How many hours did you fly in the last year?

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The FAA is seeking comments from general aviation aircraft owners as part of its latest General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey.

FAA officials need just one bit of information: The number of hours you fly annually. Comments must be submitted by Jan. 11, 2021.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) use the data, both by itself and in conjunction with aircraft age, to calculate accident rates, which are used to compare safety over time and safety performance among different aircraft types and configurations.

The information is also used by the FAA, other government agencies, the aviation industry, and others for “planning, forecasting, cost/benefit analysis, and to target areas for research,” according to a notice posted by the FAA to the Federal Register Nov. 10, 2020.

You can comment by going to and entering Docket Number FAA-2020-0993.

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