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1. ◦ “Big Three CEOs Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds (ABC News) ◦ Corporate Jet Tax Gets Six Obama Mentions, $3 Billion Estimate (Bloomberg)

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2 ◦ “Big Three CEOs Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds (ABC News) ◦ Corporate Jet Tax Gets Six Obama Mentions, $3 Billion Estimate (Bloomberg) ◦ Feds Keep Little Used Airports in Business (USA Today) 2

3 “And if we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires…we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners...” “It’s only fair to ask an oil company or a corporate jet owner that has done so well to give up that tax break that no other business enjoys” President’s recently introduced budget includes user fees 3

4  Between ◦ General aviation operations dropped by up to 40% (FAA) ◦ Charter operations have dropped by up to 50% (Corporate Jet Insider)  Over 20,000 workers in this industry have been laid off. 4

5 % % 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 4,000 4,500 Source:GAMA % 1,865

6  FAA Reauthorization ◦ FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2012 ◦ Funding Split: 90/10 ◦ AIP Funding: $3.3 billion ◦ 2004 Vision 100 – Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act ◦ Funding Split: (95/5) ◦ AIP Funding: $3.5 billion  Some phased projects begun in 2011 to continue at 95/5 6

7  18-month study of nearly 3,000 GA airports, heliports, and seaplane bases  Categories based on airport operations data  Aligns airports into 4 categories  National  Regional  Local  Basic 7

8  Center for Budget and Policy Priorities estimates 9.1% budget cut ◦ Potential loss of $1 billion or more for FAA  Two-third of FAA budget allocated to operating expenses ◦ Layoff of 1,200 air traffic controllers ◦ Layoff of 600 safety inspectors ◦ Closure of 250 airport control towers 8 Source: AIA

9  Launched in 2007 with the goal of educating the public and elected officials about the importance of general aviation  The Alliance has grown to nearly 6000 individuals and associations  Many Alliance members are not in aviation- related industries

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11 ◦ Mayor Verne Rupright, Wasilla, AK ◦ Mayor Nickolis Helmer, Prospect Heights, IL ◦ Mayor Glen Haines, Faith, SD ◦ Mayor Stephen Smith, Pinedale, WY ◦ Mayor Nancy Adams, Pequot Lakes, MN ◦ Mayor Know White – Greenville, SC ◦ Mayor Richard P. Vilello, Lockhaven, PA ◦ Mayor Norm Archibald, Abilene, TX  Alaska Public Health Association  Alabama Department of Environmental Management  League of Rural Voters  National Grange  American Corn Growers Association  Small Business Entrepreneurship Council  National Farmers Union  Kansas Cattlemen's Association  Intertribal Agriculture Council  Independent Beef Association of North Dakota 11

12  Economic Impact Survey launched in September 2009  General aviation supports 1.2 million jobs and $150 billion in economic impact nationally  Utilized by members, Administration officials, aviation groups, elected officials, members of the media, and staff 12

13  State Pages ◦ State-by-state spotlights on local members ◦ Color-coded Congressional district breakdown  Airport addresses and markers  Jobs, pilots, airports and economic impact data  Local economic impact by zip code and Congressional District 13 Local Spotlights

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15  Proclamation Media ◦ Columbus Dispatch (OH) ◦ The News Virginian (VA) ◦ Williston Herald (ND) ◦ Taunton Daily Gazette (MA) ◦ Juneau Empire (AK) ◦ Spring Valley Herald (IN) ◦ Las Vegas Sun (NV)  Proclamation Media ◦ Fox40 & Friends (MS) ◦ Tri-State Eyewitness News (IN) ◦ WRUR-FM (NY) ◦ WKBK-AM (NH) ◦ KFLO-FM (LA) ◦ WTUZ-FM (OH) ◦ WGEM-FM (IL) ◦ WTMA-AM (SC) 15

16  Op-Ed’s by Local Alliance Members ◦ Omaha World Herald (NE) ◦ Chicago Tribune (IL) ◦ New Bedford Standard Times (MA) ◦ The Herald (WA) ◦ Bonner County Daily Bee (ID) ◦ Lincoln County Record (NV) ◦ Waco Tribune (TX)  Alliance LTE’s ◦ The Boston Globe (MA) ◦ Nashua Telegraph (NH) ◦ The Miami Herald (FL) ◦ The Tuscaloosa News (AL) ◦ Omaha World (NE) ◦ Lehigh Valley News (PA) ◦ The Seattle Times (WA) 16

17  102 Mayors from 48 states have written to President Obama  Press Coverage ◦ The Hill (DC) ◦ The News Virginian (VA) ◦ Stuttgart Daily Leader (AL) ◦ The Columbus Dispatch (OH) ◦ Le Mars Daily Sentinel (IA) ◦ El Dorado Times (KS) ◦ Daily Press (VA) ◦ Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise (MA) ◦ Reporter News (TX) ◦ KAKA-TV News (KS) ◦ THV-TV News (AL) 17

18  Governors Fallin (R-OK), Lynch (D-NH), Quinn (D-IL), Daugaard (R-SD) and Otter (R- ID) each have written to President Obama to highlight the importance of general aviation.  Press Coverage ◦ WBIN-TV (NH) ◦ Local News CBS 8 (ID) ◦ KEVN-TV 7 (SD) ◦ The Hill ◦ USA Today ◦ The Oklahoman ◦ NPR Radio (SD) ◦ KGYN Radio (OK) 18

19  Become a member and urge family, friends, co- workers, colleagues, elected officials, etc. to become members  Help us to pass a proclamation or resolution in your community  Urge your local Mayor to sign our petition  Help us to raise awareness about the importance of your business or airport in the community  Follow AAAA on Twitter ◦ Username: “AviationAcrAmer”  Make a donation  Tell us your story to highlight on the AAAA website 19

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