FAA N-Registered aircraft with American Pilots license.
Do I need an American pilot’s license to fly an FAA registered aircraft?
Good question! This always leads to confusion. No, absolutely not. Every pilot can fly a US registered aircraft with the pilot’s license of his country. This is clearly explained in FAR 61.3 (a) : „….. a pilot need not hold an FAA pilot’s license to fly to N registered aircraft outside the United States A pilot may operate on aircraft within a foreign country using a pilot’s license issued by that country. “
Until 2018-2019, there will be a bilateral agreement between the EU and the USA, providing a simple mutual recognition of licenses, stand-alone licenses. This will make it much easier to get a FAA stand-alone license.
We offer N-registration for your aircraft : www.aircraft-trust.com/N-Registration.html