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#1844961
Hi!

I have a question on ferrying an FAA registered airplane from one European country to another after purchase and for final delivery. I know you are not approved to leave the country of your license issued but is there a special flight permit possible to fly with my EASA license? Or is the only possibility to fly with a pilot with FAA license to act as PIC? Thank you!
#1844993
speedbird1229 wrote:Hi!

I have a question on ferrying an FAA registered airplane from one European country to another after purchase and for final delivery. I know you are not approved to leave the country of your license issued but is there a special flight permit possible to fly with my EASA license? Or is the only possibility to fly with a pilot with FAA license to act as PIC? Thank you!


My understanding is that you would need an FAA certificate

Ian
#1844994
Probably the easiest way to act as PIC of a N-registered aeroplane outside of the country of pilot licence issue is to obtain a FAA certificate issued on the basis of your ICAO licence in accordance with 14 CFR 61.75 (sometimes called a piggyback licence). This is a paperwork process only. If you wish to have an instrument rating included, you will also need to complete a written examination (Instrument Foreign Pilot - IFP). You will then need to complete a FAA Flight Review with a FAA CFI prior to exercising the privileges of the FAA certificate.

Alternative, as you have mentioned, is to use a FAA certificated pilot to act as PIC.

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#1845367
Thanks, really appreciate the help. My understanding has been that in order to get the piggyback license from FAA, I need to physically go and pick it up in the US which is a problem during these COVID times. As there is no FAA office in EU at the moment. Or has this changed?