State of AMTSociety Address
I sincerely hope that each of you and your family enjoys a Happy Thanksgiving and that the Christmas season is a happy time for all. On behalf of the entire AMTSociety board of directors we wish you all a very prosperous and Happy New Year.
Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame
On Oct. 23, 2010, AMTSociety Executive Director Tom Hendershot was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame. We’ll have more on the event and Tom’s many accomplishments in the January/February issue.
To support the AMTSociety Scholarship Awards program, Snap-on Industrial is donating a $2,500 seven-drawer toolbox, Model KRA4107D, along with $2,500 Snap-on tools of the winner’s choice. Measuring 40” x 20”, the toolbox will be awarded to the winner of a drawing following the Maintenance Skills Competition on Feb. 25, 2011 in Las Vegas. The winner can decide on the color along with $2,500 worth of Snap-on tools of his or her choice. The cost of the tickets is one for $5 or three for $10 and is tax deductible as the scholarship fund is under 501(c)3 status. Tickets will be available at IA seminars, Cygnus Aviation Expo, and from the board of directors.
New procedures for Cygnus Aviation Expo registration
In an attempt to streamline and improve the entire registration process in Las Vegas, NV, for the Maintenance Skills Competition, please note the following procedures are in effect now.
Who Can Enter: To enter the AMTSociety Maintenance Skills Competition as a member of a team, you must be a licensed AMT or AME involved in, and/or supporting aircraft maintenance functions at any organization, company, or corporation. Also, any currently enrolled student in an FAA, EASA, CASA, or equivalently authorized school may enter.
Personnel of any country’s Armed Forces involved in the aircraft maintenance field are also eligible.
Team Costs: $500 USD per team, also each member of the team must be a current AMTSociety member. Not a current member? Join at www.amtsociety.org. Pricing varies on status within the industry; membership levels include regular/associate, student, active military, and instructor.
How to Register: It is important to include an email address for each person; this is how you will receive your registration confirmation which also includes information on how to book your special MSC discounted hotel rate for the Flamingo and other important MSC updates.
Teams: Each team must select one Lead person to register every team member, guests, and other company representatives involved with MSC.
The Lead person will complete the registration information; select or add another regis-trant; and nearly all of the information will be pre-populated into the next person’s registration.
The Lead person should have the following information available when registering team members, guests, and other company representatives: individual names, job titles, email addresses, contact phone numbers, and any other contact information that would be different from the Lead’s. The Lead will need to choose the relationship of the registrant to the team; example, team member, captain, coach, guest, etc.
Guests: Each team member/judge is allowed one guest. All guests should register using the above directions. Select Guest as your team member type.
Registration and payment must be completed by Feb. 5, 2011. Complete information and details regarding the Maintenance Skills Competition can be found at www.amtsociety.org.
— Tom Hendershot
Mark your calendars 2010-2011 IA Roadshow
Please take the time to review the schedule below, and keep in mind that this training is not just for the holders of Inspection Authorization but for all personnel involved in the aircraft maintenance process. The previous IA renewals have been well attended and we appreciate you taking the time to attend and benefit from the speakers and training that we provide. If you are going to attend, please preregister so we can plan accordingly.
Dec. 8, 2010, Seattle, WA
Jan. 12, 2011, Express Jet Airlines Training Center, Houston, TX
Jan. 26, 2011, Atlanta, GA
New: Feb. 5, 2011, Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, OK
Feb. 9, 2011, Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 16, 2011, Kansas City, MO
Feb. 23-24, 2011, Aviation Industry Expo, Las Vegas
New: March 9, 2011, WATC, Wichita, KS
March 16, 2011, Aurora, CO
April 9, 2011, ATEC Annual Meeting & FAA/DME Renewal, Orlando, FL
Corporate Sponsors: Fairfield Inn Denver Airport
The Fairfield Inn by Marriott is a brand that has a lot of history and a very bright future.
In 1951, J. Willard Marriott Sr. discovered a 4,200-acre piece of the Blue Ridge foothills that reminded him of his boyhood days on the family farm in Utah. Since then, the property always known as “Fairfield,” has remained as calm and pristine as when the founder of Marriott International purchased it. Just as Marriott retreated and rode the ranch with U.S. presidents and business leaders around the world, Marriott Ranch still provides guests and businesses with the same benefits.
Fairfield Inn by Marriott was developed in 1987 for the value-conscious business travelers, who said they wanted a clean, comfortable room, a consistent product, a safe environment, and friendly service. Fairfield Inn has grown, and now is one of the largest brands owned by Marriott.
The Fairfield Inn by Marriott Denver International Airport is no exception. It imbues all of the Marriott culture, including an extreme devotion to its guests, customers, employees, and community.
Sensenich Propeller Service
Sensenich Propeller started when brothers Martin and Harry Sensenich built a propeller for a snow sled that was powered by an engine and a propeller. They lived on a large farm in Lancaster, PA, and had a need for a more efficient form of transportation.
They were so pleased with the work they had done on the propeller that they decided to make a new business carving propellers. They set up their business in a building that is now on the property of Lancaster Airport, Pennsylvania, and by the 1930s Sensenich Brothers Propeller Company was incorporated. In the 1940s there was a high demand for propellers by the military and the company grew from under 100 employees to more than 400.
By the 1950s the owners and employees of Sensenich saw the need to expand their capabilities. They decided to expand into the repair and overhaul services of propellers. The company serviced and still services general aviation, airlines, corporations, fixed-base operators, and the government.
In 1989 the company was sold to Philadelphia Bourse Inc. in Philadelphia, PA. The name was changed to Sensenich Propeller Corp. and the wood manufacturing was relocated to Plant City, FL.
In 1994 Sensenich Propeller Corp. expanded its overhaul and service skills and opened another FAA 145 certified repair station in Gainesville, GA, at Lee Gilmer Airport. In 1995 two employees, Joseph Maus and C. Ray Hershey, purchased the repair/overhaul operations of the company. Because of the well-respected name of Sensenich they renamed the company Sensenich Propeller Service Inc.
AMTSociety Military Scholarship
AMTSociety is supporting U.S. military personnel by offering an A&P scholarship program with the help of Baker’s School of Aeronautics and the Northrop Rice Foundation. The total value of the scholarship is estimated at more than $3,000. All military personnel from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Navy are eligible to apply.
The application form will be available on the AMTSociety web site (www.AMTSociety.org).
AMTSociety will pay for the hotel expenses at the Wingate Hotel by Wyndham and Baker’s School of Aeronautics, Nashville, TN, will provide the classroom training for the applicant’s general, airframe, and powerplant training, and the preparation for the oral and practical examinations.