According to the 2018 Economic Impact of Public Use Airports in Maryland study, public-use airports in Maryland support more than $867 million in business-generated revenue.
According to the Maryland Aviation Administration, the state has 35 public-use general aviation airports. According to FAA data, these airports serve 8,342 pilots and 2,390 registered aircraft.
The 2018 Economic Impact of Public Use Airports in Maryland study found that public-use airports support 9,928 jobs and a total payroll of more than $582 million.
According to the same study, public use airports support more than $867 million in business-generated revenue.
According to FAA data, Maryland is home to 24 repair stations, 16 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,399 flight instructors and 2,887 student pilots.
In addition, there are 22 fixed-base operators in the state that are registered in the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to the Maryland Aviation Administration, there are over 70 heliports in Maryland.
According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Maryland include Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, and flight schools and flight training opportunities are present at all pubic-use airports in Maryland.
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