AMTSociety receives Letter of Understanding from FAA
The FAASTeam presented a Letter of Understanding to AMTSociety Executive Director Tom Hendershot during the Aircraft Maintenance Summit held during Aviation Industry Expo in Dallas.
“This Letter of Understanding (LOU) establishes an arrangement between the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam) and AMTSociety to promote aviation safety awareness and training to all airmen. The parties to this LOU are voluntarily entering into this arrangement to pursue their common goal of promoting aviation safety.”
The LOU was signed by Kevin Clover, National FAASTeam Manager and Thomas E. Hendershot.
AMTSociety awarded its first scholarships this year. The scholarships were named after William “Bill” O’Brien and Charles Taylor for their contributions to the industry. This year’s winners are Redstone College students Jeremy S. Roberts from Oakman, AL, and Cody M. McLemore from Townley, AL. Roberts received the $1,500 Charles E. Taylor AMTScholarship and McLemore received the $1,000 William “Bill” O’Brien AMTScholarship.
McLemore has completed his A&P written tests and plans to complete oral and practical exams soon. Roberts has another year to go at Redstone before graduation. They both plan to continue their education with avionics training and certification. They both work full time at Precision Aircraft and Engine Service Inc. at Centennial Airport in Denver.
AMTSociety raffle drawing winners
AMTSociety held its raffle drawings the last day of Aviation Industry Expo. The winner of the Snap-on toolbox is Lester Hoerig, Burleson, TX. The tickets to Hawaii from Aloha Airlines were won by Andrew Moore, McKinney, TX, and the Hawaiian Airlines tickets were won by Joe Cattrell, Waukesha, WI. Hirmiz Mikhael, Marquette, WI, won the Timberland workboots.
AMTSociety First Golf Outing
Haggan Aviation helped AMTSociety raise almost $7,000 for the Northrop-Rice Foundation for AMTScholarships by organizing the first AMTSociety golf tournament.
The event was held at on Saint Patrick’s Day at Bear Creek Golf Course before the start of Aviation Industry Expo. A total of 10 teams and 39 people participated in the golf tournament.
Haggan Aviation and AMTSociety, who were also hole sponsors, would like to thank the golfers and sponsors; the golf tournament wouldn’t have been such a success without them. Continental Motors sponsored breakfast. Other hole sponsors were Gexpro, Perkins Aviation, and S.W.A.T. Airframe & Tank. The cart sponsor was Dallas Airmotive. Raffle sponsors were Dallas Airmotive, Midcoast Aviation, Gexpro, Haggan Aviation, and Perkins Aircraft Windows.
The first place team included Jim Perkins, Austin Perkins, and Jack Brawley from Perkins Aviation, and Kevin Reinhart of Aviation Maintenance. The second place team consisted of Mike Schafer, Haggan Aviation; Gary Freeman, Dallas Airmotive; Jared Hatfield, Strom Aviation; and Stuart Munro, Dallas Airmotive. The third place team sponsored by Jack Prewitt & Associates was made up of Peter Zeeb, Ray Prewitt, Chris Horton, and Kyle Foddrill. The Dead Ass Last team award went to Ed Hightower, Peter Stream, Joe Winland, and Ed Pasko from TLD America.
Steve Crande of Gexpro Services won the first “Closest to the Pin” award with his drive on hole five. The other “Closest to the Pin” award went to Kyle Kelly of Daktronics for his shot on hole 14. Austin Perkins of Perkins Aviation won the “Long Drive” award for his first stroke on hole nine.
For more photos from the event visit www.hagganaviation.com/AMT.html.
First AMT Maintenance Skills Competition
A total of nine teams entered the first AMTSociety Maintenance Skills Competition which included 11 events. Taking first place was Continental Airlines. The Continental team included Rene Hansen, Brian Hall, Frank Dudek, Nagy Mouhanna, and coach Russell Petersen. Second place was won by Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) N.W. Region. The Aviation Institute of Maintenance entered four separate teams.
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