REMINDER: MEDIA ADVISORY: News conference about effects of COVID-19 on general aviation
Ryan Waguespack, Senior Vice President, National Air Transportations Association
Gregory Schmidt, President & CEO, Pentastar Aviation, LLC
A news conference to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted general aviation, which contributes about $12 billion a year to Michigan’s GDP. Also, they will discuss general aviation’s contributions to supporting pandemic response. General aviation accounts for 97% of all aircraft in the United States. Michigan ranks ninth in the United States for number of aircraft.
- Individuals will be screened for COVID-19 prior to entering.
- A mask will be required. One will be provided for those who do not have one. Hand sanitizer will also be available.
- News media who attend will be socially distanced six feet apart.
- Those who are unable to attend will be able to watch the news conference on the Executive Office Facebook page (@OakGov.EO) and ask questions via text at 248-202-9668.