Since 1976, WAOA has worked hard on behalf of airports in Wyoming on a number of issues important to facilities of all types and sizes. WAOA accomplishes this by: Providing a unified voice for airport operators to commercial, state and federal agencies and to the State legislature and the United States Congress on proposed or pending legislation impacting airports.
Providing for an exchange of operating information between airport operators.
Providing advisory assistance where required to member airports related to educational material and problem resolution.
Promoting safety in the development of airport facilities and operating procedures.
Recently, WAOA has been instrumental in influencing positive outcomes on a number of issues affecting airports throughout the state:
Helped secure State Funding for the maintenance of locally owned navigational aids, significantly reducing operating expenses at several airports.
Worked with the Wyoming Division of Aeronautics to adequately fund the Aeronautics grant and loan programs, providing all airports with alternate sources of capital improvement funds.
Lobbied to secure an increase in the legal debt limit for all sizes of airports.
Introduced state legislation designed to help attract and maintain a Wyoming-based regional airline, which could result in more consistent airline service to the State.
And, at local, state and federal levels, WAOA continues to address a variety of critical air service, airline competition and related issues unique to the State of Wyoming.