Office of the Mayor
WHEREAS, General aviation and community airports, such as Warsaw Municipal Airport, play a vital role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operations of our businesses and farms; and
WHEREAS, The state of Indiana has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions and aviation organizations, and community airports and airport operators; and
WHEREAS, Indiana is home to 114 public use airports that serve 10,621 pilots and 3,151 active general aviation aircraft. Additionally, the state is home to 68 fixed-based operators, 67 repair stations, and4 flight schools; and
WHEREAS, General aviation contributes an annual economic impact of $5.88 billion to Indiana’s economy which supports 32,000 jobs; and
WHEREAS, Aviation not only supports Indiana’s economy, it improves our overall quality of life by providing essential emergency medical transportation, enhancing public safety by assisting law enforcement, and transporting business and leisure travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and
WHEREAS, The nation’s infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and direct Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Joseph M. Thallemer, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Warsaw and declare June to be
General Aviation Appreciation Month
In Witness Whereof, I ave hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Warsaw to be affixed this 2nd day of June, 2014.
Joseph M. Thallemer, Mayor