Mayors From Across the Country Stand Up For GA
May 6, 2009
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  • Earlier today, four mayors from across the country held a press teleconference discussing the critical importance of general aviation to their communities and to the entire nation. Mayor Carl Brewer (Wichita, KS), Mayor Steve Van Oort (Ankeny, IA), Mayor Fred Bott (Devils Lake, ND), and Mayor Rick Fernau (Show Low, AZ) are among the 70 mayors who signed a letter addressed to President Obama who stated “ready access to these airplanes provides a crucial lifeline to rural America, connecting farmers, charitable groups, and individuals with resources, tools and business to national and world markets.”

    The mayors called on President Obama to “Use [his] bully pulpit to help change the toxic perceptions about general aviation and its contribution to the American economy.”

    Read the letter and the Alliance press release on our website: