May 24 is a day for the industry to recognize the important role of aircraft mechanics. AMT heard about several AMT Day celebrations. Here are a few photos from various tributes to mechanics.
General Dynamics sponsored a BBQ at its facility in Las Vegas. Notice the banner recognizing AMTSociety
The maintenance facility in Philadelphia for Air Wisconsin celebrated AMT Day with barbecues for all three shifts and displayed 44 posters in the regional terminal at the departure gates so the traveling public could learn what they do. All of the posters had different pictures on them to showcase its personnel. Air Wisconsin Airlines PHL is a regional carrier for US Airways operating 70 CRJs and flying more than 500 flights a day.
Approximately 30 people from Modern Aero, a full-service general aviation FBO located at Flying Cloud airport in Eden Prairie, MN, celebrated AMT Day with burgers and brats for lunch.
Baker’s School of Aeronautics hosted its 6th annual AMT Day picnic on Friday, May 21. More than 130 people attended this year, including mechanics from all around Nashville and surrounding counties. Craig Curtis from the Nashville FSDO, with Jennifer Baker’s daughter, Cindy Collier, conducted the National Kennedy combination toolbox drawing for AMTSociety. Patrick Dellahoussaye was presented with a plaque for being the Charles Taylor Award winner. The bluegrass band was made up of Deanie Richardson on the fiddle, Casey Campbell on the mandolin, and Luke Munday on the banjo/guitar. Bob Minter, chairman of the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame and AOPA Southeast Regional Rep, was there with his wife, Karin. The Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maintenance Conference committee also donated $500 to help purchase prizes. Mike Lotzer from Rapco, attended and donated Rapco T-shirts, mini-tool pens, and “The Aviation Mechanics Creed” magnets. Baker’s School gave out canvas sun visors to everyone in attendance, which had “Celebrating AMT Day, May 24th” embroidered on them.
Our thanks to those who shared their celebrations with AMT.