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CFI instructing outside usa

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hello there,

i have couple question about giving a FAA training outside U.S.

i am a FAA CFI living outside the u.s

1- can i give training outside usa on N airplane registration?

2- if it is possible where can i find DPE and FAA approved wretten test center in the middle east?

3- does the student need to get TSA approve just for ground school training?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on May 19, 2014

    1 Yes, you can give training in an N registered airplane outside the USA.

    2 You’ll probably have to contact the FAA to find out about the DPE. Try the testing companies to see if they have test centers in foreign countries.

    3 I wouldn’t think that the TSA can enforce its regulations outside the USA. Check the security regulations in the country in which you want to instruct.

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  2. Shih-Cheng Chang on Jun 12, 2014

    2. There is no CATS center in middle East(as I know) and it is hard for FAA to establish one since they suffer budget issues. I try to build one in Taiwan but ….never happen..
    3. Ground training need NO TSA approve. Only flight training need it.

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  3. Florent Barale on Feb 05, 2015

    I have a similar question for France. I have a CFI and CFII.
    Can I give training (mainly Flight Review and IPC) in France on a French registered aircraft, or do I need an N-registered aircraft?

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