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  • 2010 AirVenture Oshkosh July 26-August 1

    - Thursday July 22, 2010
    I attended my first AirVenture in 1972 with my father. Then it was simply known as the Oshkosh Fly In. We flew there in our 1949 Piper Clipper. It just seemed natural to attend given I was a new private pilot rapidly becoming interested in all things...
  • Happy Independence Day

    - Thursday July 1, 2010
    The July 4th holiday is upon us. It seems like the snow just melted here in the north country; well OK it has been a few months. And now we are already celebrating what seems to be the middle of summer. The retail stores, the television, the roads and the...
  • Work Safely

    - Thursday June 17, 2010
    Tuesday morning the local news here in the Twin Cities reported the accidental death of an aircraft maintenance technician at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Having spent a large part of my aviation career in this area, including MSP, this...
  • Online Reader Poll

    - Thursday June 10, 2010
    In early April we posted a question on the AMT Online Reader Poll regarding certification for aircraft maintenance technicians and advanced certification provided by industry organizations. There were three short answers to choose from. After two months...
  • Thanks to a Few "Aviation Vets"

    - Thursday June 3, 2010
    Last weekend there was a gathering at Stanton Airfield, the local airport where I hang out, to celebrate a local man’s life long involvement in aviation. Clarence Hines, 86, spent three years in the military from 1942 to 1945, serving the U.S. Army...
  • AMT Day, RAA, and More

    - Thursday May 20, 2010
    Next week Monday May 24, Charles Taylor’s birthday, is now known as Aviation Maintenance Technician – AMT Day. Charles Edward Taylor began his aviation career working as a machinist for Orville and Wilbur Wright at the Wright Cycle Company...
  • Another Mega Merger

    - Thursday May 6, 2010
    Fresh on the heels of the Delta and Northwest Airlines merger, this week we heard the announcement that United and Continental airlines will be the next to combine into one huge airline. This should be no real surprise for people following the...
  • Reconnecting

    - Thursday April 29, 2010
    Last week I mentioned that I was on my way to MRO Americas 2010 - an event that attracted maintenance and repair organizations from around the world. I felt it was a great show – the first MRO Americas event that I attended. The event included...
  • Air Travel Disruption

    - Thursday April 22, 2010
    As I wing my way from Minneapolis to Phoenix to attend the MRO Americas 2010, I wonder what the impact of the recent Iceland volcano will have on the attendance. This aviation industry trade show attracts airline and aviation maintenance...
  • NBAA MMC

    - Thursday April 15, 2010
    Last week Jon Jezo AMT Publisher, Nick Sergi AMT Director of Content, Tom Hendershot AMTSociety Executive Director, and I attended the National Business Aircraft Association's 25th Annual Maintenance Management Conference. Earlier this week the NBAA...