I would like to elaborate on a post I wrote for the blog a couple of years ago titled “Forget Me Not…” It was about recognizing Aircraft Maintenance Technicians during the month of May, in honor of the first aircraft mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, who was the mechanic for the Wright Brothers. Taylor was born May 24, 1868, and we would like to make May 24th a National Holiday.
On Friday, May 8th, Southwest Airlines showed it’s appreciation for our Maintenance and Engineering Department when a 737-700 (N289CT) honoring Charles E. Taylor was added to our fleet.
The Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association (AMTA) is a strong supporter of keeping the legacy of Charles E. Taylor alive. He’s an Aviation Pioneer that should not be forgotten, and he should be in the hearts and minds of not just us Aircraft Mechanics but people around the world.
Be sure and listen to Steve's Red Belly Radio (bottom right of the home page) post about the event.