Proclamations & Resolutions
Twin Falls, ID 2014
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    City of Twin Falls, Idaho

    Proclamation

    General Aviation

    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 and farms; and

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

    WHEREAS, Idaho has 126 public-use airports, serving 5,900 pilots and 2,900 general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, according to the 2010 Idaho Airport System Plan, the total economic impact of aviation in Idaho is $2.1 billion and Idaho airports and visitors who arrive by air are responsible for 4% of the state’s estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP); and

    WHEREAS, Idaho’s general aviation airports create 4,096 jobs annually, with an estimated payroll of $13 million; and

    WHEREAS, according to the Idaho Transportation Department, approximately 23,000 residents of Idaho owe their jobs to the aviation industry, representing 2.9% of all jobs in the state; and

    WHEREAS, organizations like the Idaho Aviation Association, Civilian Air Patrol, Alliance for Aviation Across America, National Business Aviation Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and National Air Transportation Association recognize and promote the interests and importance of aviation in Idaho and throughout the world; and

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

    WHEREAS, many communities in Idaho depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to our state.

    NOW THEREFORE, I, Don Hall, Mayor of Twin Falls, Idaho, do hereby proclaim GENERAL AVIATION a vital strategic resource to the State of Idaho and declare June as

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused this seal to be affixed.

    Mayor Don Hall

    Deputy City Clerk Leila Sanchez

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