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The FAA Needs Your Help

FAA LogoMarch 3, 2016 - The FAA has announced that the 38th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2015 is underway, and they’re asking for your help in providing accurate information on aviation activity and safety.

The FAA’s annual GA Survey is the primary source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use general aviation aircraft. The data gathered helps determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assesses the impact of regulatory changes, and measures aviation safety. The GA Survey is also used to prepare safety statistics and calculate the rate of accidents among general aviation aircraft.

Previous years’ survey results can be found here

You can complete the survey online, or a survey form will be mailed to you along with a postage-paid envelope.

Why does the FAA think your participation is important?

  • They need your help so that they can prepare accurate estimates of aviation safety. Data from this survey are used to calculate fatal accident rates for general aviation and Part 135 aircraft.
  • They’re asking everyone to please respond, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2015, you sold it, or the aircraft was damaged.
  • Your responses are confidential. The group conducting the survey, Tetra Tech, is an independent research firm that works 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 The information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Tetra Tech toll-free at 1-800-826-1797 or e-mail


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