QUOTE "You cannot exercise the privilages of an FAA licence on a JAR regulated aircraft. In this or any other country."
Your statement seems a little misleading. For example in the U.K the ANO Article 21 states -
Exercising the privileges of a JAA Licence or an ICAO licence in UK Registered Aircraft
We have received a number of enquiries from Non-UK licence holders about the privileges of their licence within the UK. The situation is as follows:-
Article 21, of the Air Navigation Order 2000, states, that a pilot must hold an appropriate licence granted either by the UK CAA or by a foreign authority and rendered valid under the ANO to fly a UK registered aircraft.
A JAA licence is deemed to be a licence rendered valid under the ANO unless the CAA in the particular case gives a direction to the contrary. A JAA licence is a licence issued in accordance with licensing and medical requirements of JAR-FCL by a full JAA Member State that has been recommended for mutual recognition by Central JAA (JAA Headquarters). For the current mutual recognition status of JAA Member States please select this link.
A licence issued by any other ICAO Contracting State (including a JAA State that has not yet been recommended for mutual recognition) is also deemed to be valid under the ANO for the purposes of flying a UK registered aircraft, providing that the licence and medical are valid in accordance with the rules/laws of the issuing State, and the CAA does not in the particular case give direction to the contrary. However, Article 21 (4) (a) states that the holder of such a licence cannot:
1) Act as a member of the flight crew of any aircraft flying for the purpose of public transport or aerial work or on any flight in respect of which he receives remuneration for his services as a member of the flight crew; or
2) In the case of a pilot?s licence, act as a pilot of any aircraft flying in controlled airspace in circumstances requiring compliance with the Instrument Flight Rules or to give any instruction in flying.
Where a licence contains any extraordinary operational or medical limitations, individuals should contact PLD for advice.
http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?categ ... &faqid=208
It is a fact that the U.S.A is an ICAO contracting state, therefore Article 21 of the ANO applies to the FAA licence.
Furthermore it is noteworthy in the context of this discussion that there are a number of individuals flying commercially for major carriers (EI aircraft) in Ireland using FAA ATPL's with a waiver from the IAA.
It is also interesting that a rather large polulation of EI registered aircraft exist all over the world due to the leasing arrangements in place through Irish finance companies. A percentage of these aircraft are operated in countries south of the Rio Grande by pilots holding a variety of non JAR licences.
Finally a colleague of mine was in Ireland 3 weeks ago and rented a single engine aircraft in Dublin to do some sightseeing with his girlfriend, he has never held a licence other than an FAA ticket. He experienced a hearty Irish welcome at the flight school !
You may have been advised otherwise, however the reality seems quite different.
All the best.