Current as of March 2011 (if not otherwise stated) Source: FAA U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics
Note: Certificate type (private, commercial, etc.) cannot be used to determine the number of "private pilots" or general aviation pilots. Many pilots who fly for personal business or pleasure earn higher FAA certificates or ratings for personal achievement. As a rule of thumb, about 20 percent of all pilots are actually employed full-time as pilots.
Updated Friday, March 25, 2011
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