Proclamations & Resolutions
Pullman, WA 2015
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          WHEREAS, general aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses, industry, ranches, and farms; and

          WHEREAS, the state of Washington has significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports, and airport operators; and

          WHEREAS, Washington state has 134 public use airports serving 18,727 pilots and 9,201 general aviation aircraft; and

          WHEREAS, public use airports support 248,500 jobs, $15.3 billion in wages, and $50.9 billion in total economic activty; and

           WHEREAS, general aviation plays a vital role in the State’s response to emergencies and natural disasters; and

           WHEREAS, the nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important, public benefit, and direct, Congressional oversight, is necessary to ensure stable funding of this system; and

           WHEREAS, Washington is the home to 45 charter flight companies, 110 repair states, and 31 flight schools operating 11 aircraft and providing 310 jobs, in addition to 62 fixed-based operators; and.

            WHEREAS, the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport – which is in the midst of an FAA-supported major runway realignment project that will benefit general aviation pilots, business aviation, commercial aviation, and all those passengers who use those services – is home to FBO Inter-State Aviation serving general aviation pilots and charters, and averages 80 general aviation flight operations per day.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I Glenn A. Johnson, Mayor of the city of Pullman, do hereby proclaim June as

    General Aviation Appreciation Month

    in Pullman and I call upon all residents to recognize the value of general aviation a vital strategic resource to our community and the region served by Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

    Mayor Glenn. A Johnson

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