Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue.
WASHINGTON, DC (March 2, 2021) – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) thanks Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) for his decades of public service and his steadfast support of the general aviation industry, following the Senator’s announcement he will retire in January 2023. An avid aviator, Senator Inhofe has been a stalwart champion for general aviation in the U.S. Congress since he won his seat in 1986, first in the House of Representatives and for the past 28 years in the Senate.
“On behalf of aviation businesses, NATA thanks Senator Jim Inhofe for his extensive service and honors his legacy as one of our industry’s greatest proponents. Senator Inhofe’s skill as a legislator, and his keen understanding of the value that aviation provides to rural America, helped shape, maintain, and safeguard the vibrant general aviation landscape that we enjoy across the nation today. The Senator and his staff worked hand-in-hand with aviation stakeholders, addressing our industry’s needs—from infrastructure to workforce—every step of the way. As we wish the Senator all the best in his much-deserved retirement, we recognize his departure will leave a tremendous void in our nation’s capital,” stated NATA President and CEO Timothy Obitts.