WHEREAS, general aviation and community airports play an important role in the state’s response to emergencies and natural disasters as well as Wyoming’s businesses-supporting commerce and attracting visitors; and
WHEREAS, general aviation airports contribute more than $101 million to the state’s economy annually, directly and indirectly supporting an estimated 14,460 jobs; and
WHEREAS, more than 115,000 individuals travel to Wyoming by general aviation annually, spending roughly $31 million per year; and
WHEREAS, Wyoming has 40 public-use airports, 1,942 pilots, 836 general aviation aircraft, 15 charter flight companies, 9 repair stations, 2 flight schools and 30 fixed-based operators; and
WHEREAS, the state has significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation in Wyoming.
NOW THEREFORE, I, MATTHEW H. MEAD, Governor of the State of Wyoming, do hereby proclaim June, 2013 as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Executive Seal of the Governor of Wyoming to be affixed this 20 day of June 2013.
Matthew H. Mead