International Students

Crystal Aero Group has quietly become one of the premier destinations for international flying students. Beyond the general economies of learning to fly in the United States, we’re less expensive than most U.S. schools, and we make a special effort to welcome our international clientele.

To ease the process for international students, Crystal Aero Group is Transportation Security Administration and Immigration Service approved. We make the steps you have to go through to train here as easy as possible. To get started, or simply have a better idea of what’s involved, email We have lots more useful information we’d be happy to share with you.

Tampa (TPA) is the most convenient airport for international and domestic student arrivals as it provides the best travel options to Crystal River after arrival. Two other good options that are reasonably close are Orlando (MCO) or Sanford (SFB).

Lodgings in Crystal River run from inexpensive to moderately luxurious. The most cost- and time-efficient option is The Tea House, The Aviary, The Perch, and The Nest, student houses a short walk from the training facility. It offers clean, quiet, comfortable lodgings with semi- and fully private rooms and communal facilities of kitchen, laundry, and living room. At as little as $25 per day when shared ($35 private), it’s a popular choice, so early reservation is recommended. If the student accommodations are not available there are many other lodging options nearby, including hotel efficiencies, condominiums and short-term apartments.

Training fees may be paid with cash, traveler’s checks or major credit cards in US dollars.

From all of us here at Crystal Aero Group, we hope you decide to join us for your flight training needs.

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