PNBAA is excited to announce a new development that will positively impact the aviation stakeholders in the state of Washington. A bipartisan Washington State Legislative Aviation Caucus held their first meeting this month with the plans for two future meetings in early 2014. This caucus is being spearheaded by Senator Jim Honeyford (r) 15th Legislative District, and thier first meeting had 10 participants from both the House and the Senate, and from both sides of the aisle. Senator Honeyford recently told NBAA "our goals will include the promotion of general aviation in Washington and support for smaller airports in the state. I also would like to try to make sure that the tax on avgas-which currently helps fund all of transportation not necessarily general aviation-goes back to enhance general aviation."
As we all know, aviation has a tremendous positive economic impact in Washington state, and it is up to each of us to advocate and educate others about this. Your PNBAA has joined with other aviation organizations in WA such as the Washington Pilots Association, the Washington Airport Management Association, & others to support this great initiative.
PNBAA recommends that you encourage your respective legislators to participate in the newly-formed Washington State Legislative Aviation Caucus. Here are some valuable advocacy tools you can use: