Mayor Bob McCaslin of Bentonville, Ark., Mayor Stewart Nelson of Morrilton, Ark., and Mayor Rick Elumbaugh of Batesville, Ark., have joined Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe in declaring August “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in each of their cities. Across the state of Arkansas, general aviation supports 5,400 jobs and contributes nearly $500 million to the state’s economy each year.
“We applaud Mayors McCaslin, Nelson and Elumbaugh for drawing attention to the critical importance of general aviation and community airports in their local cities and towns,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation provides critical services, serves as an economic engine and represents a literal lifeline for communities across Arkansas, including many rural communities in particular.”
To view the Governor Beebe’s proclamation, click here.
To view the Bentonville proclamation, click here.
To view the Morrilton proclamation, click here.
To view the Batesville proclamation, click here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 6,100 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.