Proclamations & Resolutions
Washington, April 2010
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  • The State of Washington


    WHEREAS, General Aviation plays a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in businesses and farm operations; and

    WHEREAS, Washington State has a significant interes in the continued vitality of General Aviation, Aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, education institutions, aviation organizations, and community airports and airport operators; and

    WHEREAS, Washington is home to 141 public use general aviation airports serving over 20,000 pilots and nearly 12,000 General Aviation aircraft; and

    WHERES, General Aviation represents $490 million in economic impact, supporting 178,375 jobs in the state and producing over $140,000,000 in wages; and

    WHEREAS, General Aviation accounts for $490,351,863 in total sales output, $3.18 billion in total impact, or $509 per capita; and

    WHEREAS, General Aviation plays a vital role in the state’s response to emergencies and natural disasters, and many communities depend on it for the continued flow of commerce and tourists; and

    WHEREAS, Washington is home to 59 charter flight companies, 116 repair stations, and 24 flight schools operating 181 aircraft and providing 360 jobs. In addition there are 64 fixed-based operators in the state;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim May 2010 as

    General Aviation Appreciation Month

    in Washington State, and I urge all citizens to join me in this special observance.

    Signed this 2nd day of April, 2010

    Governor Christine O. Gregoire

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