Greetings. This is my first post and I don’t think it’s a question that’s been already asked here, but I apologise in advance if it’s been covered and somehow I missed it. Coming from a British background, I am very curious if anyone knows if the FAA’s Celestial Navigation certificate is still issued? I recall reading in* Flying* magazine circa 1989 when I was a student an op-ed by one of their editors which stated less than twenty certificates had been issued that year. I would imagine the demand now is even less, but it seems the cert is still on the books, but I wonder how one would go about getting one? Firstly, you’d have to find an instructor who was up on celestial nav and an examiner who is also. Most CFIs/CFIIs I know are perfectly unaware that the rating (apparently) is still valid. More surprisingly, I cannot find any clear info from the FAA itself on the topic.
I have read this discussion on Airline Pilot Forums but would love to hear any further info anyone here may have: