One in 10 jobs in Oklahoma is dependent upon aviation, so protecting airports and keeping the cost of flying affordable is AOPA's priority for the state. To help promote aviation in the state, AOPA Vice President of Regional Affairs Greg Pecoraro attended Oklahoma Aviation Day on Wednesday at the state capitol. Pecoraro discussed House Bill 2082 with state legislators and expressed AOPA's support for the measure. As ePilot reported on February 16, the bill would provide $40 million in state funding for improvements at regional airports. AOPA has asked the state to extend funding to all of its airports in the future.
March 2, 2007