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FAA stresses importance of GA survey data

The FAA is urging pilots who received a postcard invitation to help the agency gather accurate information on aviation activity and safety in calendar year 2014 by participating in the thirty-seventh General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey).

Participants may respond to the survey online or via a survey form sent by mail. The first mailings of the current survey were sent the week of April 13.

The annual GA Survey is the only source of information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use GA aircraft. Survey data help to determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety.

The GA Survey is also used to prepare safety statistics and calculate the rate of accidents among GA aircraft.

Previous years’ survey results can be found on the FAA’s website.

Everyone who receives an invitation to participate is encouraged to do so, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2014, or sold it, or if the aircraft was damaged.

Responses are confidential. Tetra Tech, the independent research firm that conducts the GA Survey on behalf of the FAA, will use survey information only for statistical purposes. Data will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant.

If you have further questions, please contact Tetra Tech toll-free at 800-826-1797 or by email.

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