FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 28, 2016
Devin Osting (AAAA):
Governor Walker Declares September “Aviation Appreciation Month”
Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Bill Walker for declaring September 2016 “Aviation Appreciation Month”. In Alaska, general aviation contributes over $1.1 billion to the state’s total economic output.
“General aviation in Alaska plays a unique and critical role in daily life and is often a primary mode of transportation for the state’s remote communities,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “Many Alaskans rely entirely on general aviation to access medical care, transport goods and materials, and connect with the rest of the state. We thank Governor Walker for issuing the proclamation and acknowledging Alaska’s continued interest in supporting aviation.”
According to the proclamation:
“Alaska has more private plane per capita than any other state in the union and, on average, Alaskans fly more than eight times as often as residents of other states. Alaska is currently home to 747 registered airports and seaplane bases, supporting 9,346 registered aircraft utilized by 7,933 active pilots.”
To view the 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.