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Missouri honors aviation

Article | Apr 17, 2013

Because general aviation and community airports in Missouri play a critical role in the lives of citizens, as well as in the operation of businesses and farms, Gov. Jay Nixon has proclaimed April 2013 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” The proclamation acknowledges that “the state of Missouri has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports and airport operators.” GA also contributes $2.4 billion to the state’s economy and accounts for 16,000 jobs statewide.

Texas honors general aviation’s ‘critical’ role

Advocacy | Dec 06, 2012

If you want to see a wide cross-section of the length, breadth, economic impact, and community support that GA offers, surveying the Lone Star State’s GA activity is a good way to start.

It's official: Alaska appreciates general aviation

Advocacy | Sep 05, 2012

Nowhere are pilots and their aircraft more vital to the well-being of their communities than in Alaska.

Iowa governor appreciates GA

Advocacy | Dec 29, 2011

General aviation has a friend in Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who designated December as General Aviation Appreciation Month.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2010

2010 dubbed ‘Year of Engagement’ President Craig Fuller calls on members to get directly involved in GA issues It takes more than associations speaking up to teach opinion leaders and decision makers about general aviation. It takes individual members stepping up and becoming actively engaged with their community leaders.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2010

No user fees in the budget! For the past year, AOPA and the general aviation community have made it clear that user fees are not the best way to fund the nation’s aviation system. That message was repeated loud and clear by aviation supporters in the House and Senate, including more than 100 members of Congress who declared that user fees would be a “non-starter.” The budget proposal released February 1 makes it evident that aviation’s voices were heard.