Proclamations & Resolutions
Connecticut, September 2016
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  • State of Connecticut

    By His Excellency Dannel P. Malloy, Governor: an

    Official Statement

    WHEREAS, General aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and

    WHEREAS, the State of Connecticut has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports and airport operators; and

    WHEREAS, as of December 31, 2015, there were 20 public-use airports in the State, serving approximately 5,000 FAA certified pilots; and

    WHEREAS, Connecticut ranks as the second highest state for the total economic output support by general aviation per capita; and

    WHEREAS, General aviation plays a vital role in the State’s response to emergencies and natural disasters; and

    WHEREAS, many communities in Connecticut depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to our State; now

    THEREFORE, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2016 to be

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    in the State of Connecticut.

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