Sunday, January 07, 2007

New pilot ID to be required if proposed rule passes.

The FAA is proposing a change to its airman certificate from the paper copy that is used today to a plastic ID card to improve security.

Your comments are invited on this matter and will be accepted by the FAA until 06 March 2007 at the address listed in the brief.

The time line for this change is roughly two years after this rule is in place all pilots must replace their ID with the newer version and five years from the rule change other certificates like flight engineers and mechanics certificates must be upgraded to the new standard.

The full document can be read here.


Anonymous said...

This is sort of odd. They changed over to the new plastic cards a couple years ago or so.

I was originally issued a paper one, but got one of the new plastic ones when they were available. Maybe this is a new rule to require anyone with the old-style paper cert to upgrade to the plastic one?

Red4Golf said...

Its my understanding that it depends on where you were issued the certificate and when. All paper certs. will be replaced by the deadline.