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.

View the Texas proclamation. (PDF)

In addition, 18 city leaders in five states recently issued general aviation appreciation month proclamations. They were:





West Virginia

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.