May 19, 2005
So it finally turned up today -- that little piece of plastic that officially says that the FAA really thinks I'm OK to fly IFR in single engine light planes. I'm impressed by the new license (sorry, certificate): the old one was just a pathetic bit of cardboard that wouldn't impress anyone and that you had to laminate if you wanted it to last more than six months; the new one's a plastic card the same size as my driver's license with some rather nice-looking artwork on it. Cool. Maybe people will start believing I really am a pilot when I wave this one around :-).