SonnyJ Posted December 21, 2009 Share Posted December 21, 2009 This has probably made the board before since this came out in 2008. I heard if you have a plastic certificate you are good to go but be on the safe side and check. FAA Issues Final Rule On Airmen Certificate Replacements February 29, 2008 â€” The FAA this week issued a final rule that will require all pilots to replace their paper airmen certificate with a counterfeit-resistant plastic certificate by March 31, 2010. After that date paper pilot certificates may no longer be used to exercise piloting privileges. Three years after this date, certain other paper airmen certificates, such as those for flight engineers and mechanics, may no longer be used to exercise the privileges authorized by those certificates. Student pilot certificates, temporary certificates, and authorizations are not affected under this rule. These changes are in response to concerns raised in the FAA Drug Enforcement Assistance Act. The purpose of this rule is to upgrade the quality of data and documents to assist federal, state, and local agencies to enforce the nation's drug laws. Plastic certificates On February 28 2008, the FAA released its final rule <http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-3827.pdf> requiring pilots and airmen to switch from their paper pilot certificates to the new counterfeit resistant plastic certificate. Pilots have until March 31, 2010, and all other airmen have until March 31, 2013, to convert their certificates in order to continue to exercise their privileges. After the 2010 and 2013 deadlines, pilots and airman who have not converted will have to request and receive a new plastic certificates before exercising their privileges. Alsoâ€¦ AMTs need to get "plastic" certificate ________________________________ Certified airframe and powerplant mechanics are required to upgrade to a new plastic certificate or lose their A&P privileges. The regulation went into effect on March 31 last year with little fanfare, leaving most mechanics in the dark. An FAA spokesman said, â€œExcept for temporary certificates issued under Â§65.13, the holder of a paper certificate may not exercise the privileges of that certificate after March 31, 2013.â€ Application can be made at the FAAâ€™s registry Web site for a $2.00 fee. https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/amsrvs/logon.asp <https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/amsrvs/logon.asp> Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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