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EAA Urges Participation in Annual GA Survey

 

August 16, 2012 - Every year, the FAA surveys the GA community to obtain accurate information on aviation activity and safety. The 34th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) gets under way this month seeking information on activity occurring last year.

The survey is the only source of comprehensive information on the activities of the GA fleet, including number of hours flown and the purposes for which owners and operators use their aircraft. Survey results help 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 GA aircraft.

A sample of pilots will receive a postcard invitation to participate in this survey in late August. Only members who receive a mailing are asked to complete the survey. Respondents may complete the survey online or by mail. The survey form will be mailed to the selected participants along with a postage-paid envelope. The cut-off date for survey responses is November 30, 2012.

EAA supports the FAA in this GA activity fact-finding survey, and requests members who receive the survey complete it as requested.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is an independent research firm that will be conducting the GA Survey on behalf of the FAA. They are seeking as many survey respondents as possible - even those who did not fly their aircraft during 2011, sold it, or own a damaged/non-airworthy aircraft. Responses are confidential. The information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant.

An abbreviated survey form is available for owners of multiple aircraft. If you own three or more aircraft and receive several survey forms, please contact SAIC toll-free at 888-672-4493 or e-mail at infoaviation@aviationsurvey.org.

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