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Table B1 Population Estimates based on 2002-2003 Survey on FAA-sponsored Safety Seminar Programs

Table B1
Population Estimates based on 2002-2003 Survey on FAA-sponsored Safety Seminar Programs

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Q1 During the last 2 years, how many FAA-sponsored Safety Seminars did you attend? All ATP CP PP
  3324 1099 1128 1097
None 60% 80% 54% 53%
1 - 2 28% 13% 32% 34%
3 - 4 9% 5% 11% 10%
5 or more 3% 2% 3% 3%
Q2 Satisfaction with information received All ATP CP PP
  1605 347 631 627
Dissatisfied/very dissatisfied 2% 4% 1% 2%
Neither 8% 16% 6% 7%
Satisfied/very satisfied 90% 80% 93% 91%
Q3 For those who did not attend, main reason:
MARK ONLY ONE
All ATP CP PP
  1928 812 564 552
6 Receive training from my employer 32% 71% 23% 2%
1 Location is not convenient 21% 8% 22% 31%
2 Scheduled class time not convenient 15% 7% 18% 21%
3 Material is not relevant 4% 5% 5% 2%
5 Don't like training format 1% 0% 2% 2%
4 Instructors not knowledgeable 0% 0% 0% 0%
7 Some other reason 30% 12% 33% 44%
Q4 Current level of wings All ATP CP PP
  3304 1095 1120 1089
Aware but don't participate 51% 54% 54% 47%
Not familiar with 25% 30% 16% 26%
Participate 25% 16% 29% 27%
Q4 Of those in the program, current level is All ATP CP PP
  811 191 332 288
1 - 3 74% 58% 71% 81%
4 - 6 18% 28% 21% 13%
7 - 9 3% 6% 4% 2%
10 or higher 5% 8% 5% 4%
Q5A Participation in WINGS Progam makes pilots safer aviators. All ATP CP PP
  2976 950 1035 991
Disagree/strongly disagree 2% 3% 2% 2%
Neither 29% 35% 26% 27%
Agree/strongly agree 69% 63% 72% 71%
Q5B Have applied information received in Safety Seminars All ATP CP PP
  2783 869 988 926
Disagree/strongly disagree 5% 7% 4% 4%
Neither 40% 53% 37% 34%
Agree/strongly agree 55% 40% 59% 62%
Q5C FAA seminars increase safety awareness All ATP CP PP
  2904 922 1022 960
Disagree/strongly disagree 1% 1% 1% 1%
Neither 21% 30% 19% 17%
Agree/strongly agree 78% 69% 80% 81%
Q5D Information helped me to avoid an accident All ATP CP PP
  2723 846 973 904
Disagree/strongly disagree 14% 12% 12% 15%
Neither 68% 76% 67% 65%
Agree/strongly agree 18% 13% 21% 20%
Q6 Best way to receive information
MARK ONLY ONE
All ATP CP PP
  3326 1099 1128 1099
1 Newsletters/articles by regular mial 39% 42% 39% 37%
2 Email 20% 23% 22% 18%
6 Attending Safety Seminars with/speaker 17% 8% 17% 23%
7 Reviewing interactive websites 13% 16% 14% 11%
3 CD-ROM 7% 8% 5% 7%
4 Videotapes 6% 3% 6% 7%
5 Audio cassettes 0% 0% 0% 1%
Q7 Computer Access *
MARK ALL THAT APPLY
All ATP CP PP
  3326 1099 1128 1099
1 Have access to a computer at home 86% 87% 85% 85%
2 Have access to the Internet at home 84% 87% 84% 83%
4 Have access to email at home 83% 86% 82% 81%
5 Have access to a computer at work 57% 57% 57% 56%
6 Have access to the Internet at work 52% 47% 54% 53%
8 Have access to email at work 50% 42% 52% 53%
7 Have high-speed Internet connection at work 37% 28% 38% 41%
3 Have high-speed Internet connection at home 33% 35% 31% 33%
Q8 Seminar Topics: *
MARK ALL THAT APPLY
All ATP CP PP
  3326 1099 1128 1099
1 Aerodynamics 27% 30% 29% 24%
2 Aircraft Icing 47% 45% 49% 48%
3 Aircraft Maintenance 34% 21% 34% 41%
4 Aircraft Maintenance-Preventative 35% 20% 35% 43%
5 Aircraft Performance/Density Attitude 28% 20% 27% 34%
6 Aircraft Record Keeping 21% 19% 24% 21%
7 Airspace 47% 38% 49% 52%
8 ATC Communications 46% 25% 45% 59%
9 Balloons 3% 3% 5% 3%
10 Controlled Flight Into Terrain 28% 33% 25% 26%
11 Crash Survival (Land) 40% 27% 43% 46%
12 Crash Survival (Water) 29% 22% 29% 33%
13 Crew Resource Management 23% 36% 29% 13%
14 Currency-Skills Proficiency 38% 21% 40% 46%
15 Decision Making 36% 28% 38% 40%
16 Flight Planning 33% 19% 30% 44%
17 Fuel Management 18% 14% 20% 21%
18 Gliders 7% 7% 8% 7%
19 Human Factors 30% 33% 32% 27%
20 Mountain Flying 40% 28% 41% 47%
21 Multi-Engine Airplanes 24% 23% 36% 19%
22 Rotorcraft 9% 7% 14% 8%
23 Runway Safety 30% 25% 27% 33%
24 Single Pilot/IFR Flying 46% 25% 56% 53%
25 Stall Spin 26% 11% 23% 36%
26 Take Off And Landings 25% 13% 24% 33%
27 Towered Airport Operations 29% 12% 28% 40%
28 Visual Flight Rules (VFR) 26% 13% 23% 35%
29 Wake Turbulence 26% 26% 25% 27%
30 Weather 59% 44% 59% 68%
31 Specialty Seminars (e.g. Seaplanes, Agricultural Flying) 15% 13% 18% 14%
32 Event Operations (e.g. Oshkosh, Sun & Fun) 17% 13% 18% 19%
33 Other 8% 9% 9% 6%
Q9 Is piloting an aircraft your main source of income All ATP CP PP
  3293 1090 1116 1087
No 68% 18% 68% 97%
Yes 32% 82% 32% 3%
Q10 Do you own or co-own an aircraft All ATP CP PP
  3291 1087 1116 1088
No 61% 81% 62% 49%
Yes 39% 19% 38% 51%
Q11 What type of certificate do you hold
Based on info from Civil Airmen Registry
All ATP CP PP
  3326 1099 1128 1099
ATP 28% 28%    
CP 24%   24%  
PP 49%     49%
Q12 Types of pilot certificates *
MARK ALL THAT APPLY
All ATP CP PP
  3326 1099 1128 1099
Airplane 97% 99% 93% 98%
Rotorcraft 8% 13% 15% 2%
Lighter than air 1% 1% 3% 0%
Glider 6% 6% 9% 4%
Q13 Other Certifications *
MARK ALL THAT APPLY
All ATP CP PP
  3326 1099 1128 1099
None of the above 69% 44% 51% 92%
Certified Flight Instructor 22% 43% 41% 1%
Ground Instructor 10% 21% 18% 1%
Check Airman 4% 11% 2% 1%
Safety Counselor 2% 3% 2% 1%
Designated Pilot Examiner 1% 3% 1% 0%
Pilot Proficiency Examiner 1% 2% 0% 0%
Q14 Type of operator for whom you fly All ATP CP PP
  3272 1092 1109 1071
Not employed as a pilot 60% 11% 52% 92%
Employed as a pilot 40% 89% 48% 8%
Q14 Of those employed as pilots, *
MARK ALL THAT APPLY
All ATP CP PP
  1580 971 525 84
Major commercial airline 37% 57% 7% 2%
Corporate pilot 16% 19% 14% 7%
Flight school 15% 5% 33% 22%
Regional Airline 10% 10% 11% 7%
Air taxi 8% 8% 12% 1%
Other 23% 14% 37% 38%
Q15A Career Hours Flown All ATP CP PP
  3284 1084 1119 1081
Under 100 hours 4%     7%
101 - 500 30% 1% 13% 54%
501 - 1,000 14% 0% 19% 20%
1,001 - 3,000 17% 5% 37% 13%
3,001 - 10,000 21% 48% 24% 4%
Over 10,000 hours 15% 46% 6% 0%
Q15B Yearly hours flown All ATP CP PP
  3083 1046 1070 967
None 9% 4% 9% 12%
1 - 10 9% 1% 9% 14%
11 - 50 24% 4% 20% 38%
51 - 150 23% 9% 23% 31%
151 - 300 11% 18% 15% 4%
Over 300 hours 24% 63% 23% 1%
Q16 AGE All ATP CP PP
  3313 1093 1124 1096
Under 21 2% 0% 1% 3%
21-29 11% 3% 17% 12%
30-39 20% 26% 20% 16%
40-49 25% 30% 19% 25%
50-59 24% 30% 22% 21%
60 or older 19% 11% 21% 22%

NOTE: ATP = Airline Transport Pilots; CP = Commercial Pilots, PP = Private Pilots.

*Totals to more than 100% as respondents could select more than one response.