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Transferring an International Certificate to US

February 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.**

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Every country regulates aviation in its own way. Different values, different priorities, and different regulatory philosophies make the experience of becoming a pilot very different in Europe than in the United States. So when life forces a pilot to change countries, what happens to their pilot’s licenses?

San Carlos Flight Center invites Private Pilot Sebastian Schweers to discuss his experience transferring his international pilot certificate to an FAA certificate. During this seminar, Sebastian will break down the steps one must follow to transfer a foreign certificate to one recognized in the United States. What new training was required?  What testing? How was the checkride different for a foreign pilot than for a student pilot starting fresh in the US. He will conclude by highlighting the differences during his flying experience both in Europe, and now in the United States.

If you are curious about this process, or are interested in learning more about how to adapt to a new flying environment, join us for this seminar.


Sebastian Schweers is a Private Pilot both in the US and in Switzerland. Recently he transitioned his foreign certificate to be used for flying in the United States. With a wealth of flying experience both internationally, and now in America, he is excited to share his journey of transferring his certificate.


San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay Area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation through safety, community, and adventure. AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2019 as a Distinguished Flight School.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Livestream access is free for everyone, but recorded seminars are available solely to members at a later date. Click here or contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access to our web archive.



February 2, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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