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  • The Topic was Unmanned Aircraft

    - Thursday June 16, 2011
    Hundreds of people were in attendance recently as the Red River Valley Research Corridor hosted the 5th Annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit in Grand Forks, ND. High ranking military officials, politicians, FAA, educators, and numerous companies and...
  • EBACE Review

    - Thursday June 2, 2011
    Last month while attending the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2011), you couldn’t help but notice an upbeat feeling among exhibitors and attendees alike. As reported on May 23rd on AMTOnline attendance figures were up to...
  • Celebrate AMT Day

    - Thursday May 5, 2011
    On May 24, the birthday of Charles E. Taylor, the Wright Brothers first mechanic who is sometimes referred to as the “Father of Aircraft Maintenance,†we will once again celebrate Aircraft Maintenance Technician or AMT Day. Do you remember...
  • Airworthiness Directives

    - Thursday April 21, 2011
    Reading one of the many aviation news outlets this week an issue caught my attention. The Federal Register, dated April 14, 2011/Proposed Rules contains a notice by the FAA they are considering issuing a legal interpretation on various provisions in 14...
  • Heli-Expo 2011

    - Thursday March 10, 2011
    Staff from AMT magazine attended the Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo 2011 this week. Early estimates from HAI indicate numbers close to 20,000 with 625 exhibitors. Many of the helicopter manufacturers displayed new models and there...
  • A High-Tech Toolbox ...

    - Thursday February 24, 2011
    FOD control by Snap-on Last month I attended an event in Dallas, Texas, hosted by Snap-on Tools.  Some 500 Snap-on Industrial staff were there attending a variety of activities such as sales sessions, technical seminars, and more. A large display area...
  • Safety Management Systems

    - Thursday February 10, 2011
    Last week AMT posted a news item regarding the FAA had validated the implementation of US Airways’ Safety Management System (SMS). www.amtonline.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=12653. The report stated that it was one of the first U.S...
  • Light Sport Aircraft

    - Thursday January 20, 2011
    Today marks the opening of the U.S Sport Aviation Expo held at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida. You can visit www.sport-aviation-expo.com for more information. I’ve never attended this annual event; although several people I know regularly...
  • History Is Everything

    - Thursday January 6, 2011
    I returned from my last trip to headquarters with a large and heavy box containing what I was told are all the past issues of AMT Magazine. I must admit this heavy box remained in the trunk of the car for awhile. It eventually made its way into the...
  • Happy Holidays

    - Tuesday December 21, 2010
    As the end of the year approaches I thought I’d look back at some of my past blogs. I can’t recap all of them so here are a few highlights. I reported on attending several aviation trade shows. Both attendees and exhibitors...