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FAA Certificate Turn Around.....  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Hey guys, anybody here delt with waiting for the FAA to process a new certficiate?

Any idea how long their turn-around is....I have been told up to 120 days...but I assume they come in better then that...

Any experience on their actual performance.


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User currently offlineCaboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Doesn't usually take that long. 1-2 months, maybe.


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

I've found the backlog to be about 60-90 days for new certificates, although my most recent addition was almost 2 years ago. I'm not exactly sure where it is now.


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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

It's been a while since I got my PPL, just after spring break actually. When I left for summer vacations (last week of june) I still hadn't received it. I'll be pissed if I don't have it in my mailbox by the time school starts.  gnasher 

User currently offlineCorsair2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

They took such a long time I thought it was "lost in the mail". They are very slow. It took almost three months to get it.


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User currently offline5T6 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Any idea how long their turn-around is....I have been told up to 120 days...but I assume they come in better then that...

For a Private Pilot certificate, turn has been between 50 and 60 days latley.

I passed my PPL checkride on April 30th...got my card from the FAA 53 days later. Most students at the FBO I work at have been getting theirs in about the same timeframe.

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Mike



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

I've heard 6-8 weeks. They're super slow and will take their time. I'm not expecting my PPL for at least a few months.

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Most of my students got theirs at the limit, minus a week or two. One had to go down to the local FSDO a week before the expriration of his temporary certificate and get an extension from them.

I'd follow up if you get within ten days of expiration.

Again, congratulations. Welcome to the wonderful world of operational control.



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User currently offline5T6 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

I might add that it may make a difference if you submit your paperwork using the "old" Form 8710 or submit it online using IACRA. The DE that does most of our checks prefers using IACRA and it seems to speed things up. Eliminates the redundancy of you filling everthing out and then someone in OKC having to enter it all into the FAA computer system. With IACRA, it's all done at once. Using the paper 8710, I can see where that could take another couple of weeks or more.

Regards,


Mike



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Well, I just hope the real one shows up during my last college semester.

That way I can show the professors the real document that I skipped the last month of classes there to get.

Still made the Deans list for the 2nd semester though.



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User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3502 posts, RR: 66
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

What type of certificate are you talking about?

Airplane Type Certificates take about 90 days from the input of the last compliance data. Of course, the dialog and submittals leading up to this point usually has been going on for three to four years.



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User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Well I haven't done anything significant with my driver's certificate in the last five or so years, but...
I submitted a change of address for my A&P on the 13th of July and got the new one in the mail today.
Maybe you "stick actuator" types need a better union to get this stuff processed faster, eh?  Smile  Smile



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 10):
What type of certificate are you talking about?

Just got my dispatcher license......



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User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1037 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

If you go to this website...
http://registry.faa.gov/airmen.asp

There is a general note:
We are currently processing applications and mailing out permanent certificates with a Temporary Certificate Date of Issue of xxxx...

Just keep checking the site and you'll see what date they're processing. So when the date of issue for your temporary comes up, they've processed your permanent one. The permanent one will have the same date as your temporary one.

I got my instructor certificate on Jun 3d, so they should be getting to my application pretty soon.

Congrats on your dispatcher certificate...



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Well it is August 14th and they are working on June 10th.....this is going to take a while to get to the end of July


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6014 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Have you started looking at the various companies for a position yet?


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

Nope, Because I have one class left at the local univerisity of average acheivers, I am not exactly mobile when looking for work, and I have limits on my available hours.

Right now I have a good job as a contractor with one of the oil companies up here. The hours of work line up perfectly with my one remaining class for my BBA at the local U. Both are supposed to end in December.

At that point, when I do hit the job market, I should have the Dispatch License, My BAA with an Aviation Tech minor and my AA from two years ago.

So, starting next year, I should be in an excellent position to more around.



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User currently offlineEfohdee From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

I dont remember how long I waited for my private to arrive. When I got the instrument rating it seemed quick like a month or two. However.....
For the A&P license I got it on exactly the 120th day!! That was a long while but that was right after 9/11 happened.


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