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Effective April 1, 2011, West Valley Flying Club will no longer be listed as a Flight Training Provider for TSA candidates.  The TSA candidate should select a TSA listed West Valley Flying Club Instructor as the Flight Training Provider.  See below for more detailed instructions on how to proceed with the TSA process.

Questions contact:  Safety Office at or 650-856-2030 ext 52

For aircraft weighing less than 12,500 pounds, these requirements apply only to flight training for a recreational pilot, sport pilot, private pilot, instrument rating, or multiengine rating.


This applies to aliens who are receiving flight training inside or outside the United States for an U.S. airman certificate.

Visa notice: Taking flight training without an appropriate visa could be a violation of your immigration status and could result in your arrest and removal from the United States; therefore, it is important that you have a visa that permits you to take flight training in the United States. If you do not possess the correct visa, or if you have questions pertaining to your visa status or the appropriate visas for flight training, please contact your local Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services at 800/375-5283 or or the State Department Consular Affairs Office for assistance. The AFSP will deny flight training requests from candidates who are present in the United States illegally or who do not have an appropriate visa for flight training. Fees paid for denied applications are not refundable.

  1. Candidate Notifies Flight Instructor. The flight training candidate should provide advanced notice to the flight instructor that he or she intends to start flight training.
  2. Candidate Creates Login. The candidate is required to create a login account at A user ID is provided immediately after submitting the required information, and a password is sent via e-mail. (Time may vary on receiving the password — possibly 24 to 48 hours.)
  3.   Candidate Applies for Training. After receiving his or her password, the candidate will be instructed to change it. The candidate then logs into the TSA student registration page at and continues the application process.
Please go to to get a step-by-step procedure on how to fill out the training request form.