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Expired Paper License

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I have a private Pilots license.  I have not flown in 20 years and now looking at getting back into it.  I have found that paper license expired in 2010.  Well it is 2011 and I never got the credit card type...Is my license still Valid??? Someone Please HELP... Can not find ANY information on this....

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Jim

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Oct 19, 2011

    Yes, it is still valid.  61.19 only says that you cannot excercise privileges after March 31, 2010.  You can request a replacement (which will be plastic) over the internet, on the FAA website.  If your certificate number is your Social Security number, there is no charge to get the replacement.  Otherwise, it will cost you $2.00.  Alternatively, you can spend probably more that $2.00 to drive to the nearest FSDO and the replacement will be processed at no charge.

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  2. CFI Academy on Oct 24, 2011

    Just one more thing to add to the above answer – if you do decide to spend more than $2.00 to drive to the local FSDO and not wait 2-3 weeks for it to come in the mail; call ahead. FSDO usually would not process it “walk in” (even though many times they do, they are not required to though). So just call ahead and set up an appointment.

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