Flying in Miami area

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Flying in Miami area

Posted by Jacek Lawrecki on Oct 3, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi,
I am a private pilot from Poland, coming to Miami (FL) at the end of October for only a few days. My EASA licence is not valid in the US and validating it does not make sense for such a short stay. Are there any pilots here from Miami / Fort Lauderdale area planning a local flight between 24-28 October? Can I join you on a flight as passenger, of course sharing the cost of rental / fuel etc?
Jacek

Re: Flying in Miami area

Posted by Paul Renner on Oct 4, 2018 8:52 am

Hello Jacek,

I hope you are able to find someone to help you out, however, if you don't, you might consider taking a lesson from one of the training centers in the area.  I did just that when I was in Italy and it worked out very well.

Good luck.

Re: Flying in Miami area

Posted by Jacek Lawrecki on Oct 5, 2018 7:12 pm

I will do it definitely. I want to try an aerobatic lesson. But that does not exclude flying with a local pilot:-)

Re: Flying in Miami area

Posted by Eric Butcher on Nov 19, 2018 1:59 pm

Jacek

Many of the flight schools will sort the whole thing for a 61.75 - you just need the letter from the issuer of your EASA.

I have a US registered PA28-181 down here and a few people who fly it have got 61.75 licences - say it was really simple via a flight school - just need the letter.

Most have been picked up by the school from MIA taken to the FSDO and been getting checked out in fixed gear singles the next morning (so that gives the US BFR) and then flying solo - plus the 61.75 lasts forever (so long as your EASA remains valid - you do not need an FAA medical as you rely on your EASA medical).

I agree otherwise that just finding a flight school and flying with them is probably easiest (adding on the 61.75 is a minor thing).

I recommend North Perry and Opa Locka as having "interesting airspace" to fly from.