2nd Feb 2007, 22:52
Flying with a JAA PPL in the states.
I'm planing to take a holiday (vacation) to the USA this summer and would like to do some (cheap) flying over there! What are the necessary steps to being able to do this?
Do i need a complete licence conversion to the FAA PPL or will just a "checkride" suffice?
3rd Feb 2007, 06:31
All good stuff but apart from the bit on the medical.
You need either an FAA medical OR a medical valid with your JAR licence.
3rd Feb 2007, 08:05
I have said this a million times before. When I got my FAA PPL based on my JAA, the FAA FISDO in Albany isisted that I had an FAA medical. Now I know this is not a law but the FAA can deny the application if you don't do what they say.
Don't get me wrong I like dealing with the FAA far more than the JAA. Much cheaper and not so many hoops to jumpo through.
Oh and flying in the US is great fun.
3rd Feb 2007, 16:58
Oh, and by the way. Americans don't like being referred to as "Yanky". It's "Yankee"! :)
And only in the northeast! Call a southerner a Yankee and you'll find out what rednecks are REALLY all about. It may have been over 140 years ago, but they're still a bit touchy on the subject.
who is one
4th Feb 2007, 09:54
I'm sure that initial flight training requires a visa and TSA clearance, but less sure about ratings. This is from a flight school web site in Florida:
"Training of Foreign Nationals holding a current license: Flight reviews, proficiency checks, tailwheel, high-performance, and complex endorsements are EXEMPT from the new TSA rules."
4th Feb 2007, 10:03
I'm off over there soon- can you just steam into major airports such as Las Vegas with minimum fuss and no fees or is it more complicated than that?