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Governor Gordon Declares October 'General Aviation Appreciation Month' « Back to Search Results

Today, national general aviation organizations applauded Governor Mark Gordon for declaring October “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Wyoming, general aviation airports contribute over $73 million in economic impact annually.

“General aviation is a critical tool that supports rural communities all throughout Wyoming,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “There are 25 public-use general aviation airports in the state of Wyoming, and these airports play an important role in supporting their local and regional economy. We appreciate Governor Gordon for issuing this proclamation that helps to shine a light on the value of general aviation.”

“Local airports serve as a bridge to other communities, connecting towns and cities to the world,” said Mark Baker, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. “General aviation isn’t just a form of transportation, but also supports the commercial well-being of communities across the state. We thank the Governor for issuing this proclamation, and for highlighting the benefits of general aviation.”

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