I’m working on a project and I would like to know the general estimation. How many licensed Cirrus are there in America and specifically in the East/Southeast? Thanks in advance.
Welcome Craig! You should join COPA. Lots of information on the paid side of the site!
If you are asking how many Cirrus pilots there are, the Cirrus SR line doesn’t require any special sign-off’s to fly (barring insurance or FBO requirements) that would be a hard question to answer. The number is going to be somewhere higher than the total number of Cirrus built (8000+) and lower than the total number of pilots in the US (approx 650,000) If I were to take a wild guess, I would estimate that there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-25,000 pilots who have flown a Cirrus. Figure half of those are in the eastern part of the US.
If you want to know how many Cirrus SR there are in the US, the answer is 8000+. Probably half in the eastern part of the US
That will help with the project
But you have to understand that there is no specific “licensing” to fly a Cirrus. Unlike airplanes of over 12,500 pounds maximum takeoff weight, or pure jet powered that require a specific type rating, any Private, Commercial or ATP certificate holder with an Airplane Single Engine Land rating may fly a Cirrus legally. And any student pilot whose log book has been appropriately certified may also fly a Cirrus.