General Aviation Appreciation
WHEREAS, general aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in business operations; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Houston is home to three public-use airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) the contribute $27 billion yearly to the region’s economy; and,
WHEREAS, many businesses in Houston depend heavily on general aviation and, community airports for the continued flow of commerce and tourism to our city; and
WHEREAS, organizations like the National Business Aviation Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, Alliance for Aviation Across America, Helicopter Association INternational, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and National Air Transportation Association recognize and promote the interests and importance of aviation in the City of Houston and throughout the world; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Houston has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports and airport operators.
THEREFORE, I, Annise D. Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim December 5, 2012, as
General Aviation Appreciation Day
in Houston, Texas.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Official Seal of the City of Houston to be affixed this 29th day of November, 2012.
Annise D. Parker
Mayor of the City of Houston