Alliance for Aviation Across America
General Aviation Appreciation Month in Bingen, WA and Oroville, WA
February 11, 2014
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  • Last week, two mayors from Washington issued local proclamations declaring February “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” Mayor Betty Barnes of Bingen, WA and Mayor Chuck Spieth of Oroville, WA publicly recognized the value of general aviation, including the $3.18 million in economic activity that the industry brings to Washington annually.

    The Dorothy Scott Municipal Airport in Oroville contributes an annual economic impact of $3.1 million and supports 51 local jobs. Near Bingen, the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport has an annual economic impact of $2.4 million and supports 38 local jobs. Both airports provide essential services to the surrounding areas, including agricultural spraying, air ambulance services, firefighting, and medical transport.

    To view the Bingen, WA proclamation, click here.
    To view the Oroville, WA proclamation, click here.