According to an AOPA Update, the TSA has amended its alien flight training rule. The amendments limit the rule’s “citizenship validation” to individuals seeking instruction toward a new certificate or rating. The validation requirement now only requires that a flight instructor review the pilot’s citizenship documents and then make an entry in the pilot’s logbook indicating that the flight instructor has determined that the pilot is a U.S. citizen and eligible to receive flight instruction. The rule no longer applies to students seeking a biennial flight review or currency training. Additionally, the amended rule eliminates the record retention requirements contained in the initial rule. AOPA is working towards additional changes in the rule, so stay tuned.