U.S. aviation industry - average age of active pilots by category 2002-2018

This statistic represents the average age of active pilots in the United States from 2002 to 2018, broken down by category. In 2018, the average active commercial pilot in the United States was 45.5 years old.

Average age of active pilots in the United States from 2002 to 2018, by category*

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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Includes pilots with an airplane and/or a helicopter and/or a glider and/or a gyroplane certificate.
Values are as of December 31 each year.
To retrieve the data click on 2018 Active Civil Airmen Statistics.

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