FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 20, 2016
Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523
California Legislature Declares April ‘Aviation Awareness Month’
Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded the California Legislature for declaring April 2016 “Aviation Awareness Month.” In California, general aviation contributes over $30.2 billion to the state’s total economic output.
“We thank the California Legislature for issuing this proclamation and helping to raise awareness about general aviation’s vital contribution to California. We thank, in particular, Senator Jean Fuller and Assembly Member Jim Patterson, co-chairs of the Aviation Caucus, for introducing this legislation and for their ongoing support of aviation in California,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation is vital to supporting agriculture, emergency services, firefighting, and economic activity for businesses of all sizes across the state.”
According to the proclamation:
“General aviation aircraft are used around the clock by law enforcement officers, medical professionals, disaster relief personnel, and other to reach people in need.”
To view the California proclamation, click here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 6,300 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interests of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.