Dec. 4, 2017

General aviation and community airports are vital to the lives of Ohio’s citizens, as well as the operation of the state’s businesses and farms, Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor wrote in a proclamation recognizing December as General Aviation Appreciation Month.

“The state of Ohio has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports and airport operators,” the proclamation reads. “Many communities in Ohio depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our state.”

The proclamation points out that general aviation airports in Ohio support more than 17,000 jobs, $688 million in annual payroll and contribute more than $1.8 billion to the state’s economy. Ohio has 150 public-use airports.

View the Ohio proclamation. (PDF)

In addition to the state proclamation, officials in eight towns around the country also recently issued proclamations: