If I acquire a pilot's license in the US, where will I be able to use it later?
November 9, 2011 4:37 PM Subscribe
Learning to fly in the US, then moving to Canada or the EU -- can I transfer a license?
posted by jpziller to travel & transportation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I currently reside in the US on a visa, and I'm considering going for my pilot's license. The sport pilot license in the US looks very attractive, as it doesn't require as much instruction time, but I'm curious about whether I'd be able to use it in other countries after my visa is done.
What are my options for flight certificates in the USA that might transfer easily to either Canada or the EU? If the EU is too broad (ie each country defines their own rules), then I'm sort of specifically looking at the Netherlands. I'd like to minimize cost, but without sacrificing the number of countries that will recognize my certificate.
Any more information on the process of transferring US pilot certificates to other countries would be welcome.