The skies are turning blue and aviation enthusiasts in Washington have reason to celebrate after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation naming June 2019 as General Aviation Appreciation Month.
The proclamation recognizes general aviation’s importance to the state of Washington, and says that aviation plays a critical role in the lives of Washingtonians, as well as the operation of businesses, industry, ranches and farms – all vital to the state’s economy, and transportation system.
June signifies the start of summer with typically great flying weather. WSDOT Aviation encourages pilots to get out and experience all that the state’s airports have to offer.
Washington is home to a diverse aviation system, with 134 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.