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How was your flying last year?

The FAA wants to know

The FAA’s forty-fifth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is open and collecting information on the GA fleet, hours flown, and the ways people used GA aircraft in 2022.

Photo by Mike Fizer.

Those selected to participate will receive an email or postcard invitation to complete the survey online. A mailed survey with a prepaid postage return envelope will be sent to those not doing the survey online. The survey, conducted by Tetra Tech, takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

As in years past, information collected from the survey will be used by government agencies and industry leaders to calculate safety metrics like accident rates; understand GA’s impact on the economy; track the success of safety initiatives, including avionics recommendations; determine funding for infrastructure and service needs; and assess impacts of regulatory changes.

To get the most out of the survey, the FAA and aviation industry need accurate data from a large range of aircraft, and each year the owners of more than 80,000 aircraft, or about 30 percent of the GA fleet, are invited to participate. Though participation is voluntary those invited are encouraged to respond to the survey, so all aviation activity is represented.

Invitees who did not fly their aircraft, who sold their aircraft, or whose aircraft sustained damage in 2022 are also encouraged to participate in the survey. An abbreviated survey is available for owners/operators with three or more aircraft.

All responses to the the survey are confidential, and the information provided will be used for statistical purposes only. Responses will not be published or released in any way that would reveal an individual participant. If you have additional questions, contact Tetra Tech at 800-826-1797 or via email.

Niki Britton

eMedia Content Producer
eMedia Content Producer Niki Britton joined AOPA in 2021. She is a private pilot who enjoys flying her 1969 Cessna 182 and taking aerial photographs.
Topics: Advocacy, FAA Information and Services, FAA Funding

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