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Nebraska proclamation recognizes GA impactNebraska proclamation recognizes GA impact

Nebraska communities depend heavily on general aviation to keep businesses and tourism on the move, and the industry provides jobs for 5,250 residents, said Gov. Dave Heineman, proclaiming May 2013 as General Aviation Appreciation Month.

Aviation generates annual payrolls valued at $10.6 million, and Nebraska airports handle more than 970,000 general aviation aircraft operations per year, said the proclamation issued May 15. It noted that Nebraska is home to “13 charter flight companies, 12 repair stations, numerous flight schools, over 70 fixed-base operators and over 200 aerial applicators.”

Altogether, general aviation is estimated to have an annual economic impact of $721 million on Nebraska’s economy, while also providing medical outreach, firefighting, search and rescue, and other public service capabilities, the governor said.

The proclamation cited numerous aviation organizations, including AOPA, as promoters of the “interest and importance” of GA in Nebraska.

Dan Namowitz

Dan Namowitz

Associate Editor Web
Associate Editor Web Dan Namowitz has been writing for AOPA in a variety of capacities since 1991. He has been a flight instructor since 1990 and is a 30-year AOPA member.
Topics: Economic Impact, Advocacy

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