Jerry Trimble Helicopters welcomes international students to come train with us!
As a Part 61 flight school, we are unable to issue student visas. Because of this, you may need to attend an FAA accredited Part 141 flight school in order to obtain your student visa and initial pilot rating. Once you have become a rated pilot you are free to continue your flight training with Jerry Trimble Helicopters in our Part 61 program which offers flight training tailored to your individual needs.
If you are a Foreign Pilot wanting to come to the US, below are the steps you will need to take in order to fly with us.
You will first need to log on to the TSA website ( www.flightschoolcandidates.gov ) and go to “Create New Candidate Account” in the top right-hand corner of the page.
Once you have registered, you will receive an email from TSA with your username and password. Now you can login and begin to fill in the required TSA information. The TSA website has clear instructions on how to submit the necessary paperwork. Here are some of the fields you will need to answer:
1. State: Oregon
2. Provider Name: Jerry Trimble Helicopters
3. Course ID number: 101 (for private) 201 (for commercial) 301 (for instrument) 401 (for ATP)
4. Course Name: Private, Commercial, Instrument or ATP
5. Course description: Private, Commercial, Instrument or ATP
6. Aircraft Type: Robinson R-22 or Robinson R-44
7. Start date – End date: Put the dates you anticipate being at JTH
8. Request Category Under 12500 Lbs CAT III.
The TSA will then send an email verifying the information, along with fingerprint instructions. Keep the fingerprint instructions and bring a copy of them when you come to JTH.
When you arrive at JTH, we will schedule an appointment for you to get fingerprinted. Once the final clearance comes through, you will be able to begin your training. This typically takes 4-5 days.
Foreign License Validation Instructions
Letter of Verification
Go to http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/foreign_license_verification/ for general instructions and to fill out a foreign license verification form.
In addition to the procedures stated under Verification of Authenticity of Foreign license, Rating and Medical Certification above, airmen from the United Kingdom, Australia or Malaysia must contact their respective CAA to complete additional forms that are required PRIOR to providing the requested information to the Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760.
Send the following documents to the FAA:
Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License (PDF) On this form, you will be required to identify the FSDO at which you intend to apply for the U.S. cert. (PDX-FSDO NM-09). If you want the Letter emailed, put your email address in block 4a. Or, you can put the address of JTH in this block: 4050 SE Nimbus Loop, McMinnville, Oregon 97128. This makes the process much faster.
These can be sent three ways:
Federal Aviation Administration Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760P.O. Box 25082Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082
BY FAX (MUCH FASTER)
Please email the signed application and documents to email@example.com
NOTE: We currently do not accept digital signatures. We require that the application be signed in ink prior to scanning and transmission
NOTE: If your application and documentation for foreign verification is received with missing and/or illegible information, you will be notified and required to resend your application and all required documentation by mail. Once the FAA gets the information (foreign license, medical and verification form), they will contact the CAA to confirm the student ’s foreign license. You will get the letter of authenticity (45-60 days later). You will need to let Alison know and we can make an appointment with the FSDO here where they will issue the US Private based on your Foreign License. When you arrive at JTH, we will take you to meet with the FAA. Be sure and bring your Letter of Verification with you.