Proclamations & Resolutions
Indiana, October 2016
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  • STATE OF INDIANA

    EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

    INDIANAPOLIS

    PROCLAMATION

    To All To Whom These Presents May Come, Greetings:

    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 Indiana has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions and community airports; and

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

    WHEREAS, Indiana is home to 117 public-use aviation airports, which serve 9,342 pilots and 3,387 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, Indiana is homes to 72 fixed-base operators, 56 repair stations 131 heliports, 9 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,724 flight students and 1,655 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation is vital to many businesses in Indiana that use general aviation aircraft and local airports to increase productivity , reach far off markets and move personnel, equipment and products; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation in Indiana has an economic output of $5.9 billion annually and supports 32,132 jobs; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Indiana’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and health care services, law enforcement, firefighting, and disaster relief;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael R. Pence, Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim October 2016 as

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    in the State of Indiana, and invite all citizens to duly note this occasion.

    In Testimony Whereof, I hereto

    set my hand and cause to be affixed the

    Great Seal of State, Done at the

    City of Indianapolis, this 13th

    day of October in the year of our

    Lord 2016 and of the Independence

    of the United State 241.

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