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North Dakota Aviation Council to Host Aviation Day

The North Dakota Aviation Council will be hosting Aviation Day at the Capitol on March 27th 2017 and will take place from 9am to 3pm in the Legislative Hall in the North Dakota State Capitol.

This event will bring together representatives from the aviation industry to promote and celebrate aviation in North Dakota and coincides with Governor Doug Burgum’s proclamation of March being Aviation Month in North Dakota.

Aviation provides a significant contribution to North Dakota’s economy, creating more than 32,000 jobs and contributing $3.6 Billion annually to the state’s economy. The 89 public use airports in North Dakota support more than 3,300 pilots and 2,000 aircraft.

Jon Simmers, chairman of the aviation council stated, “The aviation industry is critically important to growing and diversifying North Dakota’s communities. We look forward to March 27th where multiple aviation organizations will come together to meet with legislators and discuss industry challenges, opportunities, and promote legislation that will help ensure that our state continues to provide safe and up-to-date airport infrastructure.”

In addition to the North Dakota Aviation Council, the following groups will be represented at Aviation Day on March 27th:

North Dakota Aeronautics Commission

North Dakota Pilots Association

Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site

Airport Association of North Dakota

University of North Dakota

Fargo Air Museum and Dakota Territory Air Museum

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

National Business Aviation Association

Agricultural Aviation Association of North Dakota

The North Dakota Aviation Council was founded in 1983 by six aviation organizations interested in promoting aviation in the state and presenting their concerns before government and the general public. It was founded with the notion that solutions to problems facing aviation can be best served by consolidating and working together rather than struggling as independent special interest groups. The NDAC seeks to serve aviation professionals by providing a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and experience among their peers-pilots, agricultural operators, airport managers, FBO’s, aviation mechanics, educators and aviation museums.

Over the years the Council has become an influential voice for the flying public and aviation services in North Dakota. By combining our talents and resources, we are set to explore answers to the most pressing issues of today to ready ourselves for the exciting aviation world of tomorrow.

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