General Aviation Appreciation Month – June 2015
WHEREAS, the County of Mineral 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 local airports have an immense economic impact on the county of mineral; and
WHEREAS, Nevada is home to 31 fixed-based operators, 31 repair stations, 139 heliports, FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,096 flight students and 1,341 flight instructors; and
WHEREAS, general aviation in Nevada contributes over $275 million to the state’s economic annually; and
WHEREAS, general aviation 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, the nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important, public health, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;
THEREFORE, We, the Mineral County Board of Commissioners, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the County of Mineral and declare June 2015 to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.
Cliff Cichowlaz, Commission Chair
Lorraine Haight, Clerk of the Board.