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Flying on an FAA/Canadian PPL in Ireland

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:32 pm
by patrickc
Hi,

I have a few quick questions about using foreign licenses in Ireland

• Is it legal to fly an Irish-registered aircraft under VFR in Ireland, using either an FAA or a Canadian PPL?
• Are there any flight schools/companies in Ireland that will rent single-engine prop planes to international license holders?
• If the answer to either of the above is "no", are the rules any different for FAA IFR pilots?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Re: Flying on an FAA/Canadian PPL in Ireland

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:56 am
by MHRCRO
Hello Patrickc

You might like to refer to Topic 'FAA Licence' in this forum where most of the issues that might arise from your query are well ventilated

In summary

A PPL from any ICAO State, ISSUED UNDER ANNEX 1 OF ICAO may be used, without formality, in Ireland for Daylight VFR flight. (Art 10 Licensing Order)

With the FAA the difficulty comes that their Medicals may not be ICAO compliant - as they have to be for this automatic validation to kick in

I understand the FAA do not any longer pretend their Class III medical to be ICAO compliant : they want their CLass II to be - it probably hasn't been in the past -but this may now have been resolved by Irish acceptance of a difference filed by FAA in the Part II of the Annex 1 - if that has now been agreed

All these problems happen because FAA will not state on the face of the licences that they ARE ICAO compliant

I have happiest memories of Transport Canada and believe they state clearly the International Status of any licences they issue.

Maurice

Re: Flying on an FAA/Canadian PPL in Ireland

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:51 pm
by patrickc
Thanks Maurice! That was very helpful.