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Oneonta Mayor Makes Proclamation

Publication: CENTRAL NEW YORK NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-05-03

The Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Mayor Gary Herzig of Oneonta, for proclaiming May “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In New York, general aviation supports a total economic output of more than $7 billion annually. The executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation across America Selena Shilad says “Mayor Herzig’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Oneonta and the State of New York, We sincerely thank the Mayor and the City of Oneonta for recognizing this vital industry.”

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Oneonta Mayor Makes Proclamation

Publication: WDLA, WSRK, WZOZ
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Publication Author: LESLIE ANN

The Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Mayor Gary Herzig of Oneonta, for proclaiming May “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In New York, general aviation supports a total economic output of more than $7 billion annually. The executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation across America Selena Shilad says “Mayor Herzig’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Oneonta and the State of New York, We sincerely thank the Mayor and the City of Oneonta for recognizing this vital industry.”

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Mayor Makes April General Aviation Month

Publication: THE MISSOURIAN
Publication Date: 2016-05-03

Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy proclaimed April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”

According to the Alliance for Aviation Across America, the Washington Regional Airport has a total economic impact of $1,492,000.

It supports 12 jobs with a payroll of $303,000.

In Missouri, general aviation airports support an economic impact of over $857 million annually.

“Mayor Lucy’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to Washington and the state of Missouri,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the mayor and the city of Washington for recognizing this vital


My Turn: General Aviation Connects Alaska

Publication: JUNEAU EMPIRE
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Publication Author: ROB STAPLETON

In Alaska we have a saying: “Fly an hour or walk a week.”

For us, this has real meaning. There are literally hundreds of communities in Alaska that cannot be accessed by the limited road system and rely on general aviation. In my case, I use my plane for my photography business, flying to remote sites to capture landscapes and photos of Alaska, its history, its events, and its people. My plane literally supports my business and livelihood.

I’ve loved aviation since I was nine years old; my dad would fly us as a family together. But, when I moved


Malden, MO Mayor Declares April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Publication: AERO NEWS NETWORK
Publication Date: 2016-04-30

MGA Contributes Over $857 Million To The State’s Economy Each Year

The Alliance for Aviation Across America has commended Mayor Ray Santie of Malden, Missouri for proclaiming April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Missouri, general aviation airports support an economic impact of over $857 million annually.

“Mayor Santie’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to Malden and the State of Missouri,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the Mayor and the City of Malden for recognizing this vital industry.”

The proclamation states that Missouri’s


The Alliance Commends Mayor Witt for Declaring April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Publication: NORTH FLORIDA NOW
Publication Date: 2016-04-29

The Alliance for Aviation Across America this week commended Mayor Stephen Witt of Lake City, Florida for proclaiming April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Florida, general aviation airports contribute more than $7.7 billion to the state’s economy annually.

“Mayor Witt’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Lake City and the State of Florida,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the Mayor and Lake City for recognizing this vital industry.”

To view the proclamation, click here.

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Business Aviation Essential to Local Economies and National Interest – Montana Conducting Study on General Aviation’s Economic Impact

Publication: NBAA
Publication Date: 2016-04-28

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is conducting a survey so state officials can better gauge the economic benefits of general aviation.

“This is a perfect chance for NBAA members to prove once again the positive impact our industry has on a state’s economy,” NBAA Northwest Regional Representative Kristi Ivey said of the state’s General Aviation Visitor’s Survey, which is now open for participants.

Data previously gathered by the Alliance for Aviation Across America showed that Montana had 128 public-use airports, which created 1,258 jobs and an annual payroll of more than $36 million. According to the FAA, there are


Naples Airport Authority Celebrates Aviation Appreciation Month

Publication: BUSINESS OBSERVER
Publication Date: 2016-04-27

The City of Naples Airport Authority joined Gov. Scott in declaring April 2016 as Aviation Appreciation Month in Florida. Showing support and commonality with the governor’s proclamation, the Authority signed a similar proclamation at the board meeting.

“On behalf of the Naples Airport Authority, it is my honor to celebrate April 2016 as Aviation Appreciation Month,” said Donna M. Messer, chair. “We are proud to operate a high-quality airport that serves the greater Naples community through customer-focused and efficient aviation operations.”

The airport has undertaken extensive efforts over the years to be a good neighbor and environmental steward, actively promoting


Naples Airport Authority Celebrates Aviation Appreciation Month

Publication: Naples Daily News
Publication Date: 2016-04-25

The City of Naples Airport Authority joined Gov. Scott in declaring April 2016 as Aviation Appreciation Month in Florida. Showing support and commonality with the governor’s proclamation, the Authority signed a similar proclamation at the board meeting.

“On behalf of the Naples Airport Authority, it is my honor to celebrate April 2016 as Aviation Appreciation Month,” said Donna M. Messer, chair. “We are proud to operate a high-quality airport that serves the greater Naples community through customer-focused and efficient aviation operations.”

The airport has undertaken extensive efforts over the years to be a good neighbor and environmental steward, actively promoting


Letter To The Editor: Patrick Newcomb – Privatizing Air Traffic Control

Publication: BOSSIER PRESS ONLINE
Publication Date: 2016-04-24
Publication Author: PATRICK NEWCOMB

Dear Editor, In the oil and gas industry, you need to be able to get places fast – to deliver parts, serve customers, and handle any crises. Our company, Justiss Oil, is a family-operated oil & gas drilling and exploration company based in Jena, Louisiana that has been working across the southern US for almost 70 years. Our success in the industry comes from our ability to operate efficiently using our aircraft.  We need the flexibility to transport our management to meetings on short notice, maintain their productivity levels, and keep our rigs operational with minimal down time.  To


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