Publication: GAINESVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Publication Date: 2015-11-22
The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Mayor Edward B. Braddy of Gainesville, Florida for proclaiming November “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Florida, general aviation airports contribute over $7.7 billion to the state’s economy annually.
“Mayor Braddy’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Gainesville and the State of Florida,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the Mayor and the City of Gainesville for recognizing this vital industry.”
To view the proclamation, click here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for
Publication: THE ORANGE LEADER
Publication Date: 2015-11-19
Today, national aviation organizations applauded Texas Governor Greg Abbott for declaring November 2015 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” His proclamation highlights the important role of aviation in Texas, where the general aviation industry contributes $14.5 billion in annual economic output.
“We thank the Governor for this proclamation, which highlights the vital importance of general aviation to the state of Texas,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation supports communities and businesses, as well as emergency medical care, law enforcement, forestry, and many other critical services.”
“General aviation is a vital part of a transportation system
Publication: CARTHAGE PRESS
Publication Date: 2015-11-07
As an attorney in Jefferson City with clients across the country, I spend a lot of time traveling. Jefferson City is our state capital, a river city, and my home—but one thing it lacks is easy access to commercial air service. However, there are other ways to get around, and for me and many others in our community, general aviation provides a lifeline and opens up a world of possibilities.
My work requires meeting face-to-face and building strong, trusting relationships with clients. These relationships are incredibly important when I’m working on sensitive and complicated cases. But I used to lose
Publication: FERGUS FALLS JOURNAL
Publication Date: 2015-11-05
The Alliance for Aviation Across America has commended Mayor Roger Toso of Elbow Lake for proclaiming November General Aviation Appreciation Month. In Minnesota, general aviation contributes over $5.3 billion to the state’s economy annually.
“Mayor Toso’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the city of Elbow Lake and the state of Minnesota,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the mayor and the city of Elbow Lake for recognizing this vital industry.”
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
High above the clouds, flying your own plane is an experience.
“It’s a whole new world for you, you do not understand where you could go or what you could do,” George Shively said.
Major Shively with the Mercer County Civil Air Patrol flies everywhere.
“The trip down to Florida is 12 hours, three and a half hours in the airplane, it makes a world of difference, but you see things you never see,” he said.
Last May in Smyth County, Shively was one of the Civil Air Patrol members who helped find a downed plane. Even though sometimes it’s
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
A local airport is seeing the benefits of general aviation.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared October to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.
The Raleigh County Memorial Airport has 20 different planes ready to carry passengers at any given time, but general aviation also includes mechanics, helicopters and any other aircraft or person associated with the airline industry.
Airport manager Tom Cochran said the biggest impact at his airport is fuel sales because when planes fly, more fuel is used and sold.
He said general aviation awareness is an important part to any airport.
“For whatever reason, the opportunity has
Publication: PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN
Publication Date: 2015-10-17
Publication Author: Stephen Brague
As the head of a large industrial construction company, I spend a lot of time at construction sites, most in remote little towns that are difficult to travel to. For 10 years, that meant at least three days away from my family to visit a jobsite for one day.
About three years ago, all of that changed. I earned my private pilot’s license and got a single-engine airplane. Now I travel much more productively.
My staff and I can visit multiple jobsites in different states in a single day. What was an eight-hour drive is less than two hours away.
Publication: RED WING REPUBLICAN EAGLE
Publication Date: 2015-10-14
Tobacco, e-cig changes finalized
A set of changes to the city’s regulation of tobacco and e-cigarettes got another tweak Monday before gaining final approval.
Red Wing City Council members removed a provision setting a minimum clerk age of 18 for selling tobacco before a 5-2 vote approving the changes. Council President Dean Hove said his main concern with the proposal was for small businesses.
“I’d rather leave it up to the business owner,” Council member Jason Sebion said of allowing those 16 and 17 to sell products. He noted that businesses are still held responsible if cigarettes are sold to
Publication: ECHO PRESS
Publication Date: 2015-10-12
The council proclaimed October 2015 as General Aviation Appreciation Month.
The proclamation noted that Minnesota is home to 153 public-use airports that serve 12,478 pilots and 4,365 aircraft.
Aviation contributed more than $5.3 billion to the state’s annual economy, and also supports emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighters, disaster relief and business travelers.
Publication: BOULDER DAILY CAMERA
Publication Date: 2015-10-03
Publication Author: Stephen Brague
As the head of a large industrial construction company, I spend a lot of time at construction sites, most in remote little towns that are difficult to travel to. For 10 years, that meant at least three days away from my family to visit a job site for one day.
About three years ago, all of that changed. I earned my private pilot’s license and got a single-engine airplane. Now I travel much more productively. My staff and I can visit multiple job sites in different states in a single day. What was an eight-hour drive is less than two
The Alliance for Aviation Across America, together with the League of Rural Voters, Air Care Alliance, National Agricultural Aviation Association, Small Business Entrepreneurship Council and National Association of State Aviation Officials, recently launched a wide-scale economic impact survey to outline the benefit of general aviation on businesses, local economies and communities around the nation.
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