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English Language requirement

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Please explain how to determine if a potential student speaks the English language sufficiently for a Private Pilot Certificate.

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Aug 06, 2013

    Go to web site fsmis.faa.gov

    In the search box, enter English Proficiency.

    This will lead you to Notice 8900.204 which discusses the subject.
    It will refer you to Advisory Circular 60-28. In Appendix 1, the criteria for English Proficiency are listed.

    These correspond to ICAO English Proficiency standards for Level 4, which is the minimum acceptable level out of 6 levels. ICAO level 4 and 5 require recurrent checking. Level 6 does not.

    An “English Proficient” statement on the FAA certificate contains no requirement for periodic testing.

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Aug 06, 2013

    Correction: Web site is fsims.faa.gov

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