NEW HAMPSHIRE GENERAL AVIATION PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, the City of Claremont in the State of New Hampshire 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 the Claremont Municipal Airport have an immense economic impact on Claremont; and
WHEREAS, according to the FAA, New Hampshire has 25 public-use airports that serve 3,691 pilots and 1,187 active general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, according to the 2015 New Hampshire State Airport System Plan, the economic output of general aviation in New Hampshire is over $1 billion annually; and
WHEREAS; general aviation not only supports New Hampshire’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, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Claremont proclaims General Aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Claremont and declares March as General Aviation Appreciation Month in the City of Claremont.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Claremont, New Hampshire, to be affixed on this Ninth day of March, in the year Two Thousand and Sixteen.