CITY OF LEXINGTON
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH 2016
WHEREAS, the City Lexington, North Carolina, 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 Davidson County Airport have an immense economic impact on the City of Lexington; and
WHEREAS, North Carolina is home to 62 publicly-owned general aviation airports, which serve 13,771 active pilots and 6,771 active general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, North Carolina is home to 84 fixed-base operators, 63 repair stations, 463 heliports, 16 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,539 flight students and 2,532 flight instructors; and
WHEREAS, the total economic output of general aviation airports in North Carolina is over $4 billion; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports North Carolina’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, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Newell Clark, Mayor of the City of Lexington, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2016 as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
in the City of Lexington and urge all citizens to recognize general aviation as a vital strategic resource in many aspects to the City of Lexington.
This the 6th day of June, 2016.