In an open letter to the aviation community, Duncan Aviation's Chairman encourages others to communicate their support of the industry to their elected officials.
Aviation Friends and Colleagues,
Given our shared interest in aviation, I'm writing to request your support of an important initiative designed to protect business aviation in the United States. Because we have Duncan Aviation facilities across the country, we are asking everyone to join in a nationwide coalition of aviation groups so we can unite our efforts to clarify the goals of general aviation and promote its growth.
I am very involved in the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) as a member of their Associate Member Advisory Council. In that capacity, I have come to really appreciate just how critical it is for any industry to have a strong and active community of grassroots advocates communicating with their elected officials.
I would like you to join a growing and vocal group of business aviation supporters who will periodically be called upon to communicate support of the industry to our elected officials. The NBAA has an online tool called Contact Congress that makes it exceptionally easy for individuals to develop and maintain communication with their elected representatives in the U.S. Senate and House.
While many key general aviation supporters have retained their seats in both chambers of Congress following mid-term elections, retirements and election losses will leave the General Aviation Caucus in both the House and Senate with much rebuilding in 2015. In addition, we will also be seeking new leadership due to the retirement of Senate Caucus Co-chair Mike Johanns who is retiring. The timing of this letter is key in introducing ourselves to our representatives in Congress following the shift in power. These caucuses take the time to explore and understand the issues affecting the general aviation community and their members play a vital role in protecting and supporting GA.
To initiate your participation in this ongoing effort, I am asking you to simply click here, fill in your personal and company address information on the page, and follow the simple instructions to send the pre-written letter to your elected representative introducing yourself and indicating your support of business aviation.
That is it. The entire process will only take a couple of minutes, but it will establish a line of communication with your elected officials in Washington that will be very important for business aviation in the months and years to come.
This effort to make aviation’s voice heard is an on-going effort. As mentioned above, I will periodically ask you to use the Contact Congress website to voice your support on specific issues critical to protecting and promoting business aviation in the United States. Thank you in advance for your support and willingness to stand with me. Business aviation depends on it!
D. Todd Duncan