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Senate Bill 2476

Senate Bill sb2476

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    Florida Senate - 2007        (NP)                      SR 2476

    By Senator Dockery





    15-1915A-07

  1                        Senate Resolution

  2         A resolution recognizing April 17-23, 2007, as

  3         "General Aviation Week" in Florida.

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  5         WHEREAS, the aviation industry is one of the

  6  cornerstones of Florida's economy, with 20 commercial service

  7  airports and 108 general aviation airports that are open to

  8  the public and more than 600 private-use airports, and

  9         WHEREAS, Florida's airports provide nearly $90 billion

10  annually in economic activity, and its aviation industry

11  supports more than one million jobs that generate $26 billion

12  in annual payroll, and

13         WHEREAS, Florida has the largest flight-training

14  industry in the United States, and

15         WHEREAS, more than 85 percent of all aircraft

16  operations in Florida are flown by general aviation aircraft,

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18         WHEREAS, each year, Florida's general aviation aircraft

19  bring 9 million business and leisure visitors to the state,

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21         WHEREAS, the state's general aviation airports house

22  more than 14,000 aircraft, comprising 6 percent of the

23  nation's general aviation fleet, and

24         WHEREAS, Florida's general aviation airports

25  accommodate more than 7 million takeoffs and landings yearly,

26  ranking Florida second in the nation in this area, and

27         WHEREAS, without general aviation airports, Florida's

28  busy commercial service airports would be overwhelmed with air

29  traffic, making air travel to and around the state nearly

30  impossible, and

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    Florida Senate - 2007        (NP)                      SR 2476
    15-1915A-07




 1         WHEREAS, Florida is the host of the nation's second

 2  largest general aviation convention, Sun'n Fun Fly-In

 3  Convention, in Lakeland for 1 week each year, attracting

 4  thousands of aircraft and hundreds of thousands of aviation

 5  enthusiasts to the state for the event, NOW, THEREFORE,

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 7  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:

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 9         That April 17-23, 2007, is recognized as "General

10  Aviation Week" in Florida.

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