Dec. 17, 2019

The state of Indiana proclaimed December as General Aviation Appreciation Month in support of the value the industry brings to Hoosier State residents. Additionally, mayors in several states highlighted general aviation, including business aviation, as being a vital contributor to the economies in their cities, issuing proclamations in celebration of the industry.


In his proclamation, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said, “general aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as the operation of our businesses and farms.” Indiana, he noted, is home to 117 public-use airports, which serve 10,396 pilots and 4,914 based aircraft.

View the full Indiana proclamation. (PDF)

View a proclamation from Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer. (PDF)


Three mayors in the state issued proclamations highlighting the $5.3 billion in economic impact generated by 135 public-use airports and 83 heliports, plus FBOs, flight schools, aircraft manufacturing, and flight instructors.

View a proclamation from Fairmont Mayor Deborah J, Foster. (PDF)

View a proclamation from Hutchinson Mayor Gary Forcier. (PDF)

View a proclamation from Mankato Mayor Najwa Massad. (PDF)

North Carolina

Several North Carolina mayors touted the value that general aviation brings to their city, region and state. North Carolina is home to 72 public-use airports, which serve more than 15,000 pilots. The total economic output of general aviation in the state is $4.9 billion.

Review a proclamation from Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis. (PDF)

Review a proclamation from Lexington Mayor Newell Clark. (PDF)

Review a proclamation from Manteo Mayor Bobby Owens. (PDF)


General aviation not only supports Oklahoma’s economy, it improves overall quality of life in the state by supporting emergency and medical personnel, disaster relief efforts and more, according to proclamations from two mayors in the state. The state is home to 136 public-use airports.

Review a proclamation from the Bartlesville City Council. (PDF)

Review a proclamation from El Reno Mayor Matt White. (PDF)