Kansas Aviation Day

No Plane No Gain materials helped underscore the benefits of business aviation at the Kansas Aviation Day on Feb. 3.

The event, held at the Capitol in Topeka, is meant to showcase the positive impact of aviation and aerospace in the state of Kansas. General aviation contributes more than $8.3 billion to the state’s economic output, and supports 42,300 jobs and $2.8 billion in labor income.

“Elected officials need to know the significant effect the business aviation industry has on their state’s economy and their communities,” said Steve Hadley, NBAA’s director of regional programs, who attended the event. “These types of events allow us to reach out to the legislators, the public and students, sharing the great story of business aviation. The best message we can leave attendees about business aviation is simply ‘no plane, no gain’.”

State events highlighting aviation typically attract a number of local legislators and staff members, which provides an ideal opportunity to share issues and concerns relevant to business aviation.

No Plane No Gain materials, including the Business Aviation Fact Book, Business Leaders on Business Aviation and several “one-pagers,” which explain the role business aviation plays in the community, filled NBAA’s display.

“Aviation days like this one are opportunities to share the value of business aviation with legislators and the general public,” said Hadley. “Since these events often attended by area college students, we also hope to inspire students to begin a career in business aviation.”

NBAA and GAMA encourage people in the business aviation community to advocate for the industry. No Plane No Gain advocacy materials are available on the No Plane No Gain website. Review No Plane No Gain resources.