On Monday, Oct. 22, the following statement was released by Pete Bunce, president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), on the recent death of Monte Michell, former AEA president.“It is with deep sorrow, that we remember Monte Mitchell and his contributions to our industry. Monte devoted over 40 years of his life to aviation, and was a true pioneer in advancing and revitalizing the general aviation industry. Monte’s work was crucial to establishing the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA) and having the milestone legislation signed into law by President Clinton. GARA was revolutionary, and without Monte Mitchell’s hard work and perseverance, it would not have been possible. His daughter, Paula, and his entire family are in our thoughts and prayers."