Recently, Executive Director Selena Shilad went on WGY News Radio to talk about general aviation’s effect on the state of New York and its local economy.
Selena explained on WGY that not a lot of people think of general aviation as an important aspect in everyday life, but general aviation supports thousands of jobs, contributes billions to the state’s economy, and helps provide vital services such as medical transportation and disaster relief.
Selena further goes into how even on a local level, general aviation has a huge impact in New York State. Schenectady County Airport, in the New York’s Capital District, has an economic impact of more than $152,000 million and supports over 1,700 jobs.
Click below to listen to the interview.