March 21, 2011
"While America is built upon the strength of its people and its industries, it is vital that the government stand behind them. That is why it was so important that Secretary LaHood visit Wichita and see for himself and on behalf of President Obama the great things the general aviation industry is doing. It was my privilege to be a part of such an event.
"Secretary LaHood really seemed to touch the more than 2,000 general aviation community employees who were at the rally. His acknowledgement that Wichita is the epicenter for general aviation in the world shows that he understands the importance of GA to the nation’s economy and its balance of trade. We hope that his promise to try to convince President Obama to come to Wichita and see for himself will bear fruit, and as the Secretary said, that there will be even more workers employed by Wichita’s GA industry when he visits."
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