March 20, 2019
General aviation, including business aviation, is a vital contributor to the economy in every state, and in March, the governors of North Dakota and Tennessee, along with several mayors across the country, officially recognized the industry for the important role it plays. Every state, in addition to hundreds of communities throughout the United States, have highlighted general aviation over the years for its contributions to the success of companies and citizens around the country.
“The state of North Dakota has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, public airports and airport operations,” Gov. Doug Burgum wrote in his proclamation.
North Dakota is home to 89 public-use airports, which serve 3,900 pilots and 2,100 based aircraft. The state’s aviation and aerospace industries contribute $3.6 billion annually to North Dakota’s economy.
The following proclamations also were issued this month in North Dakota:
- Proclamation from Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Mandan Mayor James Neubauer. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Williston Mayor Howard Klug. (PDF)
According to Gov. Bill Lee, “Tennessee boasts a robust network of 74 public-use general aviation airports, serving more than 12,200 pilots and 5,700 registered aircraft.”
Tennessee is home to several charter flight companies, aircraft repair stations, flight training schools and fixed base operators. In addition, many communities in Tennessee depend on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors.
The following proclamations also were issued this month in Tennessee:
- Proclamation from Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Millington Mayor Terry Jones. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Smyrna Mayor Mary Reed. (PDF)
The following proclamations also were issued in March:
- Proclamation from Keene, NH Mayor Kendall Lane. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Laconia, NH Mayor Edward Engler. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Brookfield, MO Mayor Lonnie Trentham. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Camdenton, MO Mayor John McNabb. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Hannibal, MO Mayor James Hark. (PDF)
- Proclamation from Rolla, MO Mayor Louis Magdits. (PDF)