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Flight instructing In Mexico

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Is it possible to flight instruct in Mexico under a US issued flight certificate?  Does anyone have any experience with this?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Dec 23, 2013

    Let’s see.

    61.3 states no one may serve as a required pilot flight crewmember of a civil aircraft “of the United States” not “in the United States”. If you are flying an N registered airplane you would be okay to act as PIC, unless the country in which you are flying were to prohibit it. I would guess that any country who is a member of ICAO recognizes US pilot certificates.

    If you have a valid Flight Instructor certificate, I see no reason why you could not provide flight instruction in Mexico.

    Now, if you are talking about setting up shop at an airport in Mexico, you would be subject to whatever federal and local regulations and laws which apply.

    If you are planning to provide instruction in an airplane of Mexican registry in Mexico, you would likely need a Mexican pilot certificate and Flight Instructor certificate.

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