AMTSociety Update

The Mission Continues As many of you know I have accepted the position of AMTSociety's next Executive Director and Business Manager. As I mentioned in the May 22nd announcement, I am honored and excited to take a leadership role in this premier...


Baker’s School of Aeronautics once again held an AMT Day picnic. Approximately 140 people attended. Ronnie Wilson and the Under the Hill Gang played country and rock and roll music from the ‘60s. 125 door prizes were given out, including tools, gift certificates, hats, and t-shirts.

The National Airline History Museum at the Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC) is honored to display this exhibit dedicated to Charles E. Taylor and the Kansas City Area recipients of this distinguished award. Most of the honorees pictured in the display (shown at left) were associated with the former TWA Overhaul Base at Kansas City International Airport (MCI). During guided tours, guests at the museum are given a presentation which details the history of Taylor and his contribution to the aviation industry.

San Joaquin Valley College Aviation Campus in Fresno, CA, has approximately 75 students at this time and on May 30 it held its AMT Day celebration. There was cake for all the students and staff, and then afterwards SJVC had an academic decathlon with the General, Powerplant, Airframe classes competing along with the instructors. There were competitions between the four teams in safety wire, fluid line making, hardware identification, weight and balance, electrical troubleshooting, and FAR Jeopardy game. All had fun, but unfortunately for the students, the instructor team showed they had the right stuff by winning in the majority of the competitions.

Banyan celebrated its 8th annual AMT Day on Friday, May 24, 2013. It uses the day to honor its aircraft maintenance technicians, Avionics team and Parts team for their dedication to quality and safety.

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