"Bluebeard, your FAA PPL which is an ICAO licence only entitles you to fly ICAO Certified aircraft."
Let me see how I could put this diplomatically. The proposition that 23,000 homebuilt aircraft in the USA are being flown illegally with FAA licences is absurd. Let BE go off and do his own researches. And the ICAO doesn't certify aircraft.
There are certain procedures that have to be complied with and knowing the right procedures is key to having a hassle free transfer onto the EI register.
I am not at liberty to say what type I am importing at this time, but will update when the delivery is completed.
Germany is relatively hard to transfer from and Switzerland is virtually impossible !!!
France & Italy are the most straightforward ones at the moment, Importing from Europe to the UK is the part I am working hardest on and at this exact time it is a struggle, but still attainable.
Anyway, best of luck and hope you get flying soon
The main priority of anyone importing any aircraft is to have every shred of paper relating to that aircraft, such as deregistration cert from outgoing Authority, current manuals (engine/airframe/prop/equipment...the IAA, like every other Authority, will want a copy of all relevant manuals for their library),existing certification such as C of A for export or Permit, Radio license (if applicable), VAT cert( if applicable), any Supplemental Type certificates(the IAA may not approve mods acceptable in other States), the code(such as FAR-23 or JAR-VLA) under which the aircraft was built and any other document that the IAA might feel like asking for.Be prepared to give them ANY piece of paper they ask for.Also, most importantly, be prepared to wait.It takes time to get a new type accepted thru the NMAI or SAAC.My experience is that it can take the better part of a year and longer is not unknown.
I see the NMAI are charging a grand for what I used to do, for them, for free.Guess I didn't charge enough....
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