Today, Banyan honored its maintenance team in recognition of AMT day with a catered lunch and speakers. Dave Valenta, Banyan’s director of maintenance, organized the event to thank the technicians for the work they perform every day.

Don Campion, president of Banyan, spoke about the team’s commitment and said, “Banyan has continued to grow even during the difficult times because our technicians exceed expectations and go above and beyond.”  He mentioned the importance of following systems and procedures which results in saving lives.

A representative from the FAA FASTeam presented the history of AMT day and the significance of Congress recognizing May 24th as AMT Day.

Lou Homsher, Banyan’s maintenance chief inspector read the poem “The Mechanics Creed” written Jerome Lederer and all the technicians enjoyed a great lunch.
Some of the Banyan Maintenance Team

Mechanic’s Creed

UPON MY HONOR I swear that I shall hold in sacred
trust the rights and privileges conferred upon me as a
certified mechanic. Knowing full well that the safety and lives
of others are dependent upon my skill and judgment, I shall
never knowingly subject others to risks which I would not be
willing to assume for myself, or for those dear to me.

IN DISCHARGING this trust, I pledge myself never to
undertake work or approve work which I feel to be beyond
the limits of my knowledge; nor shall I allow any non certificate
superior to persuade me to approve aircraft or equipment
as airworthy against my better judgment; nor shall

I permit my judgment to be influenced by money or other
personal gain; nor shall I pass as airworthy aircraft or equipment
about which I am in doubt, either as a result of direct
inspection or uncertainty regarding the ability of others who
have worked on it to accomplish their work satisfactorily.
I REALIZE the grave responsibility which is mine as a
certified airman, to exercise my judgment on the airworthiness
of aircraft and equipment. I, therefore, pledge unyielding adherence
to these precepts for the advancement of aviation and for
the dignity of my vocation.