Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Happy AMT Day.

For two years, AMT magazine has been tracking state-by-state the progress to proclaim May 24 AMT Day. Our own Joe Escobar lead the effort in Wisconsin to declare May 24 AMT Day and it was approved by the state in 2003.

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For those of you that are not familiar with AMT Day, an FAA inspector named Richard 'Dilly' Dilbeck, FAA safety program manager at the Federal Aviation Administration's Sacramento Flight Standards District Office, originated the idea and spread the word on his desire to create an AMT Day centered around the birthday of the first aircraft mechanic Charles Taylor, mechanic for the Wright Brothers. Many were inspired by Dilly's efforts and began their own attempts to lobby their state legislatures to make May 24 officially AMT Day. …

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