Steven F. Udvar - Hazy Center

On Friday August 11th, 2006 through the generous donations of the members and supporters of  the AMTA a bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor was donated to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar - Hazy Center. This event has enabled the AMTA to bring further awareness of the contributions to aviation that "Charlie" made. It also provides further education to the public about the many men and women that have followed the footsteps Charles E. Taylor took. Through this event the AMTA, with the generous financial donations made by AMTA Members and supporters, the AMT craft & profession has taken a further step in being recognized by the public. This event was highlighted by our Guest Speakers The Honorable John Goglia, Giacinta Bradley Koontz, aviation historian and author, and Mr. Richard Dilbeck who was the person responsible for having the FIRST AMT Day Resolution to be passed in California. The following pictures were taken the night of this special.

Dr. Tom Crouch, Senior Curator Aeronautics, giving the opening comments for the evening's event.

The AMTA's Director, Kenneth MacTiernan, giving his opening speech thanking those who made the evenings event a reality through their generosity.

The AMTA's first Guest Speaker, The Honoarable John Goglia, giving his heart felt speech on Charles E. Taylor and today's AMTs.

Mr. Richard Dilbeck giving his colorful PowerPoint presentation.

The lovely Giacinta Bradley Koontz during her speech on Charles E. Taylor.

The AMTA wishes to thank Dr. Tom Crouch, Linda Hicks and Kate Gemmell for their patience and support in helping the AMTA put together a memorable event. The AMTA wishes to also thank the following people and organizations for their generous donations which enabled the AMTA to purchase the bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor.

The Charles Taylor Family

The Aviation Maintenance Career Committee

Transport Workers Union: Air Transport Division

Mr. O.V. Delle-Femine: AMFA National Director

Mr. Mark Taylor

Mr. Mark Jackson

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association

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