Proclamations & Resolutions
Madison, WI 2014
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  • MAYORAL PROCLAMATION

    WHEREAS, the city of Madison in the state of Wisconsin 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 Blackhawk Airfield, have an immense economic impact on the city of Madison; and

    WHEREAS, Wisconsin is home to 131 public-use airports that serve 9,503 pilots and 5,694 active general aviation aircrafts; and

    WHEREAS, the state is home to 48 repair stations, 7 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,610 student pilots and 1,604 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, genreal aviation contributes an annual economic impact of $694 million to Wisconsin’s economy and supports 9,390 jobs; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Wisconsin’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law-enforcement, firefighting, disaster relief, and transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and

    WHEREAS, the nation’s aviation infrastructure represents and important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, does hereby proclaim August 18th-24th, 2014, as

    General Aviation Appreciation Week

    and calls upon all citizens to recognize that general aviation is a vital strategic resource to the city of Madison.

    Mayor Paul R. Soglin

    Signed and sealed this 12th day of August 2014 at City Hall

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