According to the 2017 Michigan Aviation System Plan, general aviation airports in Michigan support over $5.2 billion in total economic output.
According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics, Michigan is home to 211 general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports support 13,744 pilots and 7,271 active general aviation aircraft.
According to the 2017 Michigan Aviation System Plan, general aviation airports support 33,753 jobs in Michigan, resulting in over $1.4 billion in labor income.
According to the same study, general aviation airports in Michigan support over $5.2 billion in total economic output.
According to FAA data, Michigan is home to 89 repair stations, 9 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,466 student pilots and 2,679 flight instructors.
In addition, there are 116 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 105 private and public-use heliports in Michigan.
According to the University Aviation Association and the Michigan Department of Transportation, collegiate flight departments in Michigan include Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Lansing Community College in Lansing, and Western Michigan University College of Aviation in Battle Creek.