May 24, 2021 -- Happy Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day! This is a special day to recognize the skilled men and women who maintain aircraft with knowledge, skill, and integrity. May 24 was chosen for AMT Day in honor and recognition of the Father of Aviation Maintenance – Charles E. Taylor. Everyone knows who the Wright brothers are, but not many know there was a third man who contributed to the first powered flight on December 17, 1903. Without Charles Taylor’s knowledge and skill, that airplane would never have gotten off the ground. Recognizing Charles E. Taylor for his impact on aviation allows us to remember how our craft began as well as our craft’s continued dedication to safety.
Today, AMTs are the unsung heroes of aviation. Most of us operate in the background -- during swing or graveyard shifts, at the hangar or line repair overnight (RON) -- to ensure the safety and airworthiness of your aircraft. You are able to relax and enjoy your flight because of what we do in the background. The next time you fly ask the flight crew to pass along thanks to the AMT for assuring your safe arrival.
We would also like to take this opportunity to celebrate the dedicated AMTs who have been awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award, which recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics. The FAA reports that 3,034 AMTs have been honored with this award since its inception.
Please join in celebrating Charles Taylor’s 153th birthday and all AMTs industry-wide in our craft and class.
Safety in the Air Begins with Quality Maintenance on the Ground
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Suite 1100
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-752-AMFA (2632)