Mayor recognizes aviation’s importance to state’s economy
Citing general aviation’s importance to Nevada’s economy, outgoing Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler declared June General Aviation Appreciation Month.
Tobler’s proclamation credited general aviation with providing the Silver State a $275 million annual economic benefit. In particular, Nevada has 49 public-use airports, serving 2,246 active general aircraft and 6,811 pilots, according to the proclamation.
Nevada is home to 31 fixed-base operators — commercial companies granted contracts by government entities to operate airports — 139 heliports and 31 repair stations.
There are five Federal Aviation Administration-approved pilot schools, 1,341 flight instructors and 1,096 flights students.
“Mayor Tobler’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to Boulder City and the state of Nevada,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit coalition of general aviation proponents.
“We sincerely thank the mayor and Boulder City for recognizing this vital industry.”