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EDITOR'S VIEWPOINT

By Ron Donner, Editor

CELEBRATE
OUR INDUSTRY'S
YOUNG PEOPLE

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HIS IS OUR ANNUAL NEXT GEN 40 UNDER 40 AVIATION PROFESSIONals issue, and a fitting time to encourage all young aviators to reach for
their own 40-year goal. I'm encouraged how this program has gained
in popularity, and this year we had several previous winners nominate other
young aviation maintenance professionals.
Recently back from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, I had the chance to meet up
with some of my long-time aviator friends and we reminisced about aviation
maintenance technician school, or A&P school as we called it back then.
My generation of aviators is retiring at a rapid pace and our 147 schools
can hardly keep up.
I jumped at the chance to spend a day at AirVenture with the young son
of a friend, showing him as many airplanes as I could, and explaining the
workings of airplanes, helicopters, and a few in-process build projects. I hope
young Kyle at least gives aviation some thought when considering career
opportunities and I also hope you, our readers, understand the importance
of introducing young people to our industry.
As a youngster, I had the best person ever to support my interest in aviation
- my father. He was not an aircraft mechanic or a pilot, he just loved aviation.
Today, many youngsters do not have that support person. I encourage you
all to introduce a young person to aviation. Be a mentor, talk to your circle
of young people about aviation. It's a must. We need them!
Last month, I wrote in my column about some
of the personnel changes at Aircraft Maintenance
Technology (AMT ), particularly with the editorial
staff. We are all very proud of long-time editor
Barb Zuehlke and her accomplishments during
a stellar 40-year career at this company. You can
read Barb's goodbyes in the June/July issue of
AMT.
But the decades of memories and accolades
didn't end with cake during a simple office
retirement party. Not at all! Barb was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the
Aerospace Media Dinner on the evening before
the official opening of the Paris Airshow. What a
gratifying way to conclude a 40-year career than to mingle with hundreds
of aviation journalists and friends from around the world at the iconic AĆ©roClub de France. Enjoy your new role of retirement my friend.

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Keep 'em flying safely,
Ron

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
Career Development: Maintaining the Maintenance Labor Pipeline
Commercial/MRO: Never Scrap Your (Composite) Component Again
Cover Story: NextGEN Awards
Product Update
ARSA Insight: The "Good Example" Movement
ATEC Insight: Rise Above the Noise
Advertisers' Index
Editor's Sign-off: I am a Next Gen
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
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