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. If you do not replace your paper certificate on or before March 31, 2013, you will no longer be able to exercise your privileges! As a matter of fact, if you currently have only a paper pilot certificate you are not legal to fly until you get the plastic one. The grace period for pilots was up a year ago.
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!