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Serving The United States Army’s Primary Rotary Wing Flight Training At Ft. Rucker Alabama Since 1955 With Dedication To Safety And Professionalism That Is “Above The Best”.  We Have Accumulated Over 11 Million Safe Flight Hours, With Various Companies, Without A Maintenance Related Accident, Making Ft. Rucker “The Safest Place On Earth To Fly”.  Our Local Represents Workers On 11 Separate Contracts, With 7 Different Companies, With More Than 5,000 Members. We, At IAM&AW Local Lodge 2003, Are Proud To Be A Part Of District 75, The Aerospace Department, The Southern Territory and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

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The Aircraft Mechanic’s Creed

Aircraft Mechanics Creed

Upon my honor I swear that I shall hold in sacred trust the rights and privileges conferred upon me as a certified aircraft 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 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-certificated 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 satisfactory. 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.

Author – Jerome F. “Jerry” Lederer