AMT Day - May 24

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gary.brossett
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AMT Day - May 24

Charles Taylor information.  It's a shame that you can't pick up an aviation text or book on an aviation subject without the mention of how the Wrights changed the world, but no mention is made of Charlie's contribution.

 

"[I] always wanted to learn to fly, but I never did. The Wrights refused to teach me and tried to discourage the idea. They said they needed me in the shop and to service their machines, and if I learned to fly, I'd be gadding about the country and maybe become an exhibition pilot, and then they'd never see me again."

 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Taylor#Biography
 
  Here's some reading on the subject, in no particular order 

 
http://www.amtausa.com/
 
http://www.amtsociety.org/
 
http://www.amtonline.com/amtday.jsp
 
http://safetycenter.navy.mil/MEDIA/gallery/nostalgia/1stAvnMech_charles_taylor.htm
 
http://www.faa.gov/safety/awards/charles_taylor/
 
http://www.aviationtoday.com/am/issue/columns/notebook/Charles-Taylor-Mechanic-Engineer_611.html
 
http://www.erau.edu/db/degrees/ap_program/taylor_story.html
 
http://www.blogsouthwest.com/category/tags/charles-taylor
 
http://www.erau.edu/er/newsmedia/newsreleases/2005/taylor.html

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