Proclamations & Resolutions
Washington, June 2015
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  • The State of Washington

    WHEREAS, general aviation and community airports play critical roles in the lives of Washingtonians, as well as the operation of businesses, industry, ranches and farms; and

    WHEREAS, Washington State has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, and community airports and airport operators; and

    WHEREAS, Washington is home to 134 public use airports serving 18,727 pilots and 9,201 general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, public use airports support 248,500 jobs, $15.3 billion in wages, and $50.9 billion in total economic activity; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation plays a vital role in our 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 45 charter flight companies, 110 repair stations, and 31 schools operating 151 aircraft and providing 310 jobs, as well as 62 fix-based operators in the state; and

    WHEREAS, organizations including the Washington Airport Management Association, Washington Pilot’s Association, Washington Public Ports Association, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Washington Seaplane Pilots Association, Washington Community Airports Association, Alliance for Aviation Across America, Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, Washington State Aviation Alliance, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, National Business Aviation Association, and National Air Transportation Association recognize and promote the interests and importance of aviation in our state and throughout the world;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as

    General Aviation Appreciation Month

    in Washington, and I urge all people in our state to join me in this special observance.

    Signed this 15th day of May, 2015
    Governor Jay Inslee 

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