The AMTA will be sponsoring our Charles E. Taylor Event at the upcoming Aerospace Maintenance Competition in Orlando this April 9th - 12th held during the MRO Americas Trade Show. This will be the AMTA's 10th year sponsoring this event which consists of a written, multiple choice exam on Charles Taylor. If you would like to attend this exciting event and cheer on the competitors you can register for free at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=273265&categoryid=2131470
Five years ago Members of the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association showed their support in helping raise the $10,000.00 to have Charles E. Taylor's name placed on The Wall of Honor at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The AMTA has also donated a bronze bust of Charlie to the Hazy Center thanks to our member's generosity.
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 efforts to raise money for a bust of Charles E. Taylor for the US Army Museum has raised $565.00 in 4 months from 9 people. The link is https://www.gofundme.com/2j9k9vaz. Thank you to our donors! I hope that we can raise the $6000.00 needed to purchase this bust of Charlie.
The Senate AMT Day Resolution, S.RES 335, is written but needs further support to move forward. Senator Schumer's office has asked the AMTA Members to contact Republican Senators on the aviation committee. I have called and e-mailed each member voicing the AMTA's position for having this important resolution to come to a vote and asking the Senators to co-sponsor S.RES 335. I would like to ask if one of the following Senators is from your State to please call and leave a message AND send an e-mail asking them to support the AMT Day Resolution.
I have received word from Senator Roger Wicker's aid, Ellen Beares, and the Senator at this time is not going to co-sponsor S.RES 335 due to more important issues that he is working on. However, Senator Wicker will vote yes if S.RES 335 goes to the floor for a vote. I will list Ms. Beares information if you wish to call and simply remind the Senator that this resolution is important to you.
Senator Dan Sullivan's aid, Scott Leaphard, has contacted me saying the Senator will vote for S.RES 335 when it goes for a vote. So if you contact Mr. Leaphard thank him for the Senator's support.
Ted Cruz TX
Marco Rubio FL
Roger Wicker MS
Roy Blunt MO
Debbie Fischer NE
Jerry Moran KS
Dan Sullivan AK
Ron Johnson WI
Dean Heller NV
Cory Gardner CO
As always, thank you for your support in the AMTA and our wonderful craft & profession.