May Designated Utah General Aviation Month

Utah Governor Spencer Cox recently declared May 2024 as General Aviation Month in the state, recognizing its rich history, significant contributions, and promising future. This declaration – indeed exciting news for the aviation community — honors the milestones that have shaped general aviation, from the industry’s pivotal moments in 1939 to the ongoing innovations that enhance safety and efficiency today.

General aviation’s impact goes beyond the skies. It’s a vital part of Utah’s economy, supporting over 2,700 jobs and generating over $290 million in economic activity within the Beehive State alone. It also serves as a lifeline for communities, providing critical services like disaster relief, humanitarian aid, law enforcement, and agricultural support.

May is an exciting time for the industry to celebrate both past achievements and present contributions, while looking forward with optimism. As interested parties mark General Aviation Month, it’s a good time for businesses and government partners to reaffirm their commitment to fostering innovation, ensuring safety, and promoting accessibility within the aviation industry.

General Aviation Month promises to be the ideal time for the aviation community to come together to celebrate the spirit of aviation and honor the legacy of those who have shaped it.

Don’t miss the Utah Aeronautics Conference, taking place May 20-22, 2024 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton. This event celebrates Utah’s aeronautical and aviation industry, recognizing the individuals driving its advancement and workforce. With diverse offerings like multi-track trainings, breakout sessions, keynote speakers, industry panels, and demonstrations, there’s something for everyone.  Please click “HERE” for more information.