CITY OF HANNIBAL
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIAITON MONTH
WHEREAS, the City of Hannibal in the State of Missouri has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and
WHEREAS, Missouri is home to 115 public-use general aviation airports, which serve 9,087 pilots and 3,953 active general aviation aircraft. Missouri is home to 95 fixed-base operators, 55 repair stations, 547 heliports, 6 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,732 flight students and 1,610 flight instructors; and
WHEREAS, general aviation in Hannibal along with other towns and cities in Missouri support an economic impact of over $857 million annually. General aviation not only supports Missouri’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. The nation’s aviation infrastructure represent an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Roy Hark, Mayor of the city of Hannibal, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Hannibal and declare February as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Official Seal of the City of Hannibal, Missouri this 22nd day of February, 2016.
Roy G. Hark, Mayor