AMTs, Today is Your Day

May 24, 2022
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If you’re an AMT, there’s a good chance you already know that today is your day. 

You also know that more often than not, you’re an unsung hero.

May 24 is National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. Today we honor, as Congress said, “the invaluable contributions of Charles Edward Taylor, regarded as the father of aviation maintenance, and recognizing the essential role of aviation maintenance technicians in ensuring the safety and security of civil and military aircraft.”

On April 30, 2008, Congress passed a resolution supporting National AMT Day.

You are important.

As the resolution states:

Professional aviation maintenance technicians are key members of the Armed Forces of the United States and help protect the United States through a strong Armed Forces aviation infrastructure;

The duties of aviation maintenance technicians are critical to the homeland security of the United States and an integral component of the aerospace industry of the United States.

Professional aviation maintenance technicians provide the strong infrastructure through which public confidence in the airborne transportation safety and military aviation strength of the United States is ensured.

Be inspired.

Watch “The Mechanician: A Brief History of Charles E. Taylor” by the Mechanical Dragons and be inspired even more.

Taylor was the first airplane mechanic, what they called “a mechanician” in the day and May 24, 1868, was his birthday. Learn more about him. Be inspired and, in turn, inspire others by talking about the important work you do. Today is your day.

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