|Quoting Trident3 (Reply 3):|
You could try the Personnel Licensing Department of the CAA
There are 'phone numbers and email addresses on that page.
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):|
My understanding is that if it's an N-registered aircraft (more common than you might think in the UK!), no problems
|Quoting Legacy135 (Reply 6):|
A US licence in a N registered aircraft is good around the globe. Just think about all the airlines flying over the globe.
Basically you can say, the licence goes with the aircraft. This means, a US licence is good for any US registered aircraft, a UK licene for any G- registered aircraft or a Chinese licence wit a Chinese registered aircraft. If you want to fly an aircraft of another country than US, you will need the licence or a validation of this country. Many countries do acccept and validate foreign licences on individual base. What you will need in such a case is a validation or at least a writen statement from the respective authority which say that they accept your licence with so and so aircraft. But this is individual and you will need to check out with UK CAA to get a more specific information on.
Simpelst is to charter a N- registered aircraft. If you find one in the UK, all you need to do is hop in and fly away. Still, if you've never flown outside your country, don't underestimate the foreign airspaces and procedures. Best is to let show yourself around a little by a local instructor. It's also more fun for you, as you can relax more on flying.
If you have a chance to obtain a JAA licence during your stay in the UK, do it. It only can help you on further excursions, as a JAA licence is good for all memberstates. So holding one, flying in Sweden, Germany, Spain, Switzerland or where ever will be much simpler.
The UK is actually a great place to fly around. It's full of aviation history, has many nice aeroclubs where you will recieve a warm welcome, nice grass strips and very professional aviators. Enjoy your stay!