Vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1515 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
It would almost impossible to calculate all the aircraft in the air at any given time I heard from somewhere that in their heyday that there was a PA aircraft departing or arriving at an airport around the world every 5 seconds. and thats just one airline.
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AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Not to mention all the military flights, general aviation flights, etc...
But if you are just talking commercial, Star Alliance alone generally has about 1000-1500 planes up in the air at any given time, and that's just one alliance. It's probably upwards of 10,000 but Star Alliance is pretty big though. But if I had to guess, I'd say roughly 10,000.