Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed July 20 to 26 as Wisconsin Aviation Week. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA) have teamed up to promote, educate and celebrate the state’s aviation industry.
Wisconsin aviation is a thriving industry, and boasts more than 722 landing facilities, 127 of which are public-use airports, linking Wisconsin’s residents and businesses to national and global markets.
Key Wisconsin aviation facts:
In 2014, 4.9 million people boarded commercial flights in Wisconsin. In addition, more than 119 million pounds of cargo were transported by air last year.
In 2014, more than $114 million in federal and state funds supported more than 60 airport improvement projects around Wisconsin.
Aviation in Wisconsin and aviation-related jobs generate nearly $7 billion in annual economic activity and $3.5 billion in personal income.
Aviation Week coincides with EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh–the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” More than half a million people from more than 60 countries attend the seven-day event at Wittman Regional Airport–celebrating the past, present and future in the world of flight.
Official Proclamation issued by the Governor declaring Wisconsin Aviation Week. Learn more about Wisconsin aviation by visiting WisDOT’s website.