Table 5-8: Active Aviation Pilots and Flight Instructors: 2010

Table 5-8: Active Aviation Pilots and Flight Instructors: 2010

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State Total Students Airplane pilots2 Misc.3 Flight instructor4
Private Commercial Airline transport
Alabama 7,728 1,363 2,801 2,234 1,286 44 1,228
Alaska 8,382 1,085 3,158 1,961 2,139 39 1,287
Arizona 20,585 4,544 6,205 4,518 5,224 94 3,650
Arkansas 5,145 1,019 1,953 1,281 837 55 727
California 64,529 12,421 27,008 13,503 11,338 259 9,386
Colorado 17,819 2,589 5,857 3,846 5,457 70 3,419
Connecticut 5,619 910 2,262 1,025 1,407 15 867
Delaware 1,439 306 470 294 362 7 237
District of Columbia 566 141 248 105 71 1 60
Florida 51,671 10,917 14,857 10,727 14,841 329 8,805
Georgia 19,495 3,152 5,871 3,564 6,788 120 3,105
Hawaii 3,153 583 718 846 995 11 582
Idaho 5,059 896 2,108 1,147 858 50 775
Illinois 18,601 3,297 6,808 3,812 4,502 182 3,447
Indiana 10,621 1,897 4,340 2,172 2,049 163 1,738
Iowa 5,695 1,023 2,742 1,176 685 69 824
Kansas 7,449 1,222 3,244 1,643 1,287 53 1,404
Kentucky 6,377 976 1,859 1,169 2,330 43 1,137
Louisiana 5,853 1,191 1,978 1,538 1,102 44 846
Maine 2,682 437 1,132 563 511 39 383
Maryland 8,256 1,952 2,943 1,581 1,720 60 1,252
Massachusetts 8,399 1,666 3,590 1,599 1,504 40 1,227
Michigan 15,267 2,547 6,332 3,275 2,940 173 2,475
Minnesota 13,132 1,910 4,901 2,770 3,469 82 2,451
Mississippi 4,530 1,080 1,429 1,073 920 28 665
Missouri 9,707 1,711 3,743 2,036 2,128 89 1,610
Montana 4,102 758 1,722 1,007 596 19 661
Nebraska 3,692 772 1,509 826 557 28 498
Nevada 7,008 1,057 2,234 1,583 2,115 19 1,234
New Hampshire 3,825 484 1,305 689 1,316 31 673
New Jersey 9,801 1,917 3,736 1,868 2,245 35 1,635
New Mexico 5,053 963 2,044 1,303 703 40 608
New York 17,449 4,242 6,761 3,493 2,833 120 2,620
North Carolina 14,703 2,552 5,368 2,836 3,853 94 2,191
North Dakota 2,998 633 1,117 993 247 8 461
Ohio 16,801 2,777 6,620 3,339 3,888 177 3,028
Oklahoma 8,673 2,276 3,153 1,846 1,355 43 1,258
Oregon 9,761 1,945 4,193 2,287 1,275 61 1,512
Pennsylvania 17,049 3,234 6,382 3,239 4,052 142 2,744
Rhode Island 1,037 203 393 229 204 8 151
South Carolina 6,676 1,189 2,435 1,411 1,602 39 952
South Dakota 2,262 393 906 604 316 43 377
Tennessee 12,071 1,826 3,745 2,349 4,083 68 2,009
Texas 50,932 9,807 16,148 9,880 14,848 249 7,996
Utah 8,589 1,902 2,772 2,068 1,804 43 1,502
Vermont 1,342 209 579 277 262 15 182
Virginia 15,038 2,902 4,925 3,154 3,970 87 2,380
Washington 20,523 3,618 7,176 4,204 5,404 121 3,324
West Virginia 1,916 423 805 364 295 29 265
Wisconsin 10,135 1,713 4,469 1,770 2,014 169 1,603
Wyoming 2,001 409 873 412 294 13 269
United States, total 581,196 109,039 209,927 121,489 136,881 3,860 93,720

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, U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics 2010 , 5, available at http://www.faa.gov/data_research/aviation_data_statistics/civil_airmen_statistics/ as of April 27, 2012.