Communities across the country show their support and find value in general aviation. Read more below about the local officials and communities who have recently proclaimed their support for general and business aviation.
Local officials from across the country – from Massachusetts to Missouri – are the latest to show their support for general aviation, including business aviation. To date, more than 300 local officials, as well as top lawmakers from every state, have issued proclamations expressing their support of the industry.
Here are the latest proclamations:
- Alexandria, LA Mayor Jacques Roy noted that Esler Regional Airport has a large impact on his community. He also stated that Louisiana is home to 62 public-use general aviation airports, which serve more than 5,600 pilots and more than 3,200 active general aviation aircraft.
- Susan Haynie, mayor of Boca Raton, FL, said her city has a “significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports.”
- Branson, MO Mayor Karen Best noted that Branson and Ozark Mountain Country are “fortunate” to have several options available for general aviation. “These airports provide a vital service to our region, and we are proud of the excellent customer service they deliver to our citizens, businesses and visitors,” she said.
- New Smyrna Beach, FL Mayor James Hathaway said the airport in his community – New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport – has an “immense economic impact” on his city. He also noted that his state’s community airports accommodate more than 9 million visitors and business travelers annually.