The third annual California Aviation Day will take place Wednesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. This event provides an opportunity for the public and the industry to come together and celebrate the variety and vitality of aviation in California, according to organizers.
The public will have the opportunity to explore the aviation exposition tent on the north steps, which will feature static pieces from the California Aerospace Museum’s collection, including aircraft pistons, engines, and propellers.
The Monterey Peninsula Regional Airport has also provided their mobile incident command center for guests to walk through.
Speakers will include representatives from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, as well as Senator Jean Fuller, chair of the Aviation Caucus within the California Legislature and a licensed pilot.
The state is home to approximately 60,000 pilots and 243 public-use airports. The annual economic impact of general aviation in California is $30.2 billion, the highest in the United States. As a community, aviation in California brings an annual economic impact of $168.7 billion and employs 1.2 million people throughout the State.
The Association of California Airports (ACA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Northern California Business Aviation Association (NCBAA), California Pilots Association, Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, and California Airports Council (CAC), have partnered to raise the level of awareness of the benefits of aviation to all Californians.