May 24, 2023
If it hadn’t been for the engine that Charles E. Taylor built for the Wright brothers’ aircraft, the date December 17, 1903, would have marked nothing more than a day at the beach in Kitty Hawk, N.C. It was Taylor’s engine that turned the Wright glider into the history-making Wright Flyer. Over the years his name was all but forgotten as a major player in the aeronautical achievement that ushered in a new transportation era. But now the “Father of Aircraft Maintenance” finally has the level of recognition his significant contributions to flight deserve. To preserve his memory and to honor all aviation maintenance technicians (AMT), Taylor’s birthday, May 24, has been named AMT Day.
Today is a significant day for all AMT's across this country, as we are honored as AMT's, on this, Charles Taylor's birthday, the "Father of Aircraft Maintenance"; https://www.faa.gov/about/history/pioneers/media/charles_e_taylor.pdf, with that said, we are also proud to be members of this Association; Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), and the only trade group specifically to represent ALL of US in our Craft and Class.
As we conclude the month of May, we embark on the unofficial beginning of the summer season, with Memorial Day, but let us not forget its significance, of all those men and women who risk their lives in our Armed Forces, to protect the freedoms we enjoy today! https://www.usmemorialday.org/history-of-memorial-day
As we soon conclude this month, we are still accepting Scholarship Applications until end of business on Wednesday May 31, 2023. We will award five (5) winners, and five (5) alternates at our next General Membership Meeting scheduled for Wednesday July 26, 2023.
President AMFA Local 4