New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan has declared March “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In New Hampshire, general aviation accounts for $639 million in annual economic activity.
The governor’s proclamation states that “the State of New Hampshire has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports, and airport operators.”
The proclamation further states that “many communities in New Hampshire depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to our state.”
The airport system in New Hampshire is extensive and includes 24 publicly-owned airports that serve over 3,800 pilots who operate a total of 2,055 general aviation aircraft. The system also includes 11 charter flight companies, 17 FBOs, 23 airport repair stations, and one flight school.