Oct. 28, 2014
Governors in three states, as well as officials in six cities and counties across the country, recently issued proclamations declaring their appreciation for general aviation, including business aviation, for their state or community.
The proclamations were issued by the following states, cities and counties:
- Connecticut: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Review the Connecticut proclamation (PDF).
- Kansas: Gov. Sam Brownback. Review the Kansas proclamation (PDF).
- West Virginia: Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Review the West Virginia proclamation (PDF).
- Fairbanks, AK: Mayor Jon Eberhar. Review the Fairbanks proclamation (PDF).
- Washington County, MD: Terry L. Baker, president of the board of commissioners. Review the Washington County proclamation (PDF).
- Port Huron, MI: Mayor Pauline M. Repp. Review the Port Huron proclamation (PDF).
- Saginaw County, MI: Michael J. Hanley, chair of the board of commissioners. Review the Saginaw County proclamation (PDF).
- Taos, NM: Mayor Daniel R. Barrone. Review the Taos proclamation (PDF).
- Huntington, WV: Mayor Steve Williams. Review the Huntington proclamation (PDF).
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.
No Plane No Gain was launched in 2009 by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia was the first to issue an “Aviation Appreciation Month” proclamation. Leaders of the remaining 49 states have followed with similar recognitions in the five years since.
Mayors and other high-ranking officials of local communities joined the states in issuing such proclamations starting in 2013, with more than 100 now recorded.