WHEREAS, the city of Winnemucca in the state of Nevada 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 local airports, including the Winnemucca Municipal Airport, have an immense economic impact on the City of Winnemucca; and
WHEREAS, Nevada is home to 49 public-use airports, which serve 6,811 pilots and 2,246 active general aviation aircraft; and
WHEREAS, Nevada is home to 31 fixed-based operators, 31 repair stations, 139 heliports, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,096 flight students and 1,341 flight instructors; and
WHEREAS, general aviation in Nevada contributes over $275 million to the state’s economy annually; and
WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports Nevada’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law-enforcement, firefighting, 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;
THEREFORE, I, Di An Putnam, Mayor of the City of Winnemucca, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Winnemucca and declare June 2015 to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.
“General Aviation Appreciation Month”
Dated and signed this 19th day of May, 2015.
Di An Putnam, Mayor
City of Winnemucca