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House Passes International Learn to Fly Day Resolution

May13, 2010 —The U.S. House of Representatives passed via voice vote Wednesday the “International Learn to Fly Day” resolution (H. Res. 1284) in which the House “(1) supports the goals and ideals of International Learn to Fly Day; and (2) recognizes the contributions of flight instructors, flight schools, aviation groups, and industry in promoting and teaching the nation’s next generation of pilots.” The bill was introduced by Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) and sponsored by Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-Mich.), who serve as co-chairmen of the House General Aviation Caucus, which includes 116 members.

House Calendar No. 193
111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1284
[Report No. 111-477]
Resolution
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

RESOLUTION
‘Supporting the goals and ideals of International Learn to Fly Day, and for other purposes.’

Whereas, since the birth of flight, aviation has had a tremendous impact on the imagination, innovation, and economy of the United States;

Whereas many of the Nation’s heroes have been pilots, including the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, the Nation’s astronauts and military aviators, and the flight crew of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, among others;

Whereas every one of these individuals had to learn to fly before they could achieve their greatness;

Whereas there are approximately 600,000 pilots and approximately 230,000 commercial and general aviation airplanes in the United States;

Whereas flight brings joy, inspiration, and a sense of accomplishment to those who fly for recreation, pleasure, and work;

Whereas flight allows the movement of people and commodities across the Nation and around the world quickly and efficiently; and

Whereas the third Saturday in May is an appropriate day to observe International Learn to Fly Day: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, 

That the House of Representatives—
(1) supports the goals and ideals of International Learn to Fly Day; and
(2) recognizes the contributions of flight instructors, flight schools, aviation groups, and industry in promoting and teaching the Nation’s next generation of pilots.

 
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