Governor announces June as “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

DATED: JUNE 2, 2018

OLYMPIA – Aviation enthusiasts in Washington state have reason to celebrate as Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a proclamation and named June as General Aviation Appreciation Month.

The proclamation recognizes general aviation’s importance to our state. Aviation plays a critical role in the lives of Washingtonians, as well as the operation of businesses, industry, ranches and farms – and is vital to the state’s economy, and transportation system.

June signifies the start of summer with typical great flying weather, and WSDOT Aviation encourages pilots to get out and experience all that our state’s airports have to offer.

Washington is home to a diverse aviation system, with 135 public-use airports ranging in size and purpose. The proclamation highlights how general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing and other aviation activities contribute to Washington’s economic health and vitality.

More details about the aviation economic statistics cited in the governor’s proclamation are available in the 2012 Washington Aviation Economic Impact Study, completed by the WSDOT Aviation Division.