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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Pilot picture ID


Thread: [Acro] Pilot picture ID

Message: [Acro] Pilot picture ID

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From: Dave Swartz <djswartz at>

Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 02:45:04 UTC



I'm surprised to hear that EAA is supporting a change to the current FAA 
license document to include picture ID rather than supporting the AOPA 
initiative to simply require pilots carry other picture ID.  I would guess that 
most pilots carry their drivers license with them whenever they fly anyway.  A 
federal program to include pictures on pilot licenses sounds unnecessary and 
expensive to me.  Currently our licenses do not require any kind of renewal 
(separate from the required Medical).  If pictures are added, I suspect we will 
be burdened with some periodic renewal and cost.  When one solution has cost 
and complexity and another solution has no cost and no complexity, I can't see 
supporting the more complicated solution.

Dave Swartz
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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