How many planes in the air over America at any given time?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there are around 7,000 aircraft in the air over the United States at any given time.
The FAA provides air traffic services for the world's largest and busiest airspace. They guide tens of thousands of aircraft safely and expeditiously every day through America's National Airspace System to their destinations.
Every day of the year, particularly on holidays, there are more than 15,000 federal controllers at 315 FAA air traffic facilities are on the job, guiding more than 87,000 flights every day across our national airspace system.