U.S. ACTIVE PILOTS

U.S. ACTIVE PILOTS

U.S. Active Pilot Cerfiticates (annual data)

U.S. Active Pilot Cerfiticates (annual data). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Average Age of Active Pilot (annual data)

Average Age of Active Pilot (annual data). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

NOTES: Airline Transport pilot- for aircraft engaged in air carrier service. Commercial airplane pilot- for aircraft carrying passengers for compensation or hire or for aircraft that is being operated for compensation or hire. Private airplane pilot- may not as as pilot-in-command of a/c that is carrying passengers for compensation or hire nor act as pilot-in-command in an a/c operated for compensation or hire.

Number of Active Pilot Certificates    1999       2000   
Private Airplane 258,749 251,561
Percent change from prewious year    4.66   -2.78
Airline Transport 137,642 141,596
Percent change from prewious year    2.25    2.87
Commercial Airplane 124,261 121,858
Percent change from prewious year    1.81   -1.93
Students  97,359  93,064
Percent change from prewious year   -0.39   -4.41
Average Age of U.S. Pilots    1999       2000   
Airline Transport  45.4  45.8
Percent change from prewious year  0.22  0.88
Total Pilots  43.6  43.7
Percent change from prewious year     0  0.23

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Policy and Plans, available at: http://www.api.faa.gov/civilair/Doclist.asp?ID=33