State of South Carolina
WHEREAS, general aviaiton and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens as well as in the operations of our businesses and farm; and
WHEREAS, with 6 commercial service airports, 54 general aviation airports, and 4 military airfields, South Carolina 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, airports support and assist South Carolina in many ways, including recreational flying, providing a gateway to communities and tourist attractions, accommodating agricultural spraying, supporting air cargo and air freight shipments, helping law enforcement, supporting the military and its operations, providing access in times of emergency, and supporting medical needs and the medical profession; and
WHEREAS, aviation plays a vital role in the economy of South Carolina, providing many thousand of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Nikki R. Haley, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim August 13-18, 2012, as
SOUTH CAROLINA AVIATION WEEK
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to recognize general aviation as a vital strategic resource to our state.
NIKKI R. HALEY
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA