AMTSociety Mx Logs Update

AMTSociety State of the Industry Address

Welcome back to all of you that were able to take vacation and enjoy time to be with your family, relaxing, and getting some rest. And to everyone, I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed a safe summer.

Maintenance safety

Finish all the steps before calling the task complete. Does this sound basic? Yes it is … but there continues to be maintenance-induced aircraft accidents where the mechanic had not followed the order of the steps, did not finish a step, or did not complete all the steps of the task as instructed. Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) contains the sequential steps for completing a task. It goes without saying (but I will write it anyway!) that the sequence of steps developed by the manufacturer is very important. The job will be performed correctly and safely when each individual step is started and completed, one step at a time in sequential order.

It is not a bingo game out there. It really is a matter of safety and safety cannot be compromised.

Stay safe, Tom Hendershot

Moving away from paper

A reminder for those of you that are also certificated pilots, effective Oct. 1, 2012, pilots must use FAA MedXPress to complete an electronic application for an Airman Medical Certificate or Airman Medical and Student Pilot Certificate, FAA Form 8500-8. As many of you know, the federal government is taking steps across the board to become more efficient and to reduce costs, and our move to electronic records is consistent with those initiatives.

If you have any technical issues, you may reach MedXPress support at (877) 287-6731 or


2012 – 2013 AMTSociety IA Renewal Consortium Program

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 (FLL)

Holiday Inn and Suites

3003 N. University Dr.

Sunrise, FL 33322-1610

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Doubletree Hotel Mahwah

180 Rt. 17 S.

Mahwah, NJ 07430-1240

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 (SEA)

Holiday Inn SeaTac Intl. Airport

17338 International Blvd.

Seattle, WA 98188-3530

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 (IAH)

Express Jet Airlines Training Center

17445 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Houston, TX 77032-6029

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 (ATL)

Doubletree Hotel Atlanta Airport

3400 Norman Berry Dr.

Atlanta, GA 30344-5111

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 (PHX)

Holiday Inn and Suites Phoenix Airport

3220 S. 48th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85040-1747

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (MCI)

KCI Expo Center

11730 N.W. Ambassador Dr.

Kansas City, MO 64153-2056

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (LAS)

Held in conjunction with AviationPros LIVE

Las Vegas Convention Center – Center Hall

3150 Paradise Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89109-9096

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (DEN)

The Summit Conference & Event Center

411 Sable Blvd.

Aurora, CO 80011-8800

Saturday, April 13, 2013 (MCO)

ATEC Annual Meeting and FAA/DME Renewal

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort

1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd.

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8406