Welcome to the October Issue of The BAC Bulletin & DA News! In many respects, it’s a great time to be a pilot, especially if you enjoy being busy as the FAA predicts the number of generall aviation hours flown to increase an average of 2.2 percent per year through 2031. But will there be enough pilots to meet future demand?
In this issue, we look at the pilot shortage controversy. We also remind you that the FAA’s 2011 General Aviation Survey is now online.
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The Pilot Shortage — Is It Real and What Could It Mean?
In many respects, it’s a great time to be a pilot. Many commercial airlines have reported record 2012 earnings, and the FAA predicts the number of general aviation hours flown to increase an average of 2.2 percent per year through 2031. But will there be enough pilots to meet future demand?
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Owners and Operators Asked to Fill Out 2011 FAA GA Survey
The FAA is asking aircraft owners and operators to fill out the FAA’s 34th annual general aviation Part 135 survey for 2011 data. The survey is important and the only source of current information about the entire GA fleet. Access the survey here.
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