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Governor Proclaims August Alaska Aviation Safety Month


August 11, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - Encouraging all Alaskans to recognize the significance of aviation to Alaska and the importance of aviation safety, Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski proclamined August 2004 Alaska Aviation Safety Month. Governor Murkowski stated in the proclamation, "Alaska is a complex aviation environment due to unusual weather conditions, mountainous terrain, and distant weather reporting points. Alaska relies on aviation transportation for service to remote populations and regions more than any other state and has more small aircraft and pilots per capita than any other state."

photo Pacific Airways Ketchikan, Alaska

A Ketchikan based Pacific Airways' plane makes a sunset landing.
Photo by Carl Thompson ©2004


"Alaska airports are separated by great distances; fuel planning, alternate routes, and airports are critical to safety. Through education, research, training, audits, and use of simulators and aviation training devices, as well as other safety equipment, aviation accidents and fatalities can be reduced in Alaska," stated the Governor.



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