City of Charlotte, North Carolina Proclamation
WHEREAS, the city of Charlotte in the state of North Carolina has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations, and community airports; and
WHEREAS, North Carolina is home to 114 public-use airports that serve 14,055 pilots, 5,451 active general aviation aircraft, is home to 65 repair stations, 11 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,560 student pilots, and 2,379 flight instructors; and
WHEREAS, general aviation airports contribute an annual economic impact of over $2 billion to North Carolina’s economy and support 15,460 jobs; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports North Carolina’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and health services, law-enforcement, firefighting, disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Daniel G. Clodfelter, Mayor of Charlotte, do hereby proclaim February 2015 as
“GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH”
in Charlotte and commend its observance to all citizens.
WITNESS MY HAND and the official Seal of the City of Charlotte.
Daniel G. Clodfelter