Holiday dinner slated for PAMA chapter

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.

More regulations equal higher repair bills

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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.

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Chapter and verse

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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.

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Win a ride in a T-6 Texan

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.

 

PAMA Scholarships

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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.

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