So, if you happen to see your favorite aviation tech today, wish him/or her a wonderful day.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
is a United States day of recognition, observed on May 24, that recognizes the efforts of aviation maintenance professionals as well as the achievements of Charles Edward Taylor
, the man who built the engine used to power the airplane of the Wright Brothers. The date May 24 was selected to honor the birth date of Taylor.
On May 24, 2007, a United States House of Representatives resolution supporting the goals and ideals of a National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day was introduced. Congressman Bob Filner of California was the sponsor of the resolution. On April 30, 2008 the resolution passed by a voice vote.
And it's Memorial Day weekend too.
In the spirit of the holiday let's also be sure to take a moment to remember why we celebrate and give thanks to all our service members that gave all.
Have a safe weekend.