This year’s South Carolina AMT Day was held May 24th at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics facility at Myrtle Beach, SC. A luncheon was held with more than 100 people in attendance. During the luncheon the Charles Taylor Award was presented to Carl Knuth, director of maintenance for Huffman Helicopters, and the technicians played an aircraft maintenance related Jeopardy game and prizes were given away.
Sunny skies and warm weather welcomed Baker’s 8th Annual AMT Day Picnic this year. It was held on Friday, May 25, and was free to all AMTs and aviation associates. The Master Grillers were Eddie Baker and Orville Hale. They grilled up plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbecued bologna for the crowd of about 130 people. There were also pork barbecue, turkey barbecue, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, chips, and cookies. Approximately 140 door prizes were available, so no one went home empty handed.
Country and blue grass music was provided by a live band, “The Chambrey.” All guests received a small foiled lined lunch bag with Charles E. Taylor’s picture on it, donated by Baker’s School of Aeronautics. There was a dunking booth and two local DMEs volunteered to be the “dunkees,” to help raise money for an aviation maintenance scholarship program. The big winner this year was Daniel Hatmaker from Tennessee Technology Center. He accumulated the highest points in the corn hole competition and went home with a 2,000-psi pressure washer.
This picnic is made possible by several sponsors, including Baker’s School of Aeronautics, The Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maintenance Conference, Stevens Aviation, Trade-A-Plane, and Wing Aero. Rapco and AWAM donated several door prizes for the event as well.