On behalf of the AMTA I would like to wish everyone a Happy & Safe AMT Day! I have attached a poster from Jennifer Baker who owns Baker's School of Aeronautics who are sponsoring their 13th consecutive AMT Day celebration. If you are in the area stop by. I am also attaching a history of AMT Day to help explain to others what this day is all about.
The AMTA, working through Senator Charles Schumer's office, in December 2016 was able to have a U.S. Senate AMT Day Resolution introduced and passed which will join the U.S. Congressional AMT Day Resolution (which passed in 2008). I was hoping to have a copy of the Senate resolution, SRES #335, available to send out by May 24th. However, the copy sent to be by the Senate Cloak Room was not what we submitted. It seems as if getting a copy of the actual resolution is as difficult as it was to have it introduced. Once I receive the official copy I will let everyone know.
The AMTA was again promoting Charles E. Taylor at the 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition in Orlando during the MRO Americas Trade Show last month. Having a bust of Charlie on display allows people to see what Charlie looked like and help educate the public as to what his accomplishments were.
I would like to ask people who celebrate AMT Day to take pictures and send them to me. Showing the many celebrations across the industry will help spread the word about our craft and profession. I, along with Snap-on Industrial, will be in Cleveland helping United Airlines AMTs celebrate AMT Day by presenting the William F. "Bill" O'Brien Award for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance.
The AMTA continues to accept donations for the next bust donation to be given to the United States Army Aviation Museum. Once we raise the necessary funds I will make an announcement as to when the museum celebration will take place.
As always, I thank you for your support in the AMTA!