Aviation provides vital connectivity to our world. For over a century, it has offered us safe travel, efficiency, freedom, adventure and commerce. Most recently, expedited cargo operations and lower costs of flying have changed how we are able to connect with each other across the globe. Aviation has become an essential force in our every day lives. That said, this fact is simple: aviation cannot function without the hard work and dedication of AMTs.
AMTs touch our lives in ways we ought to consider. Their hands make planes, helicopters and airships fly. Their work, challenges, deadlines and accomplishments are present in every commercial air delivery received or flight taken. A&Ps are inside of the machines. Every button a pilot has ever pushed—that’s them. They don’t ask for thanks, because a job well done is a requirement. People’s lives depend on it.
Charles E. Taylor is considered the first AMT. He was the mechanical support behind the Wright Brother’s iconic aviation legacy. AMT Day is celebrated every May 24th to honor his life and memory, and to recognize the professional airmen and airwomen who keep our airborne aviation infrastructure safe. To us, every day is AMT day.
Happy AMT Day 2017 from all of us at NAA!