AMTSociety Mx Logs Update

IA renewal progress report! AMTSociety ’s IA Renewal Roadshow kicked off with standing room only attendance in Houston, TX, on Jan. 16. The renewal program, hosted by ExpressJet, was well received by all involved. Generous volunteers included...

Additional educational and information opportunities are also available that include a Standards presentation from NCATT (National Center for Aircraft Technician Training) and an update from NBAA’s Project Bootstrap. Further, there are a few co-sponsored educational forums available from NATA. Check NATA’s schedule and feel free to attend any of the events that are marked as co-sponsored.

Finally, your attendance at this year’s event includes the membership dues for AMTSociety. We invite you to take advantage of your AMTSociety by attending other AMTSociety IA events, taking the IA virtual training online at (included with membership) and visiting AMTSociety’s website to keep up with the industry. Your AMTSociety membership also subscribes you automatically to AMT magazine.

On behalf of the board of directors of AMTSociety — we thank you for attending and hope you have a great show.

Tom Hendershot
Executive Director

Scholarship fundraising activities
AMTSociety, along with Haggan Aviation, will be holding a scholarship fundraising golf tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas on Monday, March 17. A continental breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. A shotgun start to the golf tournament will be at 8:30 a.m. A lunch and awards ceremony will follow the tournament (approximately 1:30 p.m.). For more information or to register visit
Raffle tickets for a Snap-on toolbox, round trip airline tickets from San Diego to Hawaii from Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines, and Timberland PRO workboots will be sold during Aviation Industry Expo.

AMTSkills Competition
AMTSociety will host the AMTSkills Competition during its first Aircraft Maintenance Show at the Aviation Industry Expo from March 18-20 in Dallas, TX.
The AMTSkills Competition features divisions for both individuals and teams of four. Any licensed A&P mechanic involved in, and/or supporting aircraft maintenance functions at any organization, company or corporation may enter. Any currently enrolled student in an authorized Part 147 school may enter as well. The AMTSkills Competition is also open to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces involved in the aircraft maintenance field. Membership in AMTSociety is not necessary to apply.

The competition gives AMTs, both licensed A&P Mechanics, student A&P mechanics, and U.S. military personnel involved in the aircraft maintenance field the opportunity to test their combined and individual abilities against their peers. Competitors have the chance to showcase their knowledge, skill, and integrity to help raise awareness of the training and skill needed for today’s AMT to carry the great responsibility of providing safe, airworthy aircraft.

The AMTSociety AMTSkills Competition will consist of 10 events for the team competition and three events for the individual competition. Planned events and their sponsors/judges include: windshield (Perkins Aircraft); hardware identification (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University); safety wiring (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University); avionics/electrical (Spirit Avionics); piston engine (Superior Air Parts); Gulfstream IV Main wheel/brake (Alberth Aviation); APU combuster assembly (Dallas Airmotive); Charles E. Taylor written test (AMTSociety); electrical troubleshooting (Duncan Aviation); and avionics troubleshooting (CAE).
Full AMTSkills Competition events and rules can be found on the AMTSkills Competition criteria form on the AMTSociety web site, All applications must be received no later than Feb. 20, 2008. All proceeds will go toward AMTScholarships through the Northrop-Rice Foundation.

All competitors must attend an introductory session on Monday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Dallas Convention Center. This meeting is the competitors’ chance to meet with the judges and AMTSociety directors to review rules, review skills event requirements, and ask questions. Any questions about the AMTSkills Competition may be directed to the AMTSkills Competition co-chairman and AMTSociety Director Ken MacTiernan at or (619) 395-6681.

Teams already signed up to compete include representatives from American Airlines, American Eagle, Continental Airlines, Redstone University, and AMTs from Tulsa, OK, and Kansas City, MO.

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