Military Competency to Commercial / Instrument Paperwork Help

This guide will help you to prepare and submit your FAA application form.

Just follow this 3-step checklist:

Step #1: Fill in an online FAA Form 8710-1 Application in IACRA:
There is an FAA online system called IACRA for processing pilot application forms. Follow the instructions found at http://www.SheppardAir.com/download/IACRA-MCA.pdf to use IACRA, and use the '8710-1 Guide' below to fill in your flying hours in IACRA.

  • Filling out the application form can be hard, and generate questions for you. So here is our '8710-1 Guide' that will help you with some of your questions. Click here for the '8710-1 Guide'. It will even help you with the FAR references to different types of piloting time for filling in the flying times on the application form.

Step #2: Gather the other necessary documents, depending on your situation as follows:

  • If you are a recent military pilot training graduate. click here for the rest of the paperwork you need and the process to turn it in.
  • If you are already qualified in your mission aircraft, then click here for the paperwork you need to complete the process.

Step #3: Locate your nearest Designated Pilot Examiner or an FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)
You can turn your paperwork in to either a Designated Examiner, or if you prefer you can turn your paperwork in to an Inspector at an FAA FSDO. You can locate your nearest FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) using the first link below. The second link will assist you in locating a Designated Pilot Examiner.

Click here for the FAA's FSDO locator.

Click here for the Designated Pilot Examiner locator

- Note: If you use this Designated Pilot Examiner locator page on the FAA web site, you will first select the radio button for 'Pilot Examiners', then select a Designee Type of 'MCFPE - Military Competency / Foreign Pilot Examiner', select an 'FAA Office' that seems geographically close to you, and then click 'Search'.

 

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