Proclamations & Resolutions
Batesville, MS 2016
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    General Aviation Appreciation Month 2016

    WHEREAS, the City of Batesville in the State of Mississippi has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational intuitions, aviation organizations and community airports; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation and the Panola County Airport have an immense economic impact on the City of Batesville; and

    WHEREAS, Mississippi is home to 66 public-use general aviation airports, which serve 4,126 pilots and 2,037 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, Mississippi is home to 61 fixed-base operators, 22 repair stations, 250 heliports, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,031 flight students and 653 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation in Mississippi contributes over $488 million to the state’s economy each year; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Mississippi’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; and

    WHEREAS, the nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;

    NOW THEREFORE, I, Jerry Autrey, Mayor of the City of Batesville, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Batesville and declare March as


    in the City of Batesville.

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