Montana Celebrates General Aviation Appreciation Month
Governor Steve Bullock has supported August 2018 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in the state of Montana.
His letter states that “General aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of Montanans. According to the Montana Airports 2016 Economic Impact Study, airports in Montana support 23,849 jobs, an annual payroll of over $838 million, and generate over $2.7 billion for the state’s economy. Communities of all sizes across the state depend on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our state.”
Montana has 128 public-use airports which serve 3,817 pilots and 2,385 active general aviation aircraft. General aviation is integral to Montana’s response to emergency’s and natural disasters, as well as a key component of business travel, tourists, aviation training, and visitors to big sky country.
The Montana Department of Transportation and the Aeronautics Division are pleased and excited to celebrate “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in August with Governor Steve Bullock.