Parnell proclaims September aviation month

Associated PressSeptember 6, 2012 

Gov. Sean Parnell has proclaimed September 2012 as general aviation appreciation month in recognition of aviation's significance in Alaska. A press release from the state Department of Transportation says 82 percent of the state's communities are not connected to a road system and rely on aircraft.

Officials say aviation in Alaska generates 47,000 jobs and $3.5 billion in annual economic impact.

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