Washington State Could Get Aviation License Plate

Supporters urged to sign petition for specialty plate that would raise funds and awareness for aviation.

Washington Aviation License Plate
This specialty license plate celebrating aviation could be coming soon to the state of Washington.Washington State Aviation Alliance

Residents of Washington might soon have a chance to support and show off their love of aviation if a new license plate is approved by the state’s Legislature.

The Washington State Aviation Alliance has created a petition for Washington residents to sign in support of the specialty plate, which WSAA says will bring attention to the state's aviation system and raise funds for aviation and public-use airports in Washington.

If the petition gets 3,500 signatures before January 1, 2017, lawmakers will consider the aviation plate, and if approved, it could be available for drivers by next summer. As of Friday, the petition had 1,264 signatures.

WSAA expects the one-time cost of the aviation plate to be $40, $28 of which would support aviation infrastructure improvements for statewide disaster response, economic development for public access to airports, and statewide aviation awareness programs.

Supporters can sign the petition, which is only open to Washington residents, here.