U.S. ACTIVE PILOTS

U.S. ACTIVE PILOTS

U.S. Active Pilot Cerfiticates (annual data)

U.S. Active Pilot Cerfiticates (annual data)

Average Age of Active Pilot (annual data)

Average Age of Active Pilot (annual data)

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 previous year    4.66   -2.78
Airline Transport 137,642 141,596
Percent change from previous year    2.25    2.87
Commercial Airplane 124,261 121,858
Percent change from previous year    1.81   -1.93
Students  97,359  93,064
Percent change from previous year   -0.39   -4.41
Average Age of U.S. Pilots 1999 2000
Airline Transport    45.4    45.8
Percent change from previous year    0.22    0.88
Total Pilots    43.6    43.7
Percent change from previous 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