Table 5-7: Active Aviation Pilots and Flight Instructors: 2001

Table 5-7: Active Aviation Pilots and Flight Instructors: 2001

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State Total Students Airplane pilots2 Misc.3 Flight instructor4
Private Commercial Airline transport
Alabama 7,148 1,087 3,004 1,677 1,099 281 955
Alaska 8,415 791 3,526 2,120 1,901 77 1,117
Arizona 16,974 2,123 6,139 3,338 4,783 591 2,758
Arkansas 4,794 707 2,044 1,168 814 61 648
California 68,442 9,477 30,284 13,186 12,678 2,817 9,016
Colorado 17,406 2,279 6,185 3,139 5,193 610 2,667
Connecticut 6,204 832 2,562 972 1,630 208 869
Delaware 1,503 259 539 245 422 38 225
District of Columbia 457 80 192 97 63 25 52
Florida 47,420 6,301 16,009 10,170 14,048 892 7,324
Georgia 18,611 2,434 6,166 2,960 6,745 306 2,277
Hawaii 3,046 529 670 594 1,052 201 437
Idaho 4,330 508 2,053 948 727 94 558
Illinois 20,709 3,029 8,764 3,836 4,688 392 3,117
Indiana 11,453 1,694 5,588 2,052 1,974 145 1,537
Iowa 5,919 845 3,222 1,120 679 53 768
Kansas 8,398 1,175 4,079 1,744 1,299 101 1,231
Kentucky 6,596 942 2,291 1,098 2,187 78 935
Louisiana 5,756 799 2,207 1,433 1,068 249 687
Maine 3,055 418 1,445 619 543 30 380
Maryland 8,274 1,207 3,354 1,561 1,901 251 1,224
Massachusetts 9,266 1,422 4,397 1,643 1,473 331 1,203
Michigan 16,967 2,621 8,202 2,906 2,891 347 2,358
Minnesota 15,376 2,148 6,631 2,926 3,489 182 2,080
Mississippi 3,951 513 1,568 1,030 757 83 495
Missouri 10,592 1,381 4,753 2,006 2,299 153 1,560
Montana 3,571 463 1,672 893 476 67 451
Nebraska 4,031 609 1,995 868 533 26 423
Nevada 6,310 711 2,097 1,128 2,140 234 887
New Hampshire 4,207 451 1,518 682 1,452 104 633
New Jersey 10,967 1,638 4,673 1,830 2,438 388 1,524
New Mexico 4,421 708 1,805 978 784 146 542
New York 17,902 3,292 7,702 3,266 2,870 772 2,525
North Carolina 14,480 1,921 5,975 2,611 3,720 253 1,762
North Dakota 2,472 437 1,122 701 198 14 294
Ohio 18,959 2,702 8,486 3,349 4,022 400 2,914
Oklahoma 8,352 1,319 3,684 1,868 1,401 80 1,164
Oregon 9,668 1,457 4,808 1,923 1,211 269 1,178
Pennsylvania 17,812 2,526 7,465 3,102 4,196 523 2,594
Rhode Island 1,133 161 512 212 227 21 136
South Carolina 6,150 788 2,655 1,276 1,301 130 745
South Dakota 2,226 349 1,029 532 297 19 263
Tennessee 12,071 1,501 4,315 2,087 3,931 237 1,662
Texas 47,533 6,075 16,325 8,901 15,214 1,018 6,590
Utah 6,953 1,312 2,738 1,235 1,554 114 863
Vermont 1,435 203 668 252 254 58 161
Virginia 14,412 1,795 5,024 2,833 4,363 397 2,061
Washington 20,730 2,786 7,932 3,883 5,584 545 2,789
West Virginia 1,912 289 904 386 301 32 280
Wisconsin 11,055 1,621 5,541 1,873 1,926 94 1,499
Wyoming 1,773 234 873 352 285 29 211
United States, total 581,597 80,949 237,392 111,609 137,081 14,566 80,629

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 2001, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://api.hq.faa.gov/civilair2001/index.htm as of Oct. 28, 2003.