According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation in Missouri contributes more than $2.6 billion to the state’s economic output
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the state is home to 98 general aviation. According to FAA data, Missouri airports support 11,147 pilots and 5,007 registered aircraft in the state.
According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation airports in Missouri support a total of 15,300 jobs and sustain a payroll of approximately $983 million.
The same study found that general aviation in Missouri contributes over $2.6 billion to the state’s economic output annually.
According to the FAA, Missouri is home to 59 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 4,108 student pilots and 1,737 flight instructors. In addition, there are 92 fixed-base operators in the state according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 164 heliports in Missouri.
According to the University Aviation Association and the National Center for Education Statistics, flight departments in Missouri include St. Louis University in St. Louis, Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield and University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.