International Students

Airline Pilot Program

For the sole purpose of enrollment at Orange County Flight Center, (OCFC), an International Student is defined as a prospective student for admission at OCFC who is a foreign national, domiciled in a country other than the United States of America and who is neither a citizen, permanent resident nor has a valid non-immigrant visa that permits him/her to reside and/or be employed in the United States.

Further ALL non-US citizens including permanent residents and non-immigrant visa holders must be TSA approved prior to commencing flight training at OCFC.

OCFC will help with all the necessary documents required for international students to take flight including temporary living arrangements.

It’s Easy!

Step 1.

Submit the Enrollment Application Form

Step 2.

Pay $550 Application Processing Fee

Step 3.

Schedule Your Appointment for Enrolllment & Flight Training!

(Includes insurance and mailing of Form I-20)

The Enrollment Process

Step 1:

Evaluate and determine your eligibility for enrollment at Orange County Flight Center as described in the eligibility section of this site/catalog.

Step 2:

Complete & Submit the OCFC Online International Student Enrollment Application Form.

Step 3:

Attach the following documents/fees:

  1. Application and processing fee of $550.00.
  2. A copy of valid international passport issued by the government of your country.
  3. A copy of you high School certificate/graduation.
  4. A copy of a bank statement establishing proof of financial
    means to fund your flight training, living expenses including accommodation while training at OCFC.

Step 4:

Mail your completed application along with your application and processing fee and requisite documents (1-4 above) to Orange County Flight Center, John Wayne Airport Campus, 19531 Campus Drive, #4, Santa Ana, CA 91364.

Step 5:

Upon receipt and review of your completed application, fees and documents and determination of your eligibility to participate in flight training, you will receive a notification for an interview with an OCFC staff member via Skype.

Step 6:

Be available for an interview with OCFC staff via Skype and upon determination of your eligibility to participate in flight training, you will receive a package containing an official Letter of acceptance of your admission into OCFC, Form 1-20 signed by a SEVIS designated school official.

Step 7:

Once you receive your Form I-20, you will need to log onto SEVIS and pay your I-901 fee. Please note that the information you enter on the Form I-901 must match exactly as is shown on The Form I-20. To pay the SEVIS I-20 fee online please visit Please check SEVIS website for up-to-date Pricing at

Step 8:

Schedule your M-1 visa interview with the U.S. Embassy nearest you. Complete and sign Form DS-156 and Form DS-158. Some applicants may have to complete and sign Form DS-157. A passport valid for at least six months after your proposed date of entry and passport sized photographs will be required. Immediately following the interview, students are informed if they have been granted the M-1student Visa. Once granted, students need to submit their passport and receive their visa.

Step 9:

Travel to Orange County Flight Center, located at John Wayne Airport, United States where you will be greeted by OCFC staff and who will assist you to complete TSA registration, fingerprinting and approval to commence flight training and other registration formalities including assisting you with lodging/accommodation, if requested, during your entire training period at OCFC.

OCFC Uses the Following:

Aircraft Renter’s Insurance

While OCFC training aircraft are fully insured ALL students are expected to maintain their own liability and hull insurance as much as the student can afford and consitent with aircraft rental agreement.


All OCFC students will be provided with OCFC shirts to be worn during all active training.


Student Lockers will be made available to all students between 8am to 8pm.


At all times students are expected to maintain good hygiene.  Hand sanitizers are provided at various locations at OCFC and masks are available for free upon request at OCFC dispatch counters.

Full Time Part 141 Airline Pilot Program


TOTAL FEES: $55,000



For a Total of: $70,500.00

Course Fees Include the Following:

FREE Shared Accommodation IN OKLAHOMA OR $500.00/month: Single occupancy in Oklahoma.
$1200.00 per month Shared Accommodation in California.
Between $1500.00 and $2500.00 per month Single Occupancy accommodation in California.

Non-Tuition Related Expenses

TSA Registration $130
Fingerprinting $100
FAA Medical Exam $150
FAA records and Scheduling $320
Course Materials and Books $1,200
Kings Online Access Included
FAA written Exam $165
FAA Check Ride $800—$1,200
Total Non-Tuition related *$2,865 approximately 

The Enrollment Process

Admission to OCFC is open 12 months a year with flight training for new students commencing on the first of every month. OCFC flight training hours are between 8am through 8pm every day including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Students may enroll at any time and choose various financing options available to domestic students, including pay as you go, accelerated and discounted fee program.

OCFC Resources

OCFC Course Program and Rates

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OCFC Course Program & Rates

FAA Part 141 Requirements

Visit the FAA Website for a complete list of
Part 141 requirements.

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