Proclamations & Resolutions
Kentucky, June 2010
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  • PROCLAMATION
    by
    Steven L. Beshear
    Governor
    of the
    Commonwealth of Kentucky

    TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

    WHEREAS, With 60 publicly owned airports, 112 private airstrips and more than 6,500 pilots in Kentucky, general aviation aircraft supports a variety of services vital to Kentucky businesses and communities, including business mobility and economic opportunity, agricultural spraying, police and fire protection, access to medical treatment, disaster relief, and a whole range of resources critical to those in isolated areas; and

    WHEREAS, Kentucky is home to 15 charter flight companies, 37 repair stations and 5 flight instruction schools, and Eastern Kentucky University offers a four-year program for both aviation administration and professional pilot degrees; and

    WHEREAS, The Medivac System is the fastest growing segment of general aviation in Kentucky, with 25 Medivac rotor and fixed-wing aircraft located in 25 different counties, responsible for saving hundreds of lives of lives every year; and

    WHEREAS, There are 143 private heliports throughout Kentucky, located near hospitals and commercial businesses; and

    WHEREAS, Many Kentucky communities depend heavily on the continued flow of tourists who come to enjoy all the resources our Commonwealth offers, with airports located at Rough River, Kentucky Dam Village and Lake Barkley state parks; and

    WHEREAS, General aviation employs thousands of Kentuckians and accounts for $1.75 billion in economic activity;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I STEVEN L. BESHEAR, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim July 2010, as

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    in Kentucky.

    DONE AT THE CAPITAL, in the City of Frankfort this 28th day of June, in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten and in the 219th year of the Commonwealth.

    STEVEN L. BESHEAR
    GOVERNOR

    Trey Grayson
    Secretary of State

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