In the past two weeks, two mayors from Mississippi issued local proclamations recognizing the essential services and economic impact general aviation provides to their cities and the state of Mississippi. Mayor Jason L. Shelton of Tupelo and Mayor Scott B. Phillips, Jr. of Olive Branch both declared the month of February to be “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in their respective cities.
In Mississippi, general aviation has an annual economic impact of $860 million and provides medical transport. There are 78 public-use airports in the state that support over 2,500 active general aviation aircraft and over 4,000 pilots.
To view the Tupleo proclamation, click here.
To view the Olive Branch proclamation, click here.