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Rep. Mike Pompeo sets up website, online petition to promote aviation industry

January 11, 2012

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— U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo is using some of his campaign money to set up a website and online petition to promote the general aviation industry.

The Kansas Republican was joined by Wichita leaders at a news conference Wednesday announcing his "America Flies" website. Visitors can sign a petition showing their support of the industry and share stories of why aviation is important to them.

Dave Franson, executive director of the Wichita Aero Club, says Wichita has lost some 13,000 aviation jobs in recent years and he wants to turn around those losses.

Franson calls general aviation a lifeline for small towns. He says general aviation planes go to more than 5,000 airports, while commercial airlines only serve about 500 airports.

Comments

Centerville 2 years, 3 months ago

It's all about partisan politics: follow the NLRB diktat to Boeing about South Carolina, etc, etc. You are intentionally clueless if you don't think this is politics at it's dirtiest - but the administration is counting on you so keep dumbed down.

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Lawrence Morgan 2 years, 3 months ago

The website is a great idea. The comments on Obama are tasteless, to say the very least.

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verity 2 years, 3 months ago

http://blogs.kansas.com/aviation/2012/01/11/pompeo-america-flies-grassroots-effort-to-boost-general-aviation/

He could have spent his campaign money for worse things, but what turned me off was the jab he just had to take at President Obama---then he says “This is not about partisan politics.”

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observant 2 years, 3 months ago

And the voters in that district actually elected this genius?

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tolawdjk 2 years, 3 months ago

This sounds about equal to a "Get Well Soon" card sent around the office.

Really? A "website"? At least a fruit basket has some nutrional value.

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