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The Alliance Commends Mayor Henderson for Declaring May ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’
May 6, 2024
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  • Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Columbus Mayor B.H. “Skip” Henderson III for proclaiming May  “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Georgia, general aviation airports support an economic impact of $1.9 billion annually. 

    “The mayor’s proclamation helps to highlight the vital contributions of general aviation, including local job and business growth and support for valuable services, to the community of Columbus,” said Devin Osting, interim executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We thank the mayor and the city for recognizing this crucial industry.”

    The proclamation not only cites the economic impact of general aviation and local airports like the Columbus 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.

    Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 7,000 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interests of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.