OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
WHEREAS, general aviation and community airports play an important role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and
WHEREAS, the State of Illinois has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational instructions, aviation organizations and community airports and airport operators; and
WHEREAS, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics, there are 98 public-use general aviation airports in Illinois, supporting 14,000 general aviation pilots and 5,600 aircraft; and,
WHEREAS, according to Federal Aviation Administration data, Illinois is home to 96 repair stations, 13 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,354 flight instructors and 3,199 student pilots; and
WHEREAS, many communities in Illinois support general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, aviation education, and travel for tourists and visitors to our state.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, JOHN MCCABE, Mayor of the City of Pekin, do hereby proclaim the month of June, 2016 as,
“GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH”
in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois.
Adopted this 13th day of June in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.