Dec. 27, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich highlighted the importance of the industry to the state by proclaiming December 2018 as General Aviation Appreciation Month.

“General aviation airports in Ohio support 17,497 jobs, $688 million in annual payroll and contribute more than $1.8 billion to the state’s economy,” he wrote. “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.”

Ohio is home to more than 150 public-use general aviation airports, service approximately 16,000 pilots and 6,000 active general aviation aircraft.

“General aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms,” Kasich wrote.

Read the full Ohio proclamation. (PDF)

The following proclamations also were issued this month in Ohio: