I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy AMT Day! With the current worldwide challenge facing aviation today it is more important than ever to show the public the importance that skilled Aircraft Maintenance Technicians provide aviation. Regardless whether or not an aircraft is flying, parked for 48 hours or stored from 1 month to 12 months that aircraft is cared for by trained professionals. With 117 years since Charles E. Taylor created our craft the integrity and professionalism remains the same. Ensuring that Charles E. Taylor is remembered, and those who walk in his footsteps, the AMTA remains vigilant in our mission. With your continued support the AMTA will continue to educate the public, and the aviation community, about the true "faces behind safety".
The AMTA continues to work towards having the White House recognize AMT Day to mirror the U.S. Congressional and U.S. Senate AMT Day Resolutions. The AMTA also continues to keep our GoFundMe account to raise money for a bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor. We have raised $1,175.00 of our goal of $4,500.00. If you can share the link below please do.
The AMTA would like to inform everyone of a new grant program for students and military personnel who are trying to become certificated A&P Mechanics. One step of this process to become certificated by the FAA is taking written exams that are not covered by tuition and are paid for by the students. A study done in 2018 showed that 30% of students going thru Part 147 schools actually do not finish the full process and become certificated A&Ps. A major reason cited by this 30% is the cost of the written exams. The Northrop Rice Foundation (NRF) is a not for profit organization has created a grant program that specifically focuses on assisting these students with the cost of taking their written exams. As an A&P myself I know first hand the challenges of becoming certificated and as a NRF Board Member I am proud to be part of this grant program. I know that Charles E. Taylor would be happy to see industry helping men and women enter the profession he started. If you would like to help "pay it forward" please visit the link below.
I would like to ask if you celebrate AMT Day at work or at home to post a picture on the AMTA web site at "Friends of Charles E. Taylor.
As always, thank you for your support in the AMTA!