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Fly n registered plane in the USA without conversion to FAA it’s possible?

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Hi just a simple question. If an european pilot plans a vacation in the United States with his family , can he rent a plane registered with n tail number and fly it around with his JAA PPL? Are there any special permits to do that or if he wants to fly a n registered plane he has to convert his license?

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  1. John D. Collins on Jun 24, 2012

    I understand that you need to obtain a FAA Private Pilot Certificate on the basis of your JAA PPL.  Getting a PPL certificate is a simple matter if you have a current pilot cerificate and medical from your home country and it is a member of a contracting State to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

    The FAA regulations that cover this subject are 61.3 and 61.75.  You can read the details at: 

     

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Jun 25, 2012

    One other thing, you will need to have your foreign pilot license verified.  Go to http://www.faa.gov, type “foreign license” in the search box.  Click the link for Verify Authenticity and follow the instructions.

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