General Aviation Appreciation Month 2016
Whereas, the City of Brookfield in the state of Missouri has significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and
Whereas, general aviation and the north Central Missouri Regional Airport have an immense economic impact on the City of Brookfield; and
Whereas, Missouri is home to 115 public-use general aviation airports, which serve 9,087 pilots and 3,953 active general aviation aircraft; and
Whereas, Missouri is home to 95 fixed-base operators, 55 repair stations, 547 heliports, 6 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,732 flight students and 1,610 flight instructors; and
Whereas, general aviation airports in Missouri support an economic impact of over $857 million annually; and
Whereas, general aviation not only supports Missouri’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, Martha Beach, Mayor, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Brookfield and declare March as General Aviation Appreciation Month in the City of Brookfield.
Dated this 23rd day of February, 2016.