August 01, 2003
The new credit card-sized certificates are made from high-quality composite PVC media card stock and incorporate new security features, such as a hologram of the FAA seal. They will replace the existing paper airman certificates which can be easily damaged.
"The new certificate's durability and features will further protect pilot identities and add one more element of security to our aviation system," said Blakey.
The certificate will be issued to all new and existing airmen as they achieve higher levels or additional ratings. It will replace certificates that have been lost or damaged.
In keeping with this year's
Centennial of Flight celebration, the new certificate features
graphics of the Wright Brothers, 1902 Wright Glider, 1903 Wright
Flyer, Boeing jet aircraft, DOT seal, and a hologram of the FAA
seal. Images of the Wright Brothers were provided by the Wright
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