Get Replacement Pilot Certificates Immediately

 - October 3, 2007, 11:29 AM

U.S. airmen who misplace their certificates can get back into the air more quickly than in the past, thanks to a new FAA service. Replacement certificates and temporary authority to operate can be requested through an online account with the FAA Civil Aviation Registry Web site, http://registry.faa.gov. This new option allows airmen to receive, by fax or e-mail, temporary authority to operate in the event a certificate has been lost or destroyed and they need to operate an aircraft immediately. “They are also able to request and pay for a replacement certificate online,” said Mark Lash, manager of the FAA Civil Aviation Registry. Current online services include renewal of reserved N-numbers, requesting copies of aircraft records and submitting a change of address.