As a CFI, How do I compare in my number of CFI signoffs to other CFIs in 2019?

Ok, want to know how many other CFIs signed off as many, or more applicants for practical tests than you did in 2019?

I can give you a little data that might put the work you did last year in perspective.

According to FAA Airman Certification data, the following

12,387 – CFIs signed off 1-4 applicants for practical tests;

3,618 – CFIs signed off 5-9 applicants for practical tests;

1,314 – CFIs signed off 10-19 applicants for practical tests;

143 – CFIs signed off 20-29 applicants for practical tests;

27 – CFIs signed off 30-39 applicants for practical tests;

11 – CFIs signed off 40-49 applicants for practical tests;

10 – CFIs signed off 50-99 applicants for practical tests, and

6 – CFIs signed off 100-199 applicants for practical tests

Only 1 CFI signed off more than 200 applicants, now that’s a busy CFI!

A total of 17,571 of the over 100,000 CFIs out there actively signed off at least 1 applicant for a practical test. Which means, the other over 80,000 were not in the mix for signing students off for practical tests in 2019.

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About Jason Blair

Jason Blair is an active single- and multi-engine instructor and a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner with over 5,000 hours total time and over 3,000 hours instruction given, and he has flown over 100 different makes and models of general aviation aircraft. In his role as Examiner, he has issued over 2000 pilot certificates. He works and has worked for multiple aviation associations that promote training and general aviation. He also consults on aviation training and regulatory efforts for the general aviation industry.

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