GENERAL AVIATION AND COMMUNITY AIRPORT MONTH
WHEREAS, The City of Frederick in the State of Maryland has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organization and community airports; and
WHEREAS, general aviation and the Frederick Municipal Airport have an immense economic impact on Frederick; and
WHEREAS, a 2015 Maryland Economic Impact of Airports study found that general aviation airports in Maryland support more than $704 million in business -generated revenue; and
WHEREAS, the State of Maryland has 35 public-use general aviation airports, serving 7,782 pilots and 2,774 active general aviation aircraft. General aviation airports support 6,317 jobs across the state; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Maryland’s economy; it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and
WHEREAS, Maryland is home to 22 fixed -based operators, 13 charter flight companies, 24 repair stations, and 11 FAA-approved flight schools operating 71 aircraft and providing 112 jobs including Landmark Aviation, Frederick Flight Center, and Advanced Helicopter Concepts located at Frederick Municipal Airport; and
WHEREAS, Frederick Municipal Airport is a preferred corporate executive airport serving the Baltimore Washington region with 90,000 aircraft operations annually including many from the more than 350 businesses using the airport each year.
WHEREAS, The nation’s infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Randy McClement, Mayor of The City of Frederick, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City and declare September 2016 as General Aviation and Community Airport Month in The City of Frederick.
Mayor Randy McClement
Aldermen: Kelly Russell, President Pro-Tern,
Michael O’Connor, Philip Dacey,
Josh Bokee, Donna Kuzemchak