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Amateur-Built Hours Flown Up, Accident Rate Down

EAA Report to Homebuilders outlines stats, resources

Report to Homebuilders

March 17, 2011 — The growth of amateur-built aircraft and the continued decline in the fatal accident rate are among the information now available from the new EAA Report to Homebuilders, which was posted to the EAA website this week.

The four-page PDF document is a summary of data collected from FAA and NTSB sources, EAA’s increasing number of resources for aircraft builders, and other highlights of interest from EAA.

 “There are also challenges to the homebuilt community,” EAA President Rod Hightower wrote in the report’s introduction. “Ensuring that the high standards of safety are maintained and enhanced must be a priority for all of us.”

With more than 32,000 amateur-built aircraft now on the FAA register, this segment of aviation has been the only area that has shown consistent growth over the past 15 years.

The Report to Homebuilders, which will likely be further expanded in future years with additional information, is also part of EAA’s continuing effort to maintain a thorough, accurate database for the benefits of the homebuilt community and all of GA.

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