Airman Flight School


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Receive U.S. Pilot Certificate

Students may pick up the temporary certificate at no charge at the Orlando MCO FSDO. Alternatively, students may also meet with Phyllis to schedule an approved Designated Examiner (DE) to come directly to school and create the temporary certificate ($150.00 dollar fee, cash only). Regardless of their choice, students must present the following documents:


  • IACRA Enrollment
  • FAA Verification Letter of Authenticity
  • 2 copies of Passport
  • 2 copies of Foreign Pilot License
  • 2 copies of FAA Medical Certificate
  • Pilot Logbook


***NOTE: The Letter of Authenticity is only valid for 6 months. If the student has to stay longer than 6 months, they must re-apply 2 months before it expires. Many students forget this information and are unable to take their checkride because their Letter of Authenticity has expired. If it becomes necessary to re-apply for the Letter of Authenticity, the same process must be repeated, however we find that it is quicker the second time around.

To contact the FAA Airmen Certification Information & Assistance directly for Verification Status, students may call: +1405-954-3261. Feel free to reach out to our Airman Flight Training Team if you have any questions!