June 29, 2015
Governors in seven states and top officials in nine cities around the country recently recognized the value general aviation, including business aviation, brings to their state or community. The proclamations pointed out that general aviation adds jobs, contributes to the areas’ overall economic growth, connects communities, plays a role in response to natural disasters and assists with emergency medical care.
Proclamations were issued by the following states:
- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Review the Colorado proclamation.
- Delaware Gov. Jack Martell. Review the Delaware proclamation.
- Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. Review the Idaho proclamation.
- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Review the Nevada proclamation.
- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Review the South Dakota proclamation.
- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Review the Washington proclamation.
- Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead. Review the Wyoming proclamation.
Proclamations also were issued by the following cities:
- Boulder City, NV Mayor Roger Tobler. Review the Boulder City proclamation.
- Colville, WA Mayor Louis Janke. Review the Colville proclamation.
- Eagle, CO Mayor Yuri Kostick. Review the Eagle proclamation.
- Grand Junction, CO Mayor Phyllis Norris. Review the Grand Junction proclamation.
- Pullman, WA Mayor Glenn Johnson. Review the Pullman proclamation.
- Watertown, SD Mayor Steve Thorson. Review the Watertown proclamation.
- Wenatchee, WA Mayor Frank Kuntz. Review the Wenatchee proclamation.
- Winnemucca, NV Mayor Di An Putnam. Review the Winnemucca proclamation.
- Yerington, NV Mayor George Dini. Review the Yerington proclamation.
All proclamations contain several tenants 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.
NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association launched the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign in 2009. Since that time, all 50 states and more than 100 cities and counties across the country have formally recognized the value of general aviation, including business aviation.