The FAA's 2005 General Aviation and Air Taxi Activity and Avionics Survey is now under way. The survey is the only source for important information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, avionics equipage, and the reasons people use GA and non-scheduled Part 135 aircraft. Because of the unique characteristics of the Alaskan region, all of the Alaska-based aircraft have been selected to participate in the 2005 survey, which is critical for calculating accident rates and helping to determine funding for infrastructure and service needs. Accurate representation benefits the entire Alaska aviation community but requires full participation to achieve these goals. So keep your eyes open for a postcard or letter inviting you to take part in this study.
April 7, 2006