The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is now taking requests to speak at the National Aviation Maintenance Symposium, slated for Nov. 21-22.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s Columbus, Ohio, Chapter is holding its 2012 Holiday Dinner Dec. 11 at the Villa Milano Restaurant in Columbus. This is always a terrific annual event. The meeting agenda will include the election of officers that were selected at the October meeting for the 2012-2013 COPAMA Board. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with supper at 6 p.m. This event allows all to enjoy good food, a light non-technical aviation presentation, and a night of fun and prizes. Regardless of where you’re from or what your beliefs, we share the bonds of peace and joy the holidays bring.
The FAA has once again introduced its new rating system for repair stations, which was dropped in 2001.
A major part that will affect general aviation is the potential that the rewrite will require certification of the repair station to be model specific. An example would be the Cessna or Piper product line, I.e, 170, 172, 150, 152, 210, PA140, PA46, PA31, and J-3, to name a very small fraction of the specific models. A repair station would need to acquire a rating based on each model. A small repair station, which has been a Piper or Cessna Service Center, would need to acquire more than 300 of these new certifications.
Planning is underway for the First State Chapter–PAMA Maintenance Symposium on Feb. 9, 2013, at the Deerfield Country Club in Newark, Delaware.
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.
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.
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.