General aviation supports Nebraska’s economy and improves quality of life there, declared Gov. Pete Ricketts in proclaiming May to be General Aviation Appreciation Month in the state.
Members of the GA community joined the governor May 14 in a public event to recognize the benefits aviation provides to Nebraskans.
Nebraska also is home to 70 fixed-base operators, 13 repair stations, and three FAA-approved flight schools.
The state’s $1.2 billion GA economy supports 7,900 jobs, and “improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law-enforcement, firefighting, and disaster relief,” it added.
The proclamation recognized aviation organizations including AOPA for promoting “the interests and importance of general aviation in Nebraska and throughout the world.”