Celebrate AMT Day!

I am writing this blog on Tuesday, May 21. This Friday, May 24 is Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day, the day we celebrate aviation maintenance professionals – the unsung heroes that keep aircraft flying safely.

May 24 was chosen to celebrate AMT day because it is the birthday of Charles E. Taylor who is recognized as the first aircraft mechanic. Taylor worked for the Wright brothers in their bicycle shop. When engine manufacturers turned down the Wright brothers' requests to build an engine for their glider (saying they couldn’t meet the specifications), Taylor said he could do it. He designed and built the engine that powered the Wright Flyer, propelling the Wright brothers into history.

The staff of D.O.M. magazine encourages everyone to share their AMT Day celebrations on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DOMmagazine. Like our facebook page to see updates as others post photos and/or videos of their AMT Day events.

Finally, we encourage you to share AMT Day events with all your Facebook friends. We need to spread the word on who Charles Taylor was. Ask just about anyone in the general public who the Wright brothers were, and they would be able to tell you. Ask anyone who Charles Taylor was and you will probably get a blank stare.

Lets change that! Charles Taylor and all the unsung heroes who have followed in his craft deserve it. You deserve it!

Want to learn more about Charles Taylor? Here is a link to an article D.O.M. magazine columnist Gia did on Taylor:

Thanks for reading,

Joe Escobar

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