Nampa’s Mayor Bob Henry has proclaimed this month to be General Aviation Appreciation Month (so many things to celebrate, commemorate and be aware of all at once! My goodness).
Here’s what Mayor Henry’s proclamation says (in part):
“Whereas the City of Nampa, in the state of Idaho, has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and
“Whereas, general aviation and the Nampa Municipal Airport have an immense economic impact on Nampa; and
“Whereas, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy, general aviation in Idaho contributes over $1.1 billion to the state’s total economic output; and
“Whereas, the Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics reports that Idaho has 117 public-use general aviation airports. According to FAA data, these airports serve 4,834 pilots and 2,966 active general aviation aircraft; and
“Whereas, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy, general aviation supports 7,900 jobs in Idaho, resulting in $342 million in labor income; and
“Whereas, general aviation not only supports Idaho’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and
“Whereas, the nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;
“Therefore, …” Mayor Bob Henry proclaims “general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Nampa” and declares October to be General Aviation Appreciation Month for Nampa.
Perhaps this is the perfect time to visit the Warhawk Air Museum (201 Municipal Way in Nampa)?