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Name on certificate?

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Hello, I am taking my instrument check ride next week, and had a question come up by my flight instuctor. My current certificate has my name as "Tony" whereas my legal name on my drivers license is "Anthony". I have never given much thought to this, and it was initially due to a small mistake by my private instuctor that I did not catch as I always go by "Tony" . My question is will this propose any problems down the road? and if so is there a way I can change it to my legal first name? Thanks in advance.

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  1. John D Collins on Aug 28, 2013

    From the FAA website at http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/name_change/

    Name Change

    To obtain a new airman certificate that reflects a legal name change, you must appear at an FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) for positive identification You must present to an FAA Inspector either a:

    photocopy of a marriage license
    court order
    other valid legal document verifying the name change

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