March 21, 2018

Governors in New Hampshire, North Dakota and Tennessee this month recognized the economic and humanitarian value general aviation, including business aviation, brings to their states.

New Hampshire

“General aviation plays a vital role in New Hampshire’s response to emergencies and natural disasters, and many communities in New Hampshire depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our state,” wrote Gov. Christopher Sununu.

New Hampshire is home to 25 publicly owned airports that serve 3,825 pilots and operate 2,055 general aviation aircraft.

Read the full New Hampshire proclamation. (PDF)

Other New Hampshire proclamations in March include:

North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum noted in his proclamation that the aviation and aerospace industry in North Dakota plays “an increasing role as an economic catalyst,” creating more than 32,000 jobs and contributing an estimated $3.6 billion annually to the state’s economy.

North Dakota has 89 public-use airports, serving more than 3,300 in-state pilots and more than 2,000 state-registered aircraft.

Read the full North Dakota proclamation. (PDF)

Other North Dakota proclamations in March include:


“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,” wrote Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, adding general aviation also plays a vital role in the state’s response to emergencies and natural disasters.

Tennessee is home to many charter flight companies, aircraft repair stations, flight training schools and fixed-base operators.

Read the full Tennessee proclamation. (PDF)

Other Tennessee proclamations in March include:

The following proclamations also were issued this month: