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Medical Certificate got wet! Can I still use it?

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Hi there! About a month ago I got my Private Pilot Temporary Airmen Certificate. Few days ago, I threw in my Jeans on the washer machine and my wallet was in them. When I finally discovered this, my Airmen Certificate and Medical Certificate had the ink distorted but still readable. Can I still use them? I took the precaution of scanning the documents when I got them and I'm able to print them out again. Is this legal? Or should I go and get a new medical and tempo airmen certificate?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Jan 03, 2016

    Using the scanned copies is not allowed.

    When you say that they are readable, could anyone who looked at them read them, or are they readable to you because you know the information on them?

    You can go to the website http://www.faa.gov and under the Licenses and Certificates tab, you can request a copy of your airman certificate (Airmen Certification) and your medical certificate (Medical Certification).

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