Office of the Mayor
WHEREAS, the city of Auburn in the state of Alabama has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and
WHEREAS, general aviation and local airports, including Auburn University Regional Airport, have an immense economic impact on the city of Auburn; and
WHEREAS, Alabama is home to 92 public-use airports that serve 7,491 pilots and 4,763 active general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, the state is home to 57 repair stations and 9 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,545 student pilots and 1,438 flight instructors; and
WHEREAS, general aviation contributes an annual economic impact of over $1.7 billion to Alabama’s economy; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Alabama’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law-enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bill Ham, Jr. Mayor of Auburn, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the city of Auburn and declare November 2014 to be
“General Aviation Appreciation Month”
In the City of Auburn.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of this city to be affixed.
Bill Ham, Jr.
November 3, 2014