Proclamations & Resolutions
New Ulm, MN 2015
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  • PROCLAMATION

    WHEREAS, the city of New Ulm in the state of Minnesota 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 the New Ulm Municipal Airport, have an immense economic impact on the city of New Ulm; and

    WHEREAS, the New Ulm Municipal Airport now has a 5,400 ft. Main runway and working to extend our crosswind runway to 4,000 feet; and

    WHEREAS, Minnesota is home to 153 public-use airports, which serve 12,478 pilots and 4,365 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, Minnesota is home to 109 fixed-based operators, 51 repair stations, 522 heliports, 11 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,933 flight students and 2,500 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation in Minnesota contributes over $5.3 billion to the state’s economy annually; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Minnesota’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 benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert J. Beussman, Mayor of the City of New Ulm, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the city of New Ulm and declare October 2015 to be

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

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