National AMT Day is Next Week!
Charles E. Taylor was born on May 24th, 1868. After settling in Ohio he grew into a career as a machinist. Designing, fabricating and repairing the first aircraft engine, he became the first aircraft mechanic.
While working in a bicycle shop Charles used the shops lathe, drill press and grinder to build an aluminum block engine which only weighed 180 pounds and produced 12 horse power. Created in only six weeks, this engine became the historic first aeroplane flown by the Wright Brothers in 1903.
Charles died in 1956 at the age of 88, sharing the date with Orville Wright.
Please remember it this way: "The Wright Brothers made the glider but Charles E. Taylor made the glider an Aeroplane."
And remember to thank your mechanic... You really do count on them more than you sometimes realize!
Look for the full article by PAMA President, Dale Forton, in the next issue of GA News.
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purpose of PAMA, the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, is to
promote a high degree of professionalism among aviation maintenance personnel,
while improving methods, skills, learning, and achievement in the field of
aviation maintenance. In addition to conducting national, state and local
meetings and seminars, PAMA’s ongoing activities include fostering
communications, recognizing excellence and collaborating with governmental and
other organizations to enhance the safety and stature of the maintenance
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