Nov. 25, 2015
In proclaiming November as Aviation Appreciation Month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that the aviation industry, including business aviation, is “critical” to the state’s economy and its way of life.
The governor’s proclamation was the sixth consecutive year a Texas governor has publicly acknowledged aviation’s value.
“It brings families together, transports business executives to important meetings, delivers essential cargo, provides life-saving medical evacuation, police search and rescue, utility grid and oil pipeline inspection and border protection, and helps control pests that can wreak havoc on farmer’s crops,” Abbott wrote.
In addition, 18 city leaders in five states recently issued general aviation appreciation month proclamations. They were:
- Gainesville Mayor Edward Braddy. Review the Gainesville proclamation. (PDF)
- Naples Mayor John Sorey III. Review the Naples proclamation. (PDF)
- Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson. Review the Alexandria proclamation. (PDF)
- Baudette Mayor Judy Humeniuk. Review the Baudette proclamation. (PDF)
- Detroit Lakes Mayor Matt Brenk. Review the Detroit Lakes proclamation. (PDF)
- Elbow Lake Mayor Roger Toso. Review the Elbow Lake proclamation. (PDF)
- Faribault Mayor John Jasinski. Review the Faribault proclamation. (PDF)
- Little Falls Mayor Gregory Zylka. Review the Little Falls proclamation. (PDF)
- Red Wing Mayor Daniel Bender. Review the Red Wing proclamation. (PDF)
- Thief River Falls Mayor Brian Holmer. Review the Thief River Falls proclamation. (PDF)
- Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney. Review the Chillicothe proclamation. (PDF)
- Joplin Mayor Michael Seibert. Review the Joplin proclamation. (PDF)
- Sedalia Mayor Stephen Galliher. Review the Sedalia proclamation. (PDF)
- College Station Mayor Nancy Berry. Review the College Station proclamation. (PDF)
- Midland Mayor Jerry Morales. Review the Midland proclamation. (PDF)
- San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero. Review the San Marcos proclamation. (PDF)
- Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barham. Review the Wichita Falls proclamation. (PDF)
- Morgantown Mayor Marti Shamberger. Review the Morgantown proclamation. (PDF)
All proclamations contain several principles of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, an ongoing effort to communicate to policymakers and opinion leaders the value of business aviation. NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association launched the No Plan No Gain campaign in 2009, and since that time, all 50 states and more than 100 municipalities have officially recognized GA, including business aviation.