CFI Responsibility to TSA Notice Number: NOTC3989

With the recent publicity about individuals being on the “Do Not Fly List” and receiving Flight Instruction, we want to remind CFIs that they have certain responsibilities to fulfill before instructing a non-US citizen. This notice is to remind Flight Instructors of their responsibilities under the Code of Federal Regulations to notify the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) when providing flight instruction to foreign pilots. 

A newsletter, legislation guidelines, frequently asked questions, candidate application guide, and contact information for the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) are available by following this link. 

CFR Title 49, Part 1552, Subpart A, concerns Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals. It can be accessed by following this link:

There is also some really useful information on this topic at the AOPA website at