Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Mayor Rod Davies of Monmouth, IL, for proclaiming October “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Illinois, airports support an economic impact of $95.5 billion annually.
“The Mayor’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to Monmouth,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the mayor and the city for recognizing this vital industry.”
The proclamation not only cites the economic impact of general aviation and local airports like the MonmouthMunicipal Airport but also the importance of investing in this infrastructure to encourage enthusiasm in flying and grow the next generation of pilots and aviation professionals, as well as to encourage future growth through investments in sustainability.
To view the proclamation, click here.
The Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, national grassroots coalition of over 7,000 aviation and non-aviation groups and individuals across the country, including businesses, FBOs, small airports, elected officials, agricultural and charitable organizations, and leading industry and aviation groups. Formed in 2007, we are dedicated to spreading awareness and educating the public about the value of general aviation and local airports. General aviation contributes $247 billion to our economy and supports 1.1 million American jobs, according to a 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers report, and is an indispensable part of many of our country’s most important industries.