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Charles E. Taylor – The 1st AMT

On May 24th, the United States celebrates National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. This may not seem all that exciting, and might appear completely unrelated to Charles Edward Taylor, but both are misconceptions. See, this unique day of remembrance isn’t just special for aviation – it is important for all inventors, mechanics, engineers, and historians. Furthermore, it’s Charlie‘s birthday! You’re probably asking who Charles

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Phoebe Omlie – The 1st Female AMT

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day is celebrated on May 24th, which is the birthday of the man who invented the first aircraft engine, Charles E. Taylor). In honor of this day, I wanted to recognize an amazing woman – Phoebe Jane Fairgrave Omlie (November 21, 1902 – July 17, 1975).  She is someone to be celebrated and remembered not simply because she is the first female

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Amelia Earhart Day

Most people know that Amelia Earhart was a famous aviator, but they are not award that she was also a bestselling author. We celebrate the National Amelia Earhart Day on her birthday – July 24th, 1897. We do so because of the amazing accomplishments she achieved (as listed by Newsweek): The first woman to fly solo above 14,000 feet The first woman to fly

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Did You Know – Phoebe Omlie

 The First Female To Receive An Aircraft Mechanic’s License #DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com   Aviation Maintenance Technician Day is celebrated on May 24th each year.  This is because it’s Charles E. Taylor‘s birthday, and he invented the first aircraft engine, effectively making him the first aircraft mechanic.  This, of course, brings us to Phoebe Jane Fairgrave Omlie, who happens to be the first

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Happy Birthday USAF – September 18, 1947

 PROUD TO BE AN AIRMAN IMAGE SOURCE I am not a political person, but I am a patriot because I believe in freedom and diversity.  I believe in service to my country, community, and family.  However, there are many ways for people to serve, and, for me, it was by enlisting in the United States Air Force. There isn’t anything

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Did You Know – JERRIE MOCK

 First Woman To Fly Solo Around The World – 1964 #DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com Geraldine ‘Jerrie’ Mock was from Ohio.  She not only became the first woman to fly solo around the world (for which she was presented the FAA’s Exceptional Service Decoration by President Lyndon B. Johnson), but she’s also one of the first female aeronautical engineering students

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