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Do i need a validation letter from FAA

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dear sir 

i come from Thailand to have a CPL check

last year i fly at Vannuys CA. and this year i come to Florida ,today my flight school said i need Validation letter from FAA but my oppion is different because last year i have validation letter from FAA because i convert License from Thai PPL to FAA PPL (with Thai PPL)  and this year i have FAA PPL already but they said i must need validation letter again 

best regards


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    Lucas on Oct 26, 2012

    The answer is simple: If you did a full conversion (meaning you took the actual FAA PPL checkride with an examiner) than you do not need a validation letter. Most likely though you just converted the license based on the validity of your foreign license (no FAA check ride) so the US license is only valid if the Thai license is, and because the validation letter is only good for 90 days, you would need a new one.
    The reason for that is, your Thai license could have been revoked, suspended or just expired, and this would invalidate the US license as well.


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  2. somchanok on Oct 27, 2012

    if i want to be Basic ground instructor and i have experience from teaching in BS.in university
    shall i have to have computer test for BGI. and what are the topics shall i have to test fundamental of instruction or many of thing like ground school PPL , Balloon and gyroplane (flight and ground instructor knowledge test guide)

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on Oct 29, 2012

    The verification letter is good for 6 months, not 90 days.

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