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Agricultural Pilots

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Approximately 37,870 commercial pilots (a category that includes agricultural pilots) are employed in the United States, but only a small number are agricultural pilots. There are approximately 1,560 aerial application businesses in the United States, and 87 percent of the owners of these businesses are also pilots, according to the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA). Aerial application operations are found in 45 states—all but Connecticut, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.

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