Governor Nixon has signed a Proclamation which emphasizes the economic benefits that General Aviation generates in the state. That is one of the items the aviation community will be talking about when they meet with their legislators on State Aviation Day, April 9.
This is the seventh year that pilots and members of aviation-related businesses have designated a particular day during the legislative session to congregate in the Capitol in order to have personal meetings with their representatives and senators.
Aside from reminding the legislators of the economic benefit that General Aviation generates in the state, many will address local issues that are affecting their own communities.
The lead sponsor of State Aviation Day is the Missouri Pilots Association in cooperation with many other national, state, and local aviation organizations.
The Missouri Pilots Association is one of the oldest and strongest pilot organizations in the country totaling more than 1,000 members. It was founded in 1953 in Jefferson City and has grown to 13 chapters around the state. Membership is open to all in the aviation community.
For more information regarding State Aviation Day, go to www.mopilots.org.