NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1495 times:
I just recently recieved my permanant CFII certificate in the mail, a mere 3.5 months after successfully completing the checkride. Having eaten up 100 of the 120 day useful life of the temporary ticket, I was starting to get a little nervous. Anyway, I'm just posting this as a "heads-up" for all those who have recently passed practical tests that the certificates are taking a long time to come in the mail. Hope this helps.
Incidentally, I really like the FAA's new plastic certificates rather than the old papers ones--much more attractive and durable. Want to know what it looks like? Pass a checkride!
Ralgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1483 times:
Maybe they work a little faster when they screw up, but they worked pretty fast for me this last time. I got the wrong expiration date on my latest CFI certificate. I called the FSDO and they concurred with me and called Oklahoma City to get it reissued with the correct date. I got it inside a month.
An alternative to passing another checkride is to pay $2 and tell them you lost your old one and they send you a new one!
KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1955 posts, RR: 37 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
It's been about 70 days since my CFI checkride and still no sign of my permanent in the mail. I have my CFII checkride on June 8th, assuming I pass, I guess I would surrender my temporary CFI ticket and still get to keep the permanent CFI certificate when it comes? Or will I have to surrdnder my old CFI certificate to somebody after the fact?
BritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
I sent off for a Airmen Certificate back in January, Allowing me using my JAA PPL to fly without restrictions in the US, Took 3 months before I got a call from the Orlando FSDO to come in and get a temp license, and they said it'll take up to 120 days for my proper license to come through.
I guess it doesn't matter what your applying for through the FAA, it'll take a LONGGGG while.