Proclamations & Resolutions
City of Gooding, ID 2013
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  • Idaho General Aviation Proclamation

    WHEREAS: General Aviation and Community Airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms.

    WHEREAS: The State of Idaho has a significant interest in the continued vitality of General Aviation, Aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions and aviation organizations and community airports and airport operators.

    WHEREAS: In total, Idaho has 126 public-use airports, serving 5,900 pilots and 2,900 general aviation aircraft.

    WHEREAS: According to the 2010 Idaho Airport System Plan, the economic impact of general aviation in Idaho is over $426 million. The same report found that the total annual economic impact of aviation in Idaho is $2.1 billion. Idaho airports and visitors who arrive by air are responsible for 4% of the state’s estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

    WHEREAS: Idaho’s general aviation airports create 4,096 jobs annually, with an estimated payroll of $133 million.

    WHEREAS: According to the Idaho Transportation Department, approximately 23,000 residents of Idaho owe their jobs to the aviation industry, representing 2.9% of all jobs in the state.

    WHEREAS: Organizations like the Idaho Aviation Association, the Alliance for Aviation Across America, National Business Aviation Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and National Air Transportation Association recognize and promote the interests and importance of aviation in Idaho and throughout the world.

    WHEREAS: General Aviation plays a vital role in the State’s response to emergencies and natural disasters.

    WHEREAS: Idaho is home to 46 charter flight companies, 28 repair stations, and 7 flight schools operating 22 aircraft and providing 58 jobs. In addition, there are 46 fixed-based operators in the state.

    WHEREAS: Many communities in Idaho depend heavily on General Aviation and Community Airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our State.

    THEREFORE, I Vern France, Council President of the City of Gooding do hereby proclaim General Aviation a vital strategic resource to the State of Idaho and declare June to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.

    Idaho General Aviation Proclamation

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand at
    the City of Gooding, Gooding County in the Gooding
    Municipal Building on this 19th day of June of
    our Lord 2013

    Vern France
    Council President

    Morri Hall
    City Clerk

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