3501 N Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach CA 90808

Foreign Pilot License Conversion

Non-US PPL holder time building / Rental

If you are coming to build time or rent from another country there are a few steps you need to follow.

It still remains very simple and easy to complete, as we are very experienced in the process and have had numerous pilots come from all over the world to fly with us.

Below is a step by step guide as to what is required, Please email management at admin@aceshighaviation.com before coming to arrange details.

How to convert your foreign pilot license:

Step 1 – Complete the form you can find at https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/foreign_license_verification/ 

Then send them the completed form along with a copy of your medical and foreign license.

You can find how to send them this on the website linked above.

Step 2 – Wait for the verification letter the Airmen Certification Branch will send you once the foreign license verification process has been completed.

Step 3 – Schedule an appointment with the a DPE. The cheapest we’ve found so far is Tim Tucker you can email him at pilottucker@earthlink.net he charges $75 to perform this. Step 2 before arrival in the US, schedule a date ahead of time for when you arrive. The appointment is usually 30 minutes in length.

Step 4 – Once you arrive in the US with your documents and head to your scheduled meeting with the the DPE

They will provide you with temporary documents required for flying.

Step 5 – Come and complete a flight review with us to validate your US PPL.

FSDO Details: 5001 Airport Plaza Dr # 100, Long Beach, CA 90815 – Telephone: +001 562 420-1755

You can email them via their contact page located here.

They will request and provide you with all the details before you arrive of what you need to bring, depending on the country that you hold your PPL in including a few documents from the agency that governs the flight in your country.We also have contacts for great places to stay and can provide suggestions on how to easily commute to and from the airport if you need a place to stay.

There are no membership fees and the only additional costs are $50 for an airport security badge and we require renters insurance which is around $150-$200 for the year, some of which can be partially refunded when you have completed your hours.

Please email management at admin@aceshighaviation.com if you plan to come and take advantage of this.

Looking to time build with your new FAA PPL? check out our time building information page here