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7 people you didnt know were pilots7 people you didnt know were pilots

Anthony Edwards

There really are not very many active civilian pilots in the United States—only 593,499 on December 31, 2014, as estimated by the FAA. That’s a mere 0.186 percent of the 2014 U.S. population (318.9 million). Put another way, only about one person in 537 holds a pilot certificate. Despite the small numbers, however, it’s often surprising to find that people you never dreamed might be pilots, actually are pilots. For example:

Jill W. Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Topics: Pilots

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