Hello again Lionel
You may find it difficult to believe but I am probably an even more ardent fan of the FAA, even than you, based on 44 years interaction, a Certificate for 31 years, and some marvellous time in D.C, working in their ARAC process.
Difficulties arise simply because the FAA run a different ship to ours.
You mention the Class 2 Medical in AIC 11/04
This, refers, surely,to the ICAO Class 2 : the FAA Class 2 is arguably to an even finer and more advanced Standard - but the last I have heard is that it does not seem to be going to be possible to equate the two.
Now finally this matter of the attestation on the licence
If a pilot arrives here with a PPL from any foreign country and wants to fly, is anyone going to give the OK if the licence doesn't contain evidence that the State of Issue expects it to be accepted under ICAO?
The inference surely has to be that there is a reason why the ICAO claim of entitlement is not made
You suggest FAR 61.101
Fine, but should we really conclude that a Statement about a particular person in Subpart D should be taken as the proper compliance with an ICAO Standard for all the licences issued under Sub-Part E
The point I make in all this connection is that whilst an Air Authority may look in a particular way, an underwriter faced with a large claim may look in quite another