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VOLUME 5  AIRMAN CERTIFICATION

CHAPTER 1  DIRECTION, GUIDANCE, AND PROCEDURES FOR TITLE 14 CFR PARTS 121/135 AND GENERAL AVIATION

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Section 5  Issue a Temporary Airman Certificate

Source Basis: Section 61.17, Temporary Certificate.

5-111    GENERAL. This section provides general guidance to prepare and issue Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 8060-4, Temporary Airman Certificate. A Temporary Airman Certificate may result from any of the following applications:

    FAA Form 8710-1, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application.

    FAA Form 8710-11, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application—Sport Pilot.

    FAA Form 8710-13, Remote Pilot Certificate and/or Rating Application.

NOTE:  Specific tasks within Volume 5 detail limitations that may appear on FAA Form 8060-4.

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5-112    TEMPORARY AIRMAN CERTIFICATES. A Temporary Airman Certificate should be issued each time a pilot certificate is issued or amended. This occurs when an applicant meets all requirements for a certificate or rating. This may occur after a practical test, or in certain circumstances without a practical test. The Temporary Airman Certificate may also be issued for changes in personal data such as citizenship, name, or gender. The Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) system creates a Temporary Airman Certificate as part of the electronic application process. For more information on IACRA, see Volume 5, Chapter 2, Section 4.

A.    Duration.

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1)    A Temporary Airman Certificate or temporary rating is issued for up to 120 days, at which time a permanent certificate will be issued to a person whom the Administrator finds qualified. A Temporary Airman Certificate or temporary rating expires 120 days from the date of issuance shown on the certificate, upon receipt of the permanent certificate, or upon receipt of a notice that the certificate or rating sought is denied or revoked. FAA Form 8060-4 lists conditions of issuance as follows:

    Upon the receipt of a certificate of greater duration to replace it;

    Upon a finding by the FAA that an error has been made in its issuance;

    Upon a finding by the FAA that it was issued illegally or as a result of fraud or misrepresentation;

    Upon the refusal or failure by the holder to accomplish a flight check by a Flight Standards inspector, if so requested; and

    In any case, at the expiration of 120 days from date of issuance.

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2)    If after 120 days the applicant has not received the permanent certificate, only an aviation safety inspector (ASI) or aviation safety technician (AST) may issue another Temporary Airman Certificate. If a pilot certificate is delayed at a Safety Assurance office for the correction of errors (or otherwise) and the Temporary Airman Certificate has less than 30 days of validity, the ASI or AST who forwards the file shall, at that time, issue a new Temporary Airman Certificate for an additional 120-day period. The ASI or AST must not reissue a Temporary Airman Certificate without prior clearance from the Airmen Certification Branch. This step precludes the inadvertent extension of an improperly issued Temporary Airman Certificate or a Temporary Airman Certificate issued to a person subject to a stop order. Do not send the second temporary certificate to the Airmen Certification Branch.
3)    If a designee issued the original FAA Form 8060-4, the ASI or AST must telephone the designee whose name appears on the original Temporary Airman Certificate to verify that the designee issued the original certificate. The reissued Temporary Airman Certificate shall have the new date of issuance and any limitations from the original Temporary Airman Certificate.
4)    A reissued Temporary Airman Certificate is also valid for 120 days. If further delay occurs, the airman should contact the responsible Safety Assurance office before the expiration date on the Temporary Airman Certificate. The Safety Assurance office inspector shall query the Airmen Certification Branch on the status of the permanent certificate.
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B.    Handwritten Temporary Airman Certificate. An ASI or AST who has no access to a typewriter or computer may issue a handwritten Temporary Airman Certificate, provided the ASI, AST, or designee prints all necessary information legibly. The ASI or AST issues the handwritten copy to the applicant, but a typed copy must be prepared and sent to the Airmen Certification Branch as part of any paper certification file.

C.    Temporary Airman Certificate Preparation. When using the IACRA system, the application processing and printing of any Temporary Airman Certificate is controlled by software. When processing a paper application that creates the need for a paper Temporary Airman Certificate, the Safety Assurance office forwards the original FAA Form 8060-4 and the paper FAA Form 8710-1, FAA Form 8710-11, or FAA Form 8710-13, along with accompanying documentation as appropriate, to the Airmen Certification Branch for processing. The ASI or AST provides the applicant with a copy of the Temporary Airman Certificate filled out as follows:

1)    Sections I and II of FAA Form 8060-4 are preprinted.
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2)    In section III, enter the applicant’s preexisting airman certificate number. All previously certificated applicants, including student pilots, have an existing certificate number assigned by the Airmen Certification Branch. Indicate the same certificate number on the Temporary Airman Certificate if the applicant requests the old number and presents proof of the previous certificate, and if the certificate number can be verified by contacting the Airmen Certification Branch.
a)    For flight instructor certificates, assign the same number as the corresponding pilot certificate with the suffix “CFI.”
b)    Uncertificated applicants who present an application for a Student Pilot Certificate or a Remote Pilot Certificate receive their Temporary and Permanent Airman Certificates directly from the Airmen Certification Branch. In those cases, the Airmen Certification Branch assigns the certificate number and issues the certificate. For national security reasons, an ASI or AST must not issue a Temporary Airman Certificate to a previously uncertificated airman.
3)    In section IV, enter the applicant’s name exactly as it appears on the application. “NMI” (for “no middle initial”) or “NMN” (for “no middle name”) are not used on FAA Form 8060-4.
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4)    In section V, enter the applicant’s address as it appears on the application.
5)    In section VI, enter the applicant’s personal identification information as it appears on the application.
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6)    In section VII, the applicant signs the Temporary Airman Certificate in ink on both the original and the copy of the Temporary Airman Certificate.
7)    FAA Form 8060-4 does not have a section numbered VIII.
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8)    In section IX, indicate the certificate type (e.g., sport pilot, recreational pilot, private pilot, commercial pilot, airline transport pilot, remote pilot, ground instructor, or flight instructor).
9)    FAA Form 8060-4 does not have a section numbered XI.
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10)    In section XII, list the ratings associated with the certificate.
11)    In section XIII, indicate any limitations associated with the certificate or rating.
12)    Check the appropriate box for either original issuance or reissuance of the certificate grade. If an airman certificate has been superseded, enter the date the superseded certificate was issued.
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13)    In section X, indicate the date of issuance and sign the certificate.
a)    Indicate the routing code of the Safety Assurance office (e.g., SO-15 for the Orlando Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)) and your pilot certificate number. Designation expiration dates do not apply to inspectors.
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b)    Sign in ink on both the original and the copy of the Temporary Airman Certificate. Type or print legibly your name beneath the signature.

D.    Use of More Than One FAA Form 8060-4 for Additional Space. If an applicant holds more ratings and limitations than can be properly placed on one FAA Form 8060-4, use more than one form. Fully identify and describe the holder on each page and show the number of forms comprising the complete certificate (see Figure 5-12, Sample FAA Form 8060-4 Showing Multiple Ratings).

E.    Limitations. Airman certificates may bear certain operating limitations. The airman may not perform the operation being limited until the airman satisfactorily demonstrates the ability to do so. Limitations for various situations can be found in the related tasks dealing with specific certificates or ratings. Following are some general considerations concerning limitations:

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1)    All applicants must meet the FAA Aviation English Language Standard (AELS) at the time of application, as well as during each testing event. For more information on AELS and specific processes involved with AELS, see Volume 5, Chapter 14, Section 1 and refer to Advisory Circular (AC) 60-28, FAA English Language Standard for an FAA Certificate Issued Under 14 CFR Parts 61, 63, 65, and 107. These references also contain information regarding limitations for an applicant who is unable to meet the English language standards due to medical reasons (e.g., hearing impairment).
2)    A pilot certificate with a glider rating is issued without any limitations related to launch type. Refer to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.31(j) for the requirements to act as pilot in command (PIC) of a glider using ground-tow, aerotow, or self-launch procedures. Pilots with a launch type limitation shall continue to hold those limitations until that pilot upgrades launch privileges, at which time the pilot may surrender his or her pilot certificate for a new certificate without the limitations. The holder of a glider rating issued prior to August 4, 1997, is considered to be in compliance with § 61.31(j) for the launch method(s) in which the pilot is qualified.

F.    File Disposition. Accomplish the following:

1)    Have the applicant review the information on the Temporary Airman Certificate to ensure accuracy.
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2)    Thoroughly review the certification file, particularly the Temporary Airman Certificate, for correct wording of limitations. Make sure:

    No privileges have been removed.

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    No authorizations have been issued for which the applicant is not eligible.

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3)    Keep in mind what ratings the applicant walked in with, what is applied for, and what ratings should be issued upon successful completion of any required tests. For example:

APPLICANT HAS

APPLYING FOR

IF PASSES, SHOULD GET

Airline Transport Pilot

Airplane Multiengine Land

B-747, CE-500

Commercial Pilot Privileges

Airplane Single-Engine Land

Private Pilot Privileges Glider

Commercial Glider

Airline Transport Pilot

Airplane Multiengine Land

B-747, CE-500

Commercial Pilot Privileges

Airplane Single-Engine Land

Glider

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4)    Direct questions concerning ratings and limitations previously shown on a certificate or how to show the ratings and limitations to the Airmen Certification Branch.
5)    Sign the application only after being satisfied that the applicant is qualified, the correct certificate and ratings are on the Temporary Airman Certificate, and the accompanying file is accurate and complete. The Airmen Certification Branch returns files containing errors or discrepancies to the endorsing inspector for amendment or correction.
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6)    After determining that the applicant meets all eligibility requirements, issue a Temporary Airman Certificate with appropriate category and class ratings and any necessary limitations.
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7)    Endorse the applicant’s logbook as necessary and return personal documents, such as the medical certificate.
8)    Forward the completed paper FAA Form 8710-1, FAA Form 8710-11, or FAA Form 8710-13; the original Temporary Airman Certificate; the knowledge test report; and any other supporting documents to the Airmen Certification Branch. Do not send the superseded pilot certificate with the file, but dispose of it in accordance with current guidance.
9)    It is essential that certification files reach the Airmen Certification Branch promptly to permit issuance of permanent certificates before the 120 days expire.
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10)    An ASI or AST who creates a certification file, accepts a certification file from a designee, or accepts a certification file from an approved 14 CFR part 141 pilot school that holds examining authority, is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the file.
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Figure 5-12.  Sample FAA Form 8060-4 Showing Multiple Ratings

Figure 5-12. Sample FAA Form 8060-4 Showing Multiple Ratings

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Figure 5-12.  Sample FAA Form 8060-4 Showing Multiple Ratings (Continued)

Figure 5-12. Sample FAA Form 8060-4 Showing Multiple Ratings (Continued)

RESERVED. Paragraphs 5-113 through 5-130.