Luckily, the importance of these airports and our air transportation system isn't lost on state and local leaders. Gov. Mary Fallin has written to the president to ask the administration to recognize the critical importance of small aircraft to our local economy and communities across Oklahoma. She also declared August “Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month.”
These are commendable steps that will help raise awareness about this crucial form of transportation for our state and the national economy.
Kisling is executive director of the Enid Regional Development Alliance.