FLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2547 times:
Every time rent a C172 and fly solo, I feel special and think, "How many people get to do this awesome thing called flying a plane?" Even many solos afterwards, I still get that nice you're-doing-something-special feeling
Anyways, what's the worlwide (Fixed wing) world pilot population? What about broken down to categories? (GA, ATP, cargo etc)
MrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 911 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2539 times:
I'm not too sure about worldwide pilot population, but I remember reading that in Canada and the United States, approximately 1 person in 440 holds some sort of pilot lisence. Of those, about 15% are commerical aeroplane pilots of some kind (CPL or ATPL).
Starlionblue From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2004, 15867 posts, RR: 66 Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
Quoting MrChips (Reply 1): I'm not too sure about worldwide pilot population, but I remember reading that in Canada and the United States, approximately 1 person in 440 holds some sort of pilot lisence. Of those, about 15% are commerical aeroplane pilots of some kind (CPL or ATPL).
So, about 1 person in 2600 is a commerical pilot.
That would be in the US and Canada. I bet it's much lower in the rest of the world.
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SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 71 Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 2455 times:
Quoting CALPilot (Reply 2): A few years ago I read in AOPA there are approx. 600,000 pilots of all levels in the USA.
I wonder if they included only "active" pilots, for example, those with a current medical, or all certificates issued. I'd have thought the number to be in excess of a million for the US. I know many people with at least a private license who have not flown an airplane in thirty years. The US Army trained maybe a hundred thousand helicopter pilots in the late 1960s. Only a handful of these guys are still active but they are pilots for sure.
Also, I'd expect Alaska to have the highest concentration of pilots in the US.
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