Pilot statistics

Pilot Statistics

Below are United States statistics as of December 31, 2019, as reported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
 
Pilot type
Student197,665
Private161,105
Sport6,467
Recreation 127
Commercial100,863
Airline transport164,947
Rotorcraft14,248
Glider19,143
Total pilots664,565
 
Miscellaneous statistics
Female pilots52,740
Average pilot age44.2
Flight Instructor
    Pilot certificates
113,445
Instrument ratings314,168