WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita made a stop in West Lafayette to talk about the future of aviation in the state.
Dozens of business owners, flight instructors and educators joined in the conversation. Rokita listened to concerns many people have with federal regulations holding back the industry.
The Congressman said rules regulating general aviation are more than 60 years old. He said it’s industry that needs updated to help local economies.
“We have to look at aviation not as an expensive hobby for the rich, but as something that generates jobs that could really elevate the local economies all over the state of Indiana,” Rokita said. “Billions of dollars in revenue and also tens of thousands of jobs.”
Rokita said he will take the concerns and advice from local leaders back to Washington, D.C. to present to lawmakers.
Holly Campbell will have more details on the impact aviation will have to the Greater Lafayette area coming up on News 18 at Five and Six.