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Sat, Feb 02, 2013

Texas GA Caucus Holds Inaugural Meeting

State Has Over 350 Public Use Airports, Only 26 Serve Airlines

State Representative John Kuempel (R-Seguin) (pictured) chaired the first meeting of the Texas General Aviation Caucus at the State Capitol in Austin this week. “This is an opportunity to provide members of the Texas legislature information on the importance of general aviation in their local communities. General Aviation provides over $15 billion in economic impacts to Texas and over 56,000 jobs – its an industry we need to protect and expand.”

Senator Troy Fraser, (R- District 24) was elected Vice Chair, Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock) and Rep Ralph Sheffield (R-Temple) are also sharing in leadership roles as well. Representatives in attendance included Rep. Burnam, Rep. Kleinschmidt, Rep. Doc Anderson and Rep. Raney. Dave Fulton, Director of Aviation for the State of Texas, made the Caucus’ first presentation regarding the importance of general aviation airports, “The state of Texas has over 350 public use airports, of which only 26 serve airlines. GA airports allow us access to areas otherwise hard to get to, like West Texas, and provide not only economic benefits but quality of life benefits with higher paying jobs, life flight, fire fighting capabilities and other services.”

The non-partisan group, though just formed, already has close to 20 lawmakers participating from all across the state. “We are excited about the formation of the GA Caucus and hope that our organization will be a resource to the members,” stated John White, president of Texans for General Aviation. Also in attendance was Shelly deZevallos, with West Houston Airport and vice president of the non profit Texans for General Aviation, and Marc Miller, Director of Aviation with HEB. Marc stated, ‘We would not be where we are today if it weren’t for our ability to fly into rural Texas locations and take the time to care for our customers. Our folks are able to go and visit multiple locations in Texas and be back home with their families for dinner. General Aviation in Texas is the only way to make this possible for us.” Steve Hadley, Regional Director with the National Business Aviation Association commented on the importance of general aviation in the state and how businesses use their corporate aircraft to assure their company success and positively affect the state’s economy and availability of high tech, high paying jobs.

Texans for General Aviation is a statewide non-profit organization formed for the purposes of promoting and protecting General Aviation at the state and local level and encouraging careers in General Aviation to students throughout the state. Membership consists of pilots, non pilots, government officials, teachers, airport managers, FBO owners and others.

FMI: info@texansforgeneralaviation.org

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