The mail today brought my United States Pilot's Licence, issued for both land and sea operations after completing my Sea Rating there last month. "Whist Airman Certificates in the United States have been printed on paper since 1926, the century of extraordinary accomplishments in powered flight is now represented by a bold new look printed on composite plastic" smart cards, according to the accompanying letter. "The front of the card depicts the qualities of the human spirit that made the first controlled powered flight, in the 1903 Wright Flyer, a reality. The back of the card depicts Wilbur and Orville Wright and the 1902 Wright Glider. The hologram of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seal, coloured graphics and other features make this certificate worthy of the Civil Aviation Registry's efforts to celebrate aviation and help chart the next century of flight."
"We hope you will carry your certificate with pride as it represents your accomplishments and privileges and our commitment to the aviation community", the letter concludes.
Woo hoo!! Thanks guys, really appreciated and I am very proud of the card and everything it represents.