Readers in Action

AMT has always been about its readers. My publisher and I are both A&P mechanics, and we publish AMT with the professional aircraft maintenance team in mind. Our editorial is focused on news, information, and articles that best serve aircraft mechanics. We focus on mechanics — including on the cover shots of the magazine.

If you recall, for three years in a row we had a Readers in Action photo contest. We asked readers to submit photos of themselves in action, and we chose a winner. The winning photo was published on the cover of our January/February issue.

Unfortunately, due to production constraints last year, we were not able to have the photo contest. That’s the bad news. The good news is that our Readers in Action contest is back! Once again, we will be choosing one lucky photo to be the cover shot for the January/February cover of Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine. Not only will the winner get the cover spot, he or she will also receive $250.00.

The contest is called Readers in Action for a good reason. We want photos of readers on the job. It could be by your hangar. It could be working on an aircraft. It might be in a shop. (It could be next to your toolbox with all your AMT toolbox stickers.) Whatever the situation, we want to see you and/or your coworkers in action.

So have some fun. Be creative. Most of all, send those photos in. After all, you can’t win if you don’t enter.

You can email your hi-res digital photos to: with “Readers in Action Contest” in the subject line. Or if you prefer, you can mail them to:

Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Readers in Action Contest
1233 Janesville Ave.
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Whether emailing or sending via snail mail, please be sure to include all of your contact information so that we can contact you if you win.

Oh yea, I almost forgot to mention — you get extra “points” for including a copy of AMT magazine in the photo!

So what are you waiting for? Get out your camera and take some photos!

In closing, I would like to welcome Ian Parker to the editorial staff of AMT. Ian is an experienced aviation journalist based in the U.K. who will be writing a monthly European Perspective column in the magazine. Ian will provide AMT readers a unique perspective on European regulations and maintenance issues. Be sure to turn to page 30 to read Ian’s first article.

Thanks for reading, and keep that feedback coming!