The FAA will soon launch its thirty-ninth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey. Pilots who receive a postcard invitation to participate are strongly encouraged to do so because the confidential data collected offers the only source of information on the GA fleet and activity.
The GA Survey helps determine infrastructure funding and service needs, assess regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety. The survey also is used to prepare safety statistics and calculate the rate of accidents among GA aircraft.
Pilots who are invited to participate can complete the survey online or receive a survey form in the mail along with a postage-paid envelope.
Tetra Tech, the independent research firm conducting the GA Survey for the FAA, urges invited pilots to respond, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2016, you sold it, or the aircraft was damaged.
Responses are confidential, with the information to be used only for statistical purposes. It will not be published or released in any form that would identify an individual participant.