Proclamations & Resolutions
Missouri, April 2016
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    State of Missouri

    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 Missouri boasts 124 public-use general aviation airports, serving 9,284 pilots and 3,847 general aviation aircraft; and is home to 31 charter flight companies, 54 airport repair stations, one fractional provider, and 8 flight schools operating 86 aircraft and providing 193 jobs. In addition, there are 82 fixed-base operators in the state; and

    WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Transportation found that general aviation generates $857 million in economic activity annually; and many communities in Missouri depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourist and visitors to our State; and

    WHEREAS, according to a 2013 Missouri Statewide Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation supports 7,449 jobs statewide. Overall, Missouri’s airport system supports 100,621 jobs with an annual payroll of $3.1 billion; and

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

    WHEREAS, organizations like the Missouri Airport Managers Association, Missouri Pilots Association, National Business Aviation Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Alliance for Aviation Across America, and National Air Transportation Association recognize and promote the interests and importance of aviation in Missouri and throughout the world.

    NOW THEREFORE, I, Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, do hereby proclaim April 2016 to be

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, this 29th day of March, 2016

    Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Governor

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