Get your FAA license based on your
Military Competency Overview
Cost - $150.00 per FAA written test, plus cost of Examiner
Military Competency Test
MCA - Military Competency Airplane
MCH - Military Competency Helicopter
MCI - Military Competency Instructor
Must have finished a Military Flight Training Program
Pilots who have successfully finished military flight courses (primary flight training, instructor tours) are eligible to receive FAA certificates for the type of aircraft flown and whether or not they served as military instructors as applicable. We accept the GI Bill.
The basic steps for getting your FAA conversion are as follows:
1) Contact Sheppard Air for the study material.
2) Contact CATS at 800-947-4228, to set up a date and time to take your MCA, MCI or MCH test, FLAV generally offers these test Tues/Thurs 9am-3:30pm.
3) Once you have successfully completed your Mil-Comp exam, FLAV will help you find a DPE for the license conversion.
Once your testing is complete you will be issued a Commercial license with our without an instructor rating depending on what you are eligible for based on your military experience.
*** If you flew an aircraft that is center line thrust restricted you would be issued an AIRPLANE rating only, but not Single or Multi-Engine Land, which does not allow you to fly an aircraft***
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