed your Flight Training within 1 year of your approval date you must resubmit an application to continue training again and will be required to pay the application fee of $130.
If you have already applied to TSA through another flight school or would like to transfer to Star Helicopters you will be required to submit a new training request to the TSA listing us as the flight school and pay the processing fee again. *NOTE: This is the TSA’s rules and not Star Helicopters.
If you have any questions during the application process please give us a call at 310-355-1959.
*NOTE: If you have created a TSA you must use that same account. If you forgot the password click on the Forgot My Login Information or call the TSA at 571-203-8470.
Step 1. Welcome to Alien Flight Student Program!
Step 2. Personal Information
Step 3. Passport / Identification
Step 4. User ID and E-mail
Step 5. Website Security Questions
Step 6. Digital Signature
Step 7. Review and Submit
Click on [Begin a New Training Application]
Step 1 of 8 – Basic Information – Complete your basic information
Step 2 of 8 – Name Information – Complete your name information – Start date is usually your birthdate and end date is usually the current date.
Step 3 of 8 – Citizen Ship Information – Complete your citizen ship information – Start date is usually your birthdate.
Step 4 of 8 – Passport Information – Complete passport information and you will need to attach a scanned color image of your passport.
Step 5 of 8 – Address Information – Complete your address information for the past 5 years, there must be no gaps in dates to complete this section correctly.
Step 6 of 8 – Employment Information – Complete your current Employment information.
Click on the button labeled [Category 1-3 applications, continue to step 7]
Step 8 of 8 – Select – Category III. Candidate for training on aircraft 12,500 lbs and under.
Click on Review Training Request
Click on Validate and Submit Application – Make sure all check marks are green, if they are red go back and correct the missing information.
You will need to sign on to your TSA account and pay the $130 training request fee.
TSA will send you updates and instructions as the application progresses through their system.
You will be notified when it is time to have your finger prints collected.
The TSA will notify you and Star Helicopters that your application has been approved, once approval is completed. At that point you have 180 days to begin your training.
The first day that you arrive at Star Helicopters for flight training after TSA approval, we will take a photo of you and electronically attach it to your TSA training request. A TSA endorsement to begin flight training will be placed in your logbook. We will also need to see your passport and make a copy to add to your student training file at Star Helicopters.