Proclamations & Resolutions
Hammond, LA 2015
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  • PROCLAMATION

    WHEREAS: the City of Hammond in the state of Louisiana 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 local airports, including Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, have an immense economic impact on the City of Hammond; and

    WHEREAS, Louisiana is home to 62 public-use airports, which serve 5,696 pilots and 3,264 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, Louisiana is home to 61 fixed-based operators, 37 repair stations, 520 heliports, 7 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,215 flight students and 870 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation in Louisiana contributes over $966 million to the state’s economy annually and supports more than 9,300 jobs; and

    WHEREAS: general aviation not only supports Louisiana’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;

    THEREFORE, I, Pete Panepinto, Mayor of Hammond, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City Hammond and declare March 2015 to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.

    Pete Panepinto, Mayor

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