Proclamations & Resolutions
Warwick, NY 2016
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    General Aviation Appreciation Month 2016

    WHEREAS, the Village of Warwick in the state of New York 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 Warwick Municipal Airport have an immense economic impact of the Village of Warwick; and

    WHEREAS, according to the New York Department of TransportationAviation Bureau, there are 108 public-use general aviation airports in New York. The FAA reports that these airports support 16,267 pilots and 5, 116 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, FAA data shows that New York is home to 118 repair stations, 11 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,617 flight instructors and 4,108 student pilots. In addition, there are 75 fixed-bases operators in the state, according to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 587 heliports in New York; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation airports in New York account for 37,800 jobs and over $2.9 billion in labor income; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports New York’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 general Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure funding of this system;

    NOW THEREFORE, I, Michael Newhard, Mayor of Warwick, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to Warwick and declare May as


    Michael J. Newhard


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