The FAA is asking for help on the thirty-eighth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, covering calendar year 2015. The annual survey serves as the only source of information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use GA aircraft.
The data will be used to determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety. It also will be used to calculate fatal accident rates for GA and Part 135 aircraft.
The aircraft owners selected to complete this year’s survey will receive a postcard invitation to participate in the survey soon. It can be completed online, or a survey form will be mailed along with a postage-paid envelope. The FAA requests that those who receive a postcard fill out the survey even if an aircraft wasn’t flown in 2015, or was sold or damaged.
The survey is being conducted on behalf of the FAA by Pasadena, California-based Tetra Tech, an independent research firm. The information gathered in the survey will be used for statistical purposes only . It will not be published or released in any form that identifies any participants.
For questions, please email Tetra Tech or call 800/826-1797.
Previous years’ survey results can be found here.