Proclamations & Resolutions
Tifton, GA 2016
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    The Friendly City


    Recognizing General Aviation Appreciation Month


    June 2016

    WHEREAS: The City of Tifton in the state of Georgia 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 the Henry Tift Myers Airport have an immense economic impact on the City of Tifton; and

    WHEREAS: Georgia is home to 98 public-use general aviation airports, which serve 18,325 pilots and 5,228 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS: Georgia is home to 97 fixed-base operators, 128 repair stations, 469 heliports, 11 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,008 flight students and 3,184 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS: General aviation in Georgia contributes over $1.2 billion annually to the state’s economy; and

    WHEREAS: General aviation not only supports Georgia’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement, firefighting and 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 Julie Smith, Mayor of the City of Tifton, on behalf of the Tifton City Council, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Tifton and declare June 2016 as General Aviation Appreciation Month for the City of Tifton;

    Given under my Hand and the Seal of the City of Tifton this 27th day of May, 2016.

    Julie B. Smith, Mayor

    Jessica Jones, City Clerk

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