|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.
|Quoting CALPilot (Reply 2):|
A few years ago I read in AOPA there are approx. 600,000 pilots of all levels in the USA.
|Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 5):|
The thing that surprises me the most is the number of recreational pilots! Wow!
|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 4):|
I'd have thought the number to be in excess of a million for the US.
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