Proclamations & Resolutions
Winston-Salem, NC 2016
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  • City of Winston-Salem

    Proclamation

    OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

    WHEREAS: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organization and community airports; and

    WHEREAS: North Carolina is home to 62 publicly-owned general aviation airports, which serve 13,771 active pilots and 6,771 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS: North Carolina is home to 84 fixed-base operators, 63 repair stations, 463 heliports, 16 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,539 flight students and 2,532 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS: the total economic output of general aviation airports in North Carolina is over $4 billion; and

    WHEREAS: general aviation not only supports North Carolina’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, ALLEN JOINES, Mayor of the City of Winston-Salem, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Winston salem and declare June, 2016 as

    GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH

    Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of June, 2016.

    ALLEN JOINES

    Mayor

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