On Monday, the Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer for proclaiming February “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”
In Indiana, general aviation airports support an economic impact of $5.8 billion annually, according to a news release from the Alliance for Aviation Across America.
“The mayor’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the city of Warsaw and the state of Indiana,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the mayor and the city of Warsaw for recognizing this vital industry.”
The proclamation not only cites the economic impact of general aviation and local airports like the Warsaw Municipal Airport, but also the importance of investing in this infrastructure to encourage enthusiasm in flying and grow the next generation of pilots and aviation professionals, as well as to encourage future growth through investments in sustainability, the release states.