The Significance of a Name
On April 30, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 444 honoring the aviation professional men and women who ensure aircraft maintenance airworthiness of our airborne aviation infrastructure.
Each year, May 24 is designated Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day for Charles Taylor. Charles was the Wright Brothers’ mechanic who built and maintained the engine that was used to power the Wright brother's first controlled flying machine on December 17, 1903 and father of aviation maintenance, born on May 24, 1868.
Now – 149 years later – we celebrate him along with all past and present AMT’s and all who support them for their commitment, integrity and skill - this is Taylor’s legacy and our shared responsibility.
There is also Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award presented by the United States Federal Aviation Administration in honor of Charles Taylor. The award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior aviation mechanics. My good friend and previous crewmember Ed Hasch Jr. is a recent recipient and most deserving of this award. See page 12 of this week’s newsletter.
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