State of AMTSociety
Starting with the next issue of AMT magazine I will be including the activities and updates for AMTSociety.
Currently, the board of directors is working on the bylaws for student charters, Aviation Industry Expo Maintenance Skills Competition, and improving membership services.
Additionally I will focus on one member of the board in order for you, the reader/member, to become more familiar with each of us who work for and represent you.
The main ingredient is keeping you, the member, up to date on our benefits and also the the issues we have or will address in the coming weeks. Thank you for your support.
Bill O’Brien passed away as this issue was going to press. Without a doubt this is a severe blow to the aviation industry, there are too many items to try and recall or highlight at this moment for all the good/great things Bill did in his lifetime for everyone in the industry. He will always be remembered for two major items: The Charles E. Taylor Program and the FAA AMT Awards Program.
We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him. AMTSociety is especially fortunate to have one of our scholarships named after him.
To send his family condolences, mail cards to 12508 Lt. Nichols Road, Fairfax, VA 22033-2412.
— Tom Hendershot
Northrop Rice Foundation
Jim Lukins, president: “On behalf of the board of directors of the Northrop Rice Foundation I want to welcome you to the Board. During our last meeting your placement on the board was voted on and you received an 100 percent approval.
“I am looking forward to working with you and AMTSociety in the future. Our organizations’ goals and objectives are in concert and together we can have a significant influence on the aviation industry. While many members of the board already know you, I look forward to meeting you in person.
“Again, thank you for your interest in the Foundation.”
AMTSociety Golf Tournament
The second annual AMTSociety Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament, tied in with Aviation Industry Expo, will be held Monday, March 9, 2009, at Rio Secco Golf Club, 2851 Grand Hills Dr., Henderson, NV 89052. It will be a shotgun start at noon. Haggan Aviation is once again sponsoring the tournament with AMTSociety. Watch for details. Or contact Cindy Sewick at (303) 792-0688, Ext. 33 or visit www.hagganaviation.com.
IA Road Show Dates
• Dec. 10, Seattle
• Jan. 14, 2009, Houston
• Feb. 11, 2009, Salt Lake City
• Feb. 18, 2009, Kansas City, MO
• March 10-11, 2009, Las Vegas (AIE)
• March 18, 2009, Denver
Visit www.AMTSociety.org for more information.
Corporate sponsors: FAA First Federal Credit Union
FAA First Federal Credit Union, a member-owned financial institution that has been serving the air transportation industry for nearly 60 years, recently joined AMTSociety as a corporate sponsor.
FAA First serves more than 25,000 air transportation industry employees and their families nationwide. It offers its members financial solutions tailored to their needs. A popular service is the totally free checking, which has no minimum balance requirements or monthly maintenance fees. FAA First also offers free online banking that provides 24/7 account access for members who are constantly on the go. Online bill payment, e-bills, and eStatements allow members to manage their money at their convenience.
FAA First is also part of a nationwide network of 5,300 shared branch locations, which allows members to conduct transactions within proximity to their homes or workplace. Members have surcharge-free access to more than 25,000 Co-Op Network ATMs throughout the nation.
FAA First Federal Credit Union will be at the AMTSociety IA Renewal Roadshow in Seattle, WA, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. To learn more about the Credit Union and its products and services, please visit its booth or log on to www.faafirst.org.
Effective Jan. 1, 2009, FlightSafety will present every new Master Technician with a complimentary one-year membership in AMTSociety. In cases where a technician receives multiple Master Technician awards on more than one aircraft model, FlightSafety will provide a one-year membership for each award. This could result in a technician receiving more than one one-year membership through this program. “AMTSociety provides technicians with a voice in the maintenance industry and offers benefits that are not available through other organizations. On behalf of everyone at FlightSafety, we’re very proud and honored to support your efforts in growing the membership in AMTSociety,” says Doug Bowen, FlightSafety International director worldwide sales and maintenance training services.
Global Jet Services
Global Jet Services Inc., located in Weatogue, CT, offers technical maintenance and maintenance management training classes. The focus is on improving practical knowledge and safety for maintenance operations.
Aircraft training includes Bombardier Challenger, Learjet, and Global Express; CASA; Cessna; Dassault Falcon; Eclipse; Embraer; Gulfstream; and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft. Other classes include avionics, safety programs including human factors, safety management systems, OSHA/EPA, Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), and maintenance resource management. Classes can be scheduled according to your needs and schedule, on-site or online. Instructors have years of experience in the industry.
Global Jet Services developed AIMM for Aviation Business Success as an NBAA PDP approved five-day course for A&Ps that need management training. FlightSafety International has developed programs to utilize Global Jet’s courses for its Master Mechanic and Event Base Agreement (EBA) training programs. For more information visit www.globaljetservices.com.