Council Recognizes Aviation Appreciation Month
May 29, 2019
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  • The council adopted Proclamation #19-06 declaring June 2019 as General Aviation Appreciation Month, initiated by the non-profit coalition, Alliance for Aviation Across America. The group’s purpose is to raise awareness about the value of general aviation and local airports, particularly those that serve rural communities such as the Lamar Municipal Airport, currently undergoing plans to change its name to Southeast Colorado Regional Airport.  The Proclamation  states in part, general aviation contributes over $2.4 billion to Colorado’s economy each year and aids in healthcare services, law-enforcement and by transporting business travelers to their destination through the year. Colorado is home to 61 public-use airports, serving 18,891 pilots and 6,731 active general aviation aircraft.