Table 5-8: Active Aviation Pilots and Flight Instructors: 2005

Table 5-8: Active Aviation Pilots and Flight Instructors: 2005

Excel | CSV

State Total Students Airplane pilots2 Misc.3  Flight instructor4
Private Commercial Airline transport
Alabama 7,330 1,053 3,026 2,006 1,241 4 1,069
Alaska 8,550 869 3,517 2,144 2,018 2 1,217
Arizona 19,701 2,873 7,107 4,486 5,232 3 3,459
Arkansas 5,103 788 2,130 1,321 863 1 692
California 67,850 10,672 31,062 14,248 11,852 16 9,074
Colorado 17,952 2,239 6,650 3,879 5,177 7 3,078
Connecticut 5,927 718 2,619 1,075 1,512 3 874
Delaware 1,431 248 524 274 385 0 237
District of Columbia 457 83 224 81 69 0 49
Florida 49,367 7,270 16,528 10,912 14,632 25 8,127
Georgia 19,473 2,463 6,591 3,497 6,911 11 2,767
Hawaii 3,193 459 796 854 1,084 0 568
Idaho 4,720 638 2,193 1,108 778 3 628
Illinois 19,694 2,811 8,164 4,111 4,591 17 3,322
Indiana 11,162 1,615 5,190 2,247 2,100 10 1,747
Iowa 5,958 861 3,121 1,287 684 5 832
Kansas 7,647 979 3,668 1,709 1,281 10 1,303
Kentucky 6,881 900 2,185 1,312 2,480 4 1,181
Louisiana 5,388 763 1,995 1,521 1,106 3 731
Maine 2,944 395 1,389 624 534 2 363
Maryland 8,384 1,526 3,395 1,673 1,785 5 1,239
Massachusetts 8,720 1,406 4,148 1,708 1,453 5 1,219
Michigan 16,674 2,495 7,920 3,367 2,875 17 2,434
Minnesota 14,247 1,682 6,104 3,129 3,320 12 2,370
Mississippi 4,222 636 1,663 1,067 849 7 564
Missouri 10,270 1,294 4,468 2,277 2,225 6 1,666
Montana 3,902 560 1,776 1,024 539 3 542
Nebraska 3,690 497 1,793 866 527 7 466
Nevada 6,856 803 2,448 1,454 2,147 4 1,098
New Hampshire 4,275 483 1,561 797 1,428 6 693
New Jersey 10,532 1,658 4,552 2,033 2,282 7 1,571
New Mexico 5,194 694 2,319 1,401 776 4 612
New York 17,571 3,246 7,829 3,629 2,831 36 2,646
North Carolina 14,325 1,843 5,852 2,844 3,775 11 1,961
North Dakota 2,335 347 1,023 760 204 1 404
Ohio 18,277 2,433 8,113 3,664 4,026 41 3,035
Oklahoma 8,268 1,293 3,499 2,098 1,374 4 1,231
Oregon 9,471 1,291 4,685 2,248 1,241 6 1,340
Pennsylvania 17,806 2,608 7,540 3,509 4,121 28 2,690
Rhode Island 1,154 181 517 242 214 0 154
South Carolina 6,455 921 2,732 1,382 1,415 5 843
South Dakota 2,240 297 1,030 606 303 4 343
Tennessee 12,075 1,476 4,198 2,339 4,052 10 1,854
Texas 47,196 6,256 16,484 9,535 14,910 11 7,135
Utah 7,756 1,298 2,944 1,830 1,683 1 1,265
Vermont 1,423 173 671 312 265 2 180
Virginia 14,708 2,209 5,162 3,144 4,180 13 2,237
Washington 20,391 2,637 7,856 4,325 5,566 7 3,077
West Virginia 1,846 269 855 396 323 3 285
Wisconsin 10,705 1,462 5,222 1,990 2,015 16 1,638
Wyoming 1,889 265 920 404 299 1 253
United States, total 586,304 83,577 238,736 125,437 138,139 415 88,723

1An active pilot is a person who holds a pilot certificate and a valid medical certificate issued within the last 25 months.

2Includes pilots with an airplane only certificate and those with an airplane and a helicopter and/or glider certificate.

3Includes helicopter, glider, and recreational pilots. Does not include pilots holding an airplane certificate. A recreational pilot may fly no more than one passenger in a light, single engine aircraft with no more than four seats during good weather and daylight hours and, unless authorized, no more than 50 miles from the home airport.

4Not included in total. A flight instructor must hold a flight instructor certificate in addition to a pilot certificate.

NOTE: Excludes U.S. military personnel holding civilian certificates who are stationed in a foreign country and pilots in U.S. territories.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 2005 U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics, table 5, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/aviation_data_statistics/civil_airmen_statistics/2005/ as of Sept. 26, 2006.