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FAA Expected To Add Photos To Pilot Certificates

Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 5:16 PM

By Mary Grady : AVweb

The FAA will publish a new proposed rule in the next few months that would require pilot certificates to include a photo, an FAA spokesperson said this week. Currently, pilots are required to carry a government-issued photo ID in addition to their pilot certificate. U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., recently wrote to the FAA, the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security asking why they haven't complied with a 2004 law that requires pilot certificates to include not only a photograph but a means to record biometric data such as fingerprints and iris scans.  Click HERE for the full AVweb News Flash!