Pilot Licence Statistics

Licence Type Total Class 1 Class 2 NZTA
ATPLA Part 61 PL (Aeroplane) 4034 1116 1026 -
ATPLH Part 61 PL (Helicopter) 236 67 60 -
CPLA Part 61 PL (Aeroplane) 7149 1376 1487 -
CPLB Part 61 PL (Balloon) 53 13 6 -
CPLG Part 61 PL (Glider) 10 1 3 -
CPLH Part 61 PL (Helicopter) 2233 688 434 -
PPLA Part 61 PL (Aeroplane) 11105 347 1671 -
PPLG Part 61 PL (Glider) 10 - 4 -
PPLH Part 61 PL (Helicopter) 1322 41 353 -
RPLA Part 61 Recreational Aeroplane 864 - - 405
RPLH Part 61 Recreational Helicopter 49 - - 45
SCPLA Part 61 PL (Aeroplane) 48 - 4 -

The above statistics show the total number of lifetime licences of each type, plus the number that have an active class 1 medical or an active class 2 medical (but no active class 1 medical). This means that for CPL licences and above, the number with an class 2 medical must only be exercising PPL privileges (or not flying at all). The sum of the active medicals represents the potential number of active pilots.