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Active Pilot Certificates Held

Year Total Airline
transport
Commercial Private
1970 720,028 31,442 176,585 299,491
1980 814,667 63,652 182,097 343,276
1985 722,376 79,192 155,929 320,086
1990 702,659 107,732 149,666 299,111
1993 665,069 117,070 143,014 283,700
1994 654,088 117,434 138,728 284,236
1995 639,184 123,877 133,980 261,399
1996 622,261 127,486 129,187 254,002
1997 616,342 130,858 125,300 247,604
1998 618,298 134,612 122,053 247,226
1999 635,472 137,642 124,261 258,749
2000 625,581 141,596 121,858 251,561
2001 612,274 144,702 120,502 243,823
2002 631,762 144,708 125,920 245,230
2003 625,011 143,504 123,990 241,045
2004 618,633 142,160 122,592 235,994
2005 609,325 141,992 120,614 228,619
2006 597,109 141,935 117,610 219,233
NOTE: Includes student (87,910) and other pilot categories (29,977). Also nonpilot, i.e., mechanic, parachute rigger, etc.
Source: January 2008 FAA Fact Book.

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