NEWS ARTICLE: Meet the artist who designed your certificate
To most pilots and other users of the FAA’s services, the individuals, who perform all of the tasks so necessary to make the US skies the safest in the world, are faceless, anonymous individuals. AOPA’s article on Bryan Dahlvang brings some life to the guy who designed the FAA pilot certificate. This USAF combat computer operator, who changed his career direction by going to college under the GI Bill benefits, was the creator of the artwork for the highly desirable ticket. He mentions that an earlier draft included an image of an airplane manufactured in Toulouse, France, but that someone guided him away from a foreign product.
The real point is that the FAA offices are populated by an extraordinary cadre of dedicated, qualified individuals. Bryan is a good example of the typical FAA professional.