The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association has an unrecognized strength in its organization that makes it a resource for what’s going on in aircraft maintenance. That strength is our chapter network, which is, of course, made up of our members.
Often I am asked: “What does the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) do?”
The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is holding its 15th Annual DFW Chapter of PAMA Golf Classic on Oct. 6 at Iron Horse Golf Course. The fundraiser directly supports the chapter’s scholarships.
The Houston Chapter of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is selling raffle tickets at the Wings & Wheels event on Sept. 15 at the Hobby Airport 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The drawing will be held that day. First prize is a ride in a North American T-6 Texan. Second place is a Bendix AV8OR Handheld MFD. Call 281-638-7940 or 713-805-1329 before the event for tickets, which are $7 each or five for $25. Tickets will also be on sale at the PAMA booth during the event. Proceeds go toward the scholarships program of the Houston Chapter of PAMA.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has entered into a strategic partnership with RepairAPlane.com, a new website designed to match general aviation aircraft owners with qualified A&P mechanics and certified repair stations throughout the country, including paint, interior and avionics shops.
Last year the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s chapters gave out more than $80,000 in scholarships. These are available to new students looking to get into aviation maintenance as a career and also to existing aviation maintenance professionals looking to advance their careers.
On Aug. 19, 1972, the first annual convention in Pittsburgh, Penna., was held where the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) was established. We are proud to be celebrating 40 years as the only non-profit organization that is an advocate for the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). PAMA promotes professionalism and recognition for AMTs by fostering continuous improvement in aviation safety and through communication, education, representation, and support.
On June 1 the website for the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) went down. On Google it came up as a server issue, so we called the host who maintains our server and backs up our site to a separate server in their company. At least that’s what we paid for.
After several phone calls and some amazing Internet tracking we found our website was not hosted in Vancouver, Canada, but in Los Angeles. We also found that the company that our previous management company had set us up with as a host was no company at all.
I was recently pointed to a little-known document that was constructed by seven well-known individuals in the general aviation industry: The Aviation Maintenance Technicians Model Code of Conduct, which offers recommendations to advance professionalism among aviation maintenance professionals.
How do you want your aircraft maintained? Good enough or airworthy? Your answer should be airworthy of course.
Fortunately I have found that aircraft mechanics do not tolerate good enough — but we do not get to make that final call that sends the aircraft upward into flight.