Fly N-Registered (USA) airplaines after April 8th 2016 in Europe
Keep on flying N_REG with FAA Certificates in Europe. Are you ready?
FLY with FAA Certificates after April 8th 2016 in the European Countries. Be prepared for this European threath!
The European Parliament has recently presented the new EASA regulations EC 216/2008; 2009 and its 2013 amendments, in order to abandon foreign (non European) licenses. (FAA certificates).
What does this mean for N-REG flyers (FAA Pilots) and operators in Europe?
Everyone who lives in Europe and operates a N-reg aircraft, is no longer allowed the use of FAA privileges within the European countries*, unless the operator of this N-registered aircraft is located in the USA, or outside of Europe.
In other words, you are not allowed to operate an N-Reg aircraft from a European operator in the EC even if you have a current FAA pilot certificate. (see notes as operator, owner, and pilot in command)
The FAA Instrument Rating (IR) will only be usable in Europe until April 8th 2016.
This is terrible news, because it will be practically impossible for you to legally use your FAA instrument Rating to fly under IFR in “N” registered aircrafts in all European countries*.
)* Member Countries of the European Community only.
Clever Aircraft owners, Aircraft Investors, beneficial aircraft owners and its operating FAA certified pilots desiring the advantages of fractional or beneficial ownership and or unmolested operation of N-registered aircraft in Europe after the new rulemaking by EASA, Use the operating services of AFTCA.