According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio support a total output of more than $1.8 billion.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation, the state has a total of 150 public-use airports and 7,800 registered aircraft. According to the FAA, these airports serve 15,820 pilots.
According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio support 17,497 jobs and more than $688 million in annual payroll.
According to the same study, general aviation airports in Ohio support a total output of more than $1.8 billion.
According to FAA data, Ohio is home to 130 repair stations, 16 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,962 student pilots and 3,008 flight instructors.
In addition, there are 119 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 284 heliports in Ohio.
According to the University Aviation Association and the Ohio Department of Transportation, flight departments in Ohio include Kent State University in Kent, Ohio University in Albany, Ohio State University in Columbus, University of Cincinnati-Clermont College in Batavia and Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green.
"General aviation and local airports are critical to supporting the timber industry, monitoring and protecting our state’s forests, and supporting local businesses."