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Participation Requested for Annual GA Activity Survey


June 6, 2013 - The 35th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2012 is beginning this month. The survey is the only source of information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use their aircraft.

The data helps determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety. The GA Survey is also used to prepare safety statistics and calculate the GA accident rate.

A sample of pilots will receive a postcard invitation to participate in this survey this month. We are asking that only members who receive a postcard invitation complete the survey. You can complete the survey online, or a survey form will be mailed to you along with a postage-paid envelope.

Why is your participation important?

  • Your help is needed to prepare accurate estimates of aviation safety. Data from this survey are used to calculate fatal accident rates for general aviation and Part 135 aircraft.
  • Please respond, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2012, you sold it, or the plane was damaged.
  • Your responses are confidential. Tetra Tech is an independent research firm that conducts the GA Survey on behalf of the FAA. The information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant.
  • A short version of the survey form is available for owners of multiple aircraft. Your time is valuable. If you own three or more aircraft and receive several surveys, please contact Tetra Tech.

Questions? Own three or more aircraft? Please contact Tetra Tech toll-free at 800-826-1797 or e-mail infoaviationsurvey@tetratech.com.


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