State of AMTSociety Address
Situational awareness starting from the time we leave home in the morning until the time we return, we as human beings get so busy because of all the things life throws at us, we sometimes forget about situational awareness. It does no one any good to get injured or killed either on the way to work or responding to a maintenance call for any aircraft.
We, being humans, can and do lose touch. It is therefore imperative that we as professionals stop and get a handle on what is actually going on before we throw ourselves into overdrive. I personally have been caught once or twice by just being in too much of a hurry to get the job done/completed, so I could put out the next fire. It seems that the simple task or the task we do all the time is the one that will come back to haunt us. Take a look around you and see all the things that can come and bite you when you least expect it. You may well know that someone else is working on the aircraft, but has he or she done all the things required to make the aircraft safe to work on? Go and check; maybe they have lost situational awareness in a way that will adversely affect you. You owe it to yourself, your co-workers; passengers; and your family to stop and get that grip on what is really going on – all the time, every time.
On behalf of the board of directors and myself, we would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving; a very Merry Christmas; and a happy, safe, and prosperous New Year for 2012.
Please remember that completed scholarship request forms must be post marked December 15, 2011. Winners will be notified, and invited to attend the Cygnus Aviation Expo, March 7-9 with the formal awards program scheduled for March 9
The weather was a picture perfect 75 at this year’s AMTSociety Golf outing. A big thank you goes to Peter D. Zeeb, chairman, who with his committee conducted the best event ever. The outing started with lunch and registration at 12:15 p.m. followed by a shotgun start. When the match concluded, everyone was treated to a fine dinner with desert followed by the presentation of awards and prizes. I would like to thank the following hole sponsors for their generosity: AMT magazine, ARINC Direct, Cessna Aircraft, Corporate Jet Support, Dassault Falcon Jet, Dassault Falcon Services, Duncan Aviation, Gulfstream, Gulfstream Long Beach Spare Parts Sales, Haggan Aviation, Honeywell, StandardAero, Weststar Aviation, and World Fuel Services.
Additionally, the following donated:
Caesars Entertainment: Food for the event;
Dallas Airmotive: Beverage cart sponsor
Gulfstream Long Beach Spare Parts Sales: Golf towels for all golfers
Honeywell: Golf balls for all golfers
Satcom Direct: Golf balls for all golfers
Snap-on Tools: Toolbox for the Par 3 Challenge
And for all the great door prizes that were given out: AMT magazine, Corporate Jet Support, Dassault Falcon Jet, Gulfstream Spare Parts and Sales, Haggan Aviation, and West Star Aviation.
And Peter says next time will be even better; what a great endorsement from everyone in support of AMTSociety Scholarship program.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The AMTSociety board of directors has created the AMTSociety Thomas E. “Tom” Hendershot Lifetime Achievement Award. This award will honor an individual from the aviation industry who has through his or her efforts been responsible for the improvement of the aviation industry; someone who has lead by setting a high standard of commitment and involvement to the aviation industry. Forms can be found on the AMTSociety web site; they must be postmarked by December 15, 2011 and sent to Industry Award, 13183 Regulus Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124-2931. The award will be presented on Friday, March 9, 2012 in conjunction with the Maintenance Skills Competition Awards Program at the Las Vegas Convention Center.