Regional Aviation Proclamations

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Many state and local governments have issued proclamations heralding the value of business and general aviation. Business aviation plays a critical role in driving economic growth, jobs and investment across the U.S, and serves as an economic lifeline for thousands of communities.

Review recent proclamations below, or review the list of proclamations by state.

Recent Regional Aviation Proclamations

More Top Officials Declare Appreciation for Aviation

Oct. 29, 2014
Governors in three states, as well as officials in six cities and counties across the country, recently issued proclamations recently declaring their appreciation for general aviation, including business aviation, for their state or community. Governors in Connecticut, Kansas and West Virginia recognized the value of aviation, as well as local officials from Alaska, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico and West Virginia. All the proclamations contain several tenets of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, an ongoing effort to communicate to government leaders and the general public about the value of business aviation. Read more about the latest proclamations.

In September, More States Reaffirm Value of General Aviation

Sept. 23, 2014
In September, the governors of Alaska, Maryland, Michigan and New Mexico re-affirmed the value of general aviation (GA), including business aviation, to their states. All 50 states have officially recognized the value of GA, including business aviation, through proclamations incorporating themes established through the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Read more about the latest state proclamations in recognition of general aviation.

Eleven More Mayors Recognize the Value of General Aviation

Sept. 16, 2014
In the past two months, mayors of 11 cities in Maryland, Montana, South Carolina and Wisconsin have issued proclamations recognizing the value of general aviation (GA), including business aviation and local airports. The recent mayoral proclamations reflect the principles of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, an effort launched by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association in 2009. Mayors across the country have been issuing GA proclamations at an increasing rate. In all of 2013, just 16 mayors issued proclamations, but by June of this year the count had reached 100, and more are expected before the end of 2014. Learn more about the latest mayoral proclamations.

South Carolina, Montana Recognize Aviation in August

Aug. 22, 2014
The governors of South Carolina and Montana recently issued official statements declaring the value of general aviation (GA), including business aviation. "These governors know that the economic health and well-being of their state depends in part on businesses that utilize GA aircraft to reach their customers quickly and efficiently," said Bob Quinn, NBAA’s Midwest regional representative. "NBAA appreciates the proclamations from these governors." Learn more about aviation in South Carolina and Montana.

Wisconsin Governor Recognizes the Value of Aviation

July 30, 2014
In conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA's) AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, Wisconsin Gov, Scott Walker declared July 28 through Aug. 3 Aviation Week in his state. More than half a million people, from more than 60 countries, are expected to attend AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport, which celebrates the past, present and future in the world of flight. "Business aviation helps companies in Wisconsin operate in an increasingly competitive environment, and reach far-off customers, suppliers and markets," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We thank Gov. Walker for his proclamation and look forward to working with him to support business aviation." Learn more about aviation in Wisconsin.

Kentucky Governor Proclaims July Aviation Appreciation Month

July 23, 2014
Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has again expressed his support for aviation by declaring July "Aviation Appreciation Month." This month's declaration is the second statewide recognition of general aviation (GA) in Kentucky, with the first coming in July 2010. "Aviation employs thousands of Kentuckians and accounts for $1.75 billion in economic activity, and aerospace led Kentucky exports in 2013 with $5.6 billion," the proclamation states. Beshear also singled out hospitals, commercial businesses, multiple large cargo facilities and state tourism as enterprises that benefit from aviation. Read more about aviation in Kentucky.

Scottsdale, AZ Mayor Says, 'No Plane, No Gain'

July 17, 2014
Last month, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane toasted the success of Scottsdale Airpark, issuing a proclamation declaring June as Arizona General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month. He noted that the 8.5-square-mile airpark, with its well-kept 8,000-foot-long runway, now hosts about 2,200 companies and employs 48,000 people, 28 percent of all the city's working residents. In fact, it is now the second largest employment center in the state. Read more about the Scottsdale Airpark's contribution to business in Arizona.

100 Mayors Declare 'We Appreciate GA'

July 10, 2014
Mayor Matt Watkins of Pasco, WA on June 12 became the 100th top U.S. city official to proclaim his community’s appreciation of general aviation (GA), including business aviation. Last year, only 16 such local proclamations were issued, but the pace has accelerated rapidly in response to the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Since Mayor Watkins’ proclamation in June, similar declarations have been made by mayors or city officials of Carson City, NV; Cody, WY; Greeley, CO; Pocatello, ID; and Huntingburg, IN, with more expected soon. Learn more about the 100th mayoral proclamation.

Nine States Issue Aviation Appreciation Proclamations in June

June 18, 2014
Nine governors this month issued official statements of support for aviation, including business aviation. Proclamations were issued in Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. All 50 states have officially recognized the value of general aviation, including business aviation, through proclamations incorporating themes established through the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Read more about these recent proclamations.

With California Proclamation, All 50 States Now Recognize Importance of General Aviation

May 23, 2014
California has become the 50th state since 2010 to formally recognize the importance of general aviation (GA), including business aviation, for its citizens. California’s two proclamations were issued last month by the California state Senate and state Assembly. All state proclamations contain one or more tenets of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which was launched in 2009 by NBAA and General Aviation Manufacturers Association.Read more about GA in California and the No Plane No Gain campaign.

New York, Nebraska Governors Issue Aviation Appreciation Proclamations

May 22, 2014
The governors of Nebraska and New York this month issued official statements of support for aviation, including business aviation. To date, 49 states have officially recognized the value of general aviation, including business aviation, through proclamations incorporating themes established through the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Read more about the New York and Nebraska aviation proclamations.

More Mayors Recognize the Importance of General Aviation, Including Business Aviation

May 15, 2014
More Mayors Recognize the Importance of General Aviation, Including Business Aviation Mayors across the country continue to voice their approval of general aviation (GA), including business aviation, and the benefits it brings to their communities and states. The latest group of city mayors to declare their support includes officials in Medford, OR; Alexandria and Natchitoches, LA; Columbia, MO and New Smyrna Beach, FL. Nearly all U.S. states, along with many cities and towns, have officially recognized the value of GA, including business aviation, with all proclamations including at least some of the basic tenants of the No Plane No Gain Advocacy campaign, which was launched in 2009 and is sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Read more about these latest proclamations.

Governors of Florida, Missouri Proclaim Importance of General Aviation

April 14, 2014
Governors in Florida and Missouri have recently reaffirmed their states' ongoing commitment to general aviation (GA). In separate proclamations, Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon and Florida Gov. Rick Scott highlighted the importance of GA to job creation, economic activity and community connectivity in their states. "We are grateful for these proclamations recognizing the value of all general aviation, including business aviation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. To date, 49 states have officially recognized the value of the industry through proclamations. Read more about these important affirmations in Missouri and Florida of the industry's value.

ND, NH Governors' Proclamations Reaffirm Support for Business Aviation

March 20, 2014
Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota and Gov. Margaret Wood Hassan of New Hampshire both issued proclamations this month reaffirming their support for general aviation, including business aviation. Each proclamation contains several of the values detailed in the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. To date, 49 states have officially recognized the value of GA and business aviation, with all proclamations including at least some of the basic tenets of the No Plane No Gain campaign, which was launched in early 2009. Read more about the proclamations.

Regional Aviation Proclamations By State

Alabama

Oct. 24, 2012
Alabama Governor Proclaims GA Appreciation Month

Alaska

Sept. 21, 2012
Alaska Celebrates General Aviation Month
March 5, 2010
Proclamation by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (R) declaring March 2010 “General Aviation Month”

Arizona

Jan. 18, 2013
Arizona Governor Designates Jan. 15 as Aviation Day

Arkansas

Aug. 29, 2013
Mayors Support Arkansas Govenors' Proclamation Supporting General Aviation
Aug. 8, 2013
Wisconsin, Arkansas Hail Contributions of General Aviation

California

April 23, 2014
With California Proclamation, All 50 States Now Recognize Importance of General Aviation
March 2013
Mayor John Buckland proclaims March 2013 as "General Aviation Appreciation Month" in Yuba City, CA

Colorado

July 10, 2013
July is GA Appreciation Month in Colorado
April 10, 2012
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper declares June 2012 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”
May 6, 2011
Colorado Group: June 2011 to Be Declared ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month'

Connecticut

Sept. 14, 2012
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) Proclaims September 2012 as "Aviation Aviation Month"

Delaware

June 5, 2013
Delaware, Nevada Celebrate General Aviation
June 10, 2011
Proclamation by Governor Jack A. Markell declaring July 2011 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Florida

April 22, 2014
New Smyrna Beach, FL, Mayor Adam Barringer Declares April 2014 "General Aviation Appreciation Month"
Jan. 29, 2014
Proclamation by Governor Rick Scott declaring April 2014 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”
March 8, 2013
Proclamation by Governor Rick Scott declaring April 2013 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”
June 10, 2011
Proclamation by Governor Rick Scott declaring June 2011 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Georgia

Nov. 5, 2010
Proclamation by Governor Sonny Perdue (R) proclaiming October 2010 “Aviation Appreciation Month”

Hawaii

March 20, 2013
Hawaii Declares 2013 The Year of General Aviation

Idaho

June 1, 2013
Idaho Governor Proclaims June 2013 General Aviation Appreciation Month
Sept. 15, 2011
Idaho Declares September 'General Aviation Appreciation Month'

Illinois

June 19, 2013
Bolingbrook, IL Mayor Declares GA 'Critical' to Lives of Residents
May 21, 2013
Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois, proclaims June 2013 as General Aviation Appreciation Month

Indiana

March 14, 2012
Indiana Governor Proclaims March 2012 'Aviation Month'

Iowa

Dec. 30, 2011
Iowa Governor Iowa Governor Branstad Declares December 2011 "GA Appreciation Month"

Kansas

Sept. 5, 2013
Kansas Proclaims 'Aviation Appreciation Month,' Kicks Off First Aviation Expo
April 29, 2011
Kansas Summit, Proclamation Highlight Business Aviation's Value

Kentucky

July 23, 2014
Kentucky Governor Proclaims July Aviation Appreciation Month
July 29, 2010
Proclamation from Governor Steven Beshear (D) declaring July 2010 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”

Louisiana

April 28, 2014
Mayors from Alexandria, LA, and Natchitoches, LA Declare April 2014 "General Aviation Appreciation Month"
Dec. 13, 2011
Louisiana Governor Declares December 2011 'Aviation Appreciation Month'

Maine

May 3, 2012
Proclamation from Maine’s Governor Paul LePage designating April 2012 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Maryland

Sept. 1, 2010
Proclamation from Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley designating September 2010 as “General Aviation and Community Airport Month”

Massachusetts

Oct. 3, 2013
Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick Reaffirms Appreciation for General Aviation
Nov. 18, 2011
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) Proclaims November 2011 as "General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month"

Michigan

Sept. 14, 2012
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) Proclaims September 2012 as "Michigan Aviation Month"

Minnesota

Oct. 11, 2010
Proclamation from Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) designating October 2010 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month

Mississippi

May 23, 2011
Mississippi Declares Each May "Aviation Month"

Missouri

April 23, 2014
Columbia, MO Mayor Robert McDavid Declares April 2014 "General Aviation Appreciation Month"
March 7, 2014
Missouri Governor Nixon Proclaims April 2014 GA Appreciation Month
April 9, 2013
Missouri Governor Proclaims April 2013 GA Appreciation Month
March 27, 2012
Missouri Reaffirms Business Aviation's Value
April 20, 2011
Missouri 21st State to Officially Recognize Business Aviation Value

Montana

Nov. 18, 2010
Letter from Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) recognizing the importance of Montana’s aviation and aerospace industry during November 2010

Nebraska

May 14, 2014
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman declares May 2014 as "General Aviation Appreciation Month"
May 21, 2013
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman designates May 2013 as "General Aviation Appreciation Month"
May 18, 2012
Nebraska Governor Reaffirms Value of General Aviation

Nevada

June 5, 2013
Delaware, Nevada Celebrate General Aviation
June 13, 2012
Nevada Proclaims June Aviation Appreciation Month

New Hampshire

March 20, 2014
Proclamation from New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan declaring March 2014 as General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month
March 26, 2013
New Hampshire Proclaimed March 2013 as General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month
March 18, 2011
New Hampshire Recognizes General Aviation Value on Local Group's Advocacy Day

New Jersey

May 15, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared May 2013 General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month.
May 12, 2011
New Jersey Joins Host of States With GA Month Proclamation
Aug. 25, 2010
Proclamation from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie designating September 29, 2010 as “Aviation Awareness Day”

New Mexico

Sept. 26, 2012
New Mexico Once Again Recognizes the Value of GA
Aug. 2, 2010
Proclamation from New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson designating September 2010 as “Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month”

New York

April 13, 2014
New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares May 2014 as "Aviation Appreciation Month"
May 10, 2013
New York Declares May Aviation Appreciation Month
May 23, 2012
New York Governor Designates May as Aviation Appreciation Month
March 24, 2011
State Legislature Honors New York Aviation Group During Its Advocacy Day
May 24, 2010
Proclamation from New York's Westchester County about the importance of Westchester County Airport (HPN)

North Carolina

Dec. 2010
Proclamation from North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue (D) declaring December 3–10, 2010 as “Aviation Appreciation Week”

North Dakota

March 20, 2014
Proclamation from North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple declaring March 2014 "Aviation Month"
March 9, 2011
Proclamation from North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple declaring March 6-12, 2011 as “Aviation Week”

Ohio

Nov. 21, 2013
Ohio has declared December 2013 as General Aviation Appreciation Month.
Dec. 7, 2012
Ohio, 'Birthplace of Aviation,' Declares December GA Appreciation Month
Oct. 6, 2011
Ohio, 'Birthplace of Aviation,' Declares October GA Appreciation Month
Nov. 3, 2010
Proclamation from the City of Riverside declaring November 2010 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month”
July 16, 2010
Proclamation by Governor Ted Strickland (D) declaring July 16, 2010, to be “Aviation Industry Awareness Day” in Ohio

Oklahoma

Aug. 29, 2012
Proclamation by Governor Mary Fallin declaring August 2012 to be “Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month ”

Oregon

May 1, 2014
Medford, OR Mayor Gary Wheeler Declares May 2014 "General Aviation Appreciation Month"

Pennsylvania

Sept. 15, 2011
Proclamation by Governor Tom Corbett declaring September 2011 to be “General Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month”

Rhode Island

Aug. 31, 2012
Proclamation by Rhode Island’s Governor Chafee acknowledged August 2012 as Rhode Island General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month

South Carolina

Aug. 14, 2013
South Carolina Governor Proclaims Aviation Week in August
Aug. 16, 2012
South Carolina Governor Asserts Value of Business Aviation
June 3, 2011
Proclamation by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) declaring June 2011 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

South Dakota

May 20, 2013
Proclamation by South Dakota Governor Daugaard declaring June 2013 as "General Aviation Appreciation Month"
June 3, 2011
Aviation Plays 'Critical' Role in South Dakota, Proclamation Says

Tennessee

Sept. 11, 2012
Proclamation by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam declaring September 2012 “Aviation Appreciation Month”
March 11, 2010
Proclamation by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen (D) declaring April 2010 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Texas

Oct. 29, 2013
Texas Governor Declares November Aviation Appreciation Month
Nov. 13, 2012
Texas Again Declares November “Aviation Appreciation Month”
Nov. 11, 2011
Proclamation by Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) declaring November 2011 “Aviation Appreciation Month”

Utah

Sept. 21, 2012
Utah Governor Declares Business Aviation an Important Tool for Companies

Vermont

March 8, 2010
Proclamation by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas (R) designating February 2010 “Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month”

Virginia

Aug. 24, 2011
Virginia Governor Praises Business Flying In Aviation Month Proclamation

Washington

May 31, 2013
Proclamation by Washington Governor Inslee declaring June 2013 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month”
June 8, 2012
Proclamation by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire (D) declaring June 2012 “General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month”
May 10, 2010
Proclamation by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire (D) declaring May 2010 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

West Virginia

Oct. 3, 2013
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Reaffirms Appreciation for General Aviation
Oct. 2, 2012
West Virginia's Governor Declares Business Aviation 'Critical' to State
Aug. 11, 2011
Proclamation by West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) declaring August 2011 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”
Jan. 11, 2010
Proclamation by West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III declaring January 2010 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Wisconsin

July 30, 2014
At Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin Gov, Scott Walker declared July 28 through Aug. 3, 2014, Aviation Week
Aug. 8, 2013
Wisconsin, Arkansas Hail Contributions of General Aviation
July 25, 2012
Wisconsin Aviation Week Proclamation Highlights Business Airports
July 19, 2010
Proclamation by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle declaring July 25-August 1, 2010 “Wisconsin Aviation Week”

Wyoming

June 20, 2013
Proclamation by Wyoming Governor Mead declaring June 2013 as "General Aviation Appreciation Month"
July 6, 2011
Proclamation by Wyoming Governor Mead declaring June 2011 "General Aviation Appreciation Month."