GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH 2016
WHEREAS, the City of Decatur in State of Tennessee has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee boasts a robust network of 79 public commercial and general aviation airports, serving more than 12,000 pilots and 4,000 general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Tennessee’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, Jeff Landrum, Mayor of the City of Decatur, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Decatur and declare July as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
in the City of Decatur.