Tangle of security red tape can discourage foreign pilots from seeking training in U.S.
The complex process of obtaining a security clearance to access flight training in the U.S. often serves only as a “stay-home” incentive for foreign pilots—resulting in the loss of opportunities for both candidate and trainer. But the good news is that flight schools continue to seek ways to simplify this procedure. “The process, in part managed by the Transportation Security Administration [TSA], and in part by the State Dept., has actually discouraged—not encouraged—foreign pilots to ...
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