WHEREAS, The Texas aviation industry is critical to our economy and to our way of life. Individuals, families, businesses and government agencies rely on air transportation to get from place to place, move cargo, keep our borders secure, control wildfires, support agriculture and perform many other critical functions; and ‘
WHEREAS, Today, general aviation and commercial service airports support hundreds of thousands of jobs. The 51,000 certified pilots and more than 19,400 active aircraft flying the Texas skies contribute $59.5 billion to our economy and transport 7.8 billion pounds of cargo to the Lone Star State each year; and
WHEREAS, Many Texas and national aviation organizations designate the month of November as a time to acknowledge the importance of aviation to our society; and
WHEREAS, At this time, I encourage all Midlanders to learn more about aviation in our city and to recognize the contributions of the hardworking professionals who support all sectors of this industry.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jerry F. Morales, Mayor of the City of Midland, Texas, do hereby proclaim the month of November 2014 as:
“AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH”
in Midland, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Midland, Texas, to be affixed this 11th day of November 2014.
Jerry F. Morales