May is aviation appreciation month

Photo courtesy of the state of Alaska

In a salute to aviation providing a vital ink for 82 percent of Alaska’s communities, and contributing $3.5 billion to the state’s economy, Gov. Bill Walker signed the Aviation Appreciation Proclamation at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in Anchorage on the first weekend of May. With Walker, from left, are Alaska Airmen Association board members Doug Bradbury, Sven Lincke and Kevin Campbell.