FAA Proposes Photo Licenses for Pilots

 - November 30, 2010, 3:47 AM

The FAA last month announced a proposed rule that would require all U.S. pilot certificates to include a photo of the certificate holder. Under the proposal, pilots would obtain a new photo certificate valid for eight years, after which they would need to update their photo and obtain a new certificate. If the proposal is finalized in its current form, all new airman certificates and flight instructor certificates would have to include a photograph. Those with a ­commercial pilot certificate would have four years to comply; ATP holders, three years; and private, recreational or sport pilot ­certificate holders, five years.