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State Officials Meet Aviation Groups at Chicago Conference

Publication: AOPA
Publication Date: 2016-08-22
Publication Author: JOE KILDEA

NCSL is a bipartisan group focused on providing state legislators with “the tools, information and resources to craft the best solutions to difficult problems,” according to the group’s website.

AOPA and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the National Business Aviation Association, and the Alliance for Aviation Across America created an “Aviation Alley” at the event’s exhibition hall.

“For the first time, the industry spoke with a unified voice in a centralized location at the NCSL Summit to most effectively tell the story of the positive impacts GA has on communities from the 1.1 million American jobs to medical


Guest View: General Aviation and Local Airports a Lifeline for Illinois

Publication: THE HERALD-NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-08-18
Publication Author: TOM CLEVELAND

When most people think of aviation, they often think of Chicago, commercial service and O’Hare International Airport.

But there is so much more. Throughout the rest of the state, there are close to 98 general aviation airports that connect hundreds of communities. Medevacs, blood banks and law enforcement use small aircraft to transport people, supplies and survey neighborhoods.

General aviation contributes more than $9 billion to the state’s total economic output and supports more than 42,000 jobs. Specifically, companies of all sizes use general aviation to conduct business more efficiently, travel to meet with customers and suppliers, deliver parts and


Aviation and Aerospace; S.C. is Flying High

Publication: THE TIMES AND DEMOCRAT
Publication Date: 2016-08-15

South Carolina is celebrating aviation at a time when the business of flight has never been a bigger player in the state.

Orangeburg Mayor Michael Butler has joined in proclaiming Aug 23-29 as General Aviation Appreciation Week.

“Mayor Butler’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Orangeburg and the State of South Carolina,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

Estimates are that aviation contributes $417 million annually in economic activity in South Carolina.

Benefits and services include:

A connection for thousands of businesses and


JOEY DANIELS: General Aviation Helps State Farms Thrive, Succeed

Publication: DAILY JOURNAL
Publication Date: 2016-08-15
Publication Author: JOEY DANIELS

Here in the Delta, the great Mississippi and Yazoo rivers come together to make some of the most fertile soil in the world. With populations increasing faster than ever, farmers are under pressure to produce more yield per acre of crops. High input costs and time sensitive application management requires crop treatment be done on a strict schedule.

That’s why Mississippi farms rely on general aviation and agricultural application businesses like mine.

My business, Daniels Aviation Inc., performs mostly row crop and some forestry applications throughout the MississippiDelta. With farms increasing in size, it is important to treat them in


General Aviation Supports Rural Communities

Publication: THE CRITTENDEN COUNTY EVENING TIMES
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
Publication Author: STACEY MORRIS

As a civil engineer for over 43 years, I have spent a lot of time at airports. And I’m not talking about waiting on a plane or at a gate.

Not only does my company, ETI Corporation, work to maintain and improve aviation infrastructure in Arkansas and western Tennessee, but I am also an instrument-rated private pilot. Through this experience, I’ve seen how critical local airports are to supporting local businesses and rural towns in Arkansas.

When you’re working on an engineering project, you need to be able to see the problems and readily and quickly provide the best solution


General Aviation Helps Mississippi’s Farms Thrives

Publication: THE CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER
Publication Date: 2016-07-28
Publication Author: JOEY DANIELS

In the Delta, the great Mississippi and Yazoo rivers come together to make some of the most fertile soil in the world. With populations increasing faster than ever, farmers are under pressure to produce more yield per acre of crops. High input costs and time sensitive application management requires crop treatment be done on a strict schedule. That’s why Mississippi farms rely on general aviation and agricultural application businesses like mine.

My business, Daniels Aviation Inc., performs mostly row crop and some forestry applications throughout the Mississippi Delta. With farms increasing in size, it is important to treat them in


Mayor Declares July General Aviation Appreciation Month

Publication: OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN
Publication Date: 2016-07-28

Mayor Steve Cummings recently proclaimed July General Aviation Appreciation Month to help kick off the start of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh.

The Alliance for Aviation Across America and EAA recently commended Cummings for this proclamation, stating in Wisconsin general aviation airports contribute more than $694 million in economic impact annual, according to a news release from the Alliance.

“For 47 years, EAA has called Oshkosh home,” EAA Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton said in the release. “We are very pleased to see Mayor Cummings recognize the role of general aviation in this community, coinciding with AirVenture, where


Gov. Bevin Names July as General Aviation Month

Publication: WNJK News
Publication Date: 2016-07-21

Gov. Matt Bevin declared July to be General Aviation Month in Kentucky. The aviation industry contributes over $1.6 billion to the state’s economy each year. The nonprofit group Alliance for Aviation Across America praised the state’s commitment to providing quality flight services.

http://wnjk.vncnews.com/2016/07/21/gov-bevin-names-july-as-general-aviation-month/

 


Letter to the Editor: Alliance Commends Mayor Litman for Declaration

Publication: MESQUITE DAILY NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-07-15

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Mayor Allan Litman of Mesquite, Nevada for proclaiming July “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Nevada, general aviation airports across the state support 3,384 jobs and over $93 million in payroll. “Mayor Litman’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Mesquite and the State of Nevada,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the Mayor and the City of Mesquite for recognizing this vital industry.”

Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across


City Recognizes General Aviation

Publication: CODY ENTERPRISE
Publication Date: 2016-07-11

A recent proclamation by Cody Mayor Nancy Tia Brown recognized general aviation as a vital strategic resource to the City of Cody.

The document – presented at the June 21 City Council meeting in conjunction with National Aviation Month – declared June 2016 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in the city and recognized the economic impact general aviation and Yellowstone Regional Airport have on Cody.

The mayor’s proclamation said:

A Wyoming aviation economic impact study shows general aviation airports in the state contribute more than $73 million in economic impact annually and support 410 jobs with a total payroll exceeding


State-by-State Economic Impact

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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