National AMT Day

May 20, 2015
Celebrate your profession

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day, or AMT Day, is observed in the United States on May 24th to recognize the achievements of Charles E. Taylor.  Taylor was the maintenance technician responsible for building and maintaining the engine used to power the aircraft of the renowned aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers.

May 24th is the birthday of Charles E. Taylor “The Father of Aircraft Maintenance”. Each year, many AMTs, A&Ps, aircraft mechanics, repairmen, and maintainers celebrate the profession of aircraft maintenance and the dedicated men and women who safely maintain this nation’s diverse fleet of aircraft. Are you planning a celebration, picnic, or gathering to celebrate AMT Day? If so, send a few photos and a short description of the event to [email protected].

As a reminder, the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is given to aircraft mechanics having worked for 50 years in the aircraft maintenance profession. If you know someone who fits the criteria, honor him or her by submitting an application for them to be considered for this prestigious award. Visit the FAASTeam website at and select the Maintenance Hangar tab for details.