If you have already replaced your paper pilot certificate, then this message is not for you. On the other hand, if your pilot certificate is still printed on paper, please read carefully.
The FAA is under a mandate to replace all paper certificates with plastic certificates. In fact, paper pilot certificates have already expired!
If you are a mechanic, on the other hand, and do not replace your paper certificate on or before March 31, 2013, you will no longer be able to exercise your privileges!
All certificated Airmen, including mechanics, repairmen, pilots, etc., are required to replace their paper copy with a plastic copy, or they will no longer be able to exercise the privileges of that certificate.
The best way to get a new replacement certificate is to follow the instructions at http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/certificate_replacement/.
The replacement cost is $2.00, unless you still have your Social Security Number on your certificate and you ask to have it removed.
Avoid the Rush! Apply today!