No more J-1 flight instruction

Flight instruction will no longer be possible as of June 1, 2010 in J-1 exchange visitor training status. Program sponsors and schools are required to continue providing service to their J-1 students until the end of their programs. 

The Dept. of State found that there are eight flight instruction schools and approximately 350 students in J-1 status studying among them. All flight training programs no longer are viewed to further the public diplomacy mission of the Dept. Dept. of Homeland Security has been better charged with this responsibility according to Dept. of State and flight instruction students will continue to qualify under the M-1 status through DHS