Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Oklahoma


According to the 2017 Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Economic Impact Study, publicly-owned general aviation airports in Oklahoma support over $693 million in total annual economic activity.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, Oklahoma has 136 public-use general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 8,143 pilots and 4,068 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2017 Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Economic Impact Study, publicly-owned general aviation airports in Oklahoma support 6,310 jobs and more than $270 million in total annual payroll.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, publicly-owned general aviation airports in Oklahoma support over $693 million in total annual economic activity.

According to FAA data, Oklahoma is home to 120 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,363 student pilots and 1,352 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 89 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 90 heliports in Oklahoma.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Oklahoma include Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, University of Oklahoma in Norman, Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

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