It is important to have your JAR-License verified before you go to the states:
You will have to send the form to the FAA and they will get the necessary information from your CAA (LBA
?). Check the time needed for the whole process!
Because the administrator will have to assess your language abilities (no big deal, he just wants to talk with you personally), you will have to go to a FAA-office once your in the country. I assume it is one of those for FL
Together with the verification above it won't take long then for a FAA-license, based on your JAR-license. You will get a temporary license, allowing you to fly right away. All you will have to do then is a biennial flight review with a instructor which can be incorporated with a check-out where you want to rent your plane.
|Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 3):|
You should be able to get the IR as well, iirc.
For that you would have to complete a written test (i.e. multiple choice on a computer). Needs about two or three days preparation and can be done at bigger schools. If you are intersted in this it would be better to have it finished before applying for the new license at a office - so it could be incorporated into the new license right away.
[Edited 2010-03-01 07:20:32]
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