The FAA is asking for the general
aviation community’s help in providing accurate information on
aviation activity and safety in the 32nd annual General Aviation and
Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year
The FAA’s annual GA Survey is the only
source of information on the size and makeup of the general aviation and
Part 135 fleets, the number of hours flown, and the reasons people fly.
Data collected 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 rate of accidents among general aviation aircraft.
If you received a postcard invitation or
survey by mail, please complete the survey as soon as you can. You can
also complete the survey online at www.AviationSurvey.org
(use aircraft N number to login), or if you would prefer to respond by
mail, a survey form has been mailed to you on July 23 along with a
postage-paid envelope. If you already completed this year’s survey
online, the FAA thanks you and appreciates your help.
Please respond, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2009, you
sold it, or the plane was damaged.
Your responses are completely
confidential. PA Consulting Group is an independent research firm that
conducts the GA Survey on behalf of the FAA. The information provided
will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published or
released in any form that would reveal specific information reported by
an individually identifiable respondent.
An abbreviated survey form is available
for owners of multiple aircraft. If you own three or more aircraft and
received several survey forms, please contact PA Consulting Group
toll-free at 800-826-1797 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.