Proclamations & Resolutions
Mesquite, NV 2016
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    General Aviation Appreciation Month, July, 2016

    WHEREAS, the City of Mesquite in the state of Nevada 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 the Mesquite airport have an immense economic impact on the City of Mesquite; and

    WHEREAS, Nevada is home to 49 public-use airports, which serve 6,811 pilots and 2,246 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, Nevada is home to 31 fixed-based operators, 31 repair stations, 139 heliports, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,096 flight students and 1,341 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation in Nevada support a total economic output of over $275 million; and

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

    WHEREAS, many communities in Nevada depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to the state; 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, Allan S. Litman, Mayor of the City of Mesquite and the members of the City Council, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Mesquite and declare July as

     General Aviation Appreciation Month


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