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News from PAMA National Association

The national association of PAMA has distributed an announcement
regarding a new chairman. Click on the link below for the PDF file.

http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/PAMA/GogliaPR-20170419%20v1.pdf

 

Southern California PAMA
Chapter News

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SoCal Aviation Association (SCAA) is Hosting a:

Technical (Avionics & Maintenance)
Human Factors and Safety Seminar


...on March 8th in Long Beach, CA.

This event is geared toward all technical professionals:
technicians, managers, and executives.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jerry Cockrell, Humarist, Aviation Safety, CRM

When: March 8th, 2018

10:00am- 2:00pm (lunch included)


Where: Ross Aviation
3250 Airflite Way
Long Beach, CA 90807

For more details and to register, use this link:
http://scaa.memberlodge.com/event-2778226

www.socalaviation.org


Warmest Regards,
Dan Ramos, SoCal PAMA

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NOTICE :


Hi everyone,

Should anyone know of any 147 assets available to this program,
please contact the email address below.

From: Skip Jones <charlesjones2@suu.edu>
Subject: Starting a new FAR Part 147 A&P School
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:47:31 -0700

I am with the aviation program at Southern Utah University.

We are starting an FAR Part 147 A&P school and we are interested in the possibility of
purchasing a complete Part 147 school and/or any assets we can find for our school.

I appreciate your time.

Skip Jones. Contact: charlesjones2@suu.edu

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Warmest regards from Dan Ramos


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Directions to the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, in Van Nuys, CA
405 freeway (North or South). Exit Roscoe. West on Roscoe (towards Van Nuys Airport).
Left (South) on Woodley. Right on Raymer to the restaurant.
16320 Raymer Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406

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Final Flight - Bill Meyer

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Notification of Final Flight

On July 8, 2016 our friend Bill Meyer passed away. Bill was a Top Notch
Aviation Maintenance Professional that will be missed by all.

Bill worked as the Director of Maintenance for Land Air Sea Leasing. As well, he was team member at
Garret Aviation and Airesearch Aviation during his career.

He was a Member of PAMA National and also served on the PAMA National Board of Directors.
Bill was also a member of the Southern California Chapter of PAMA since its beginning days.

More information is below, posted on August 11th.

Thank You,
Bill Johnston
Vice President
Southern California Chapter of PAMA

Warmest regards,
Dan Ramos

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Remembering Bill Meyer - Download the PDF file for more information

Warmest regards,
Dan Ramos

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For the latest Newsletter, please Read the .PDF file at TOP of PAGE

NOTICE : November 10, 2015 - National B.O.D. Nominations

Dear SoCal PAMA members,

National PAMA has announced a call for nomination for their annual elections. If you are a regular member of National PAMA, you have the opportunity to be considered for any open Board of Directors position.

As a non-profit organization, PAMA relies on the knowledge and support of its members. Serving on the Board of Directors gives members the occasion to directly impact the direction and operations of the only association serving aviation maintenance technicians.

If you are, or may know someone who could be interested in being considered for the slate, please complete the form located at: http://pama.wildapricot.org/page-18125. If you prefer to receive a form you can print and mail please contact the PAMA office at 877-901-5410 or nominations@pama.org.

NOTE: An individual running for a board seat must be nominated by another individual and cannot be self-nominated. Be sure to complete the form and return it by December 7, 2015.

The following positions are open this election cycle:

 

........... Executive Board - 2 Year Term : ...........

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Treasurer

Secretary

Director (4 open positions)

........... Council of Regional Directors - 1 Year Term : ...........

Eastern/New England

Southern

Great Lakes

Alaska

Central

NW Mountain

Southwestern

Western

Information on the responsibilities associated with each position can be read at http://pama.wildapricot.org/Board-Job-Description-and-Responsibilities

If you have questions about serving on PAMA’s Board of Directors, please contact
Christina Davis at 877-901-5410 or nominations@pama.org

Sincerely,

Andrew Willingham

Chair, Nominations Committee

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NEWS - From FAASafety.gov

Maintenance Safety Tip

Notice Number: NOTC4760 - SoCal PAMA Post May 22, 2013




Aging Aircraft in General Aviation Best Practices Part 2: Records Research

 

What is your first step in determining the condition of an aging aircraft? It should be records research! The records will help you determine the degree of inspection necessary, as well as what items may have already been inspected.

Your research will help to identify certain maintenance and usage characteristics of a particular aircraft, as well as expose potential areas of attention pertinent to a model type or class. Inspection and overhaul recommendations contained in older GA aircraft maintenance instructions may not provide adequate guidance regarding aging issues.

Therefore, assessing the quality of maintenance and inspections during an aircraft’s life is important to determine which parts have been replaced, if corrosion was ever a problem, and other maintenance factors that could lead to a concern with aging. If you are going to work on an older aircraft, ask the owner for all available information so you can establish the maintenance history.

Your knowledge and experience will help to reveal if there are voids or missing information. Advise the owner about these discrepancies and offer to assist getting the information. You can compare research from more general model type issues with individual aircraft information to identify similarities and differences. In effect, this helps answer the question: “Does the information I am seeing on this particular aircraft match the history of the aircraft and type, per available records?”

Once collected, the information will help you and the owner establish a baseline to determine what maintenance, repairs, and alterations have been done and how well the aircraft has been cared for. Next month’s Maintenance Safety Tip, Aging Aircraft in General Aviation - Part 3 will highlight “Special Attention Inspections.”

We encourage you to review, as well as share with the aircraft owner, the publication titled

“Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Aging General Aviation Airplanes” which can be found at:

http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/design_approvals/small_airplanes/cos/aging_aircraft/media/aging_aircraft_best_practices.pdf

 

From FAASafety.gov

New Design for Mechanic and Repairman Certificates
Notice Number: NOTC4498


On January 1, 2013, the Airmen Certification branch of the FAA will begin issuing Mechanic and Repairman certificates with a new design on the back of the certificate honoring Charles Taylor.

Since the introduction of the updated airman certificate in 2003, the Mechanic and Repairman community have requested that FAA issue a certificate that represents the contributions of Mr. Charles E. Taylor, who served as the Wright brothers’ mechanic and was credited with building the engine for the 1903 Wright Flyer.

The new design will be printed on all original and replacement airman certificates issued after January 1, 2013, to Mechanics, Repairmen, Repairmen (Experimental Aircraft Builder), and Repairmen (Light Sport Aircraft).

Mechanic and Repairman certificate holders are not required to replace their current plastic certificate.
An airman may, if they wish, obtain the new style Mechanic / Repairman certificate with Mr.Taylor’s
likeness by submitting a $2.00 replacement fee by visiting the Registry’s website
( http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/ ), by mailing a signed replacement request, or by completing an application for an added rating or other change.

Instructions are on the Registry's website.
You can see a picture here:
http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/Charles_taylor/

We appreciate your contribution to aviation safety; have a safe New Year!

Warmest regards, Dan Ramos

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An Important SoCAL Message from the FAA

FAA Safety Team I Safer Skies Through Education


A&P Certificate Replacement
Notice Number: NOTC4449


If you have already replaced your paper A&P certificate, then this message is Not for you.

On the other hand, if your A&P certificate is still printed on paper, please read carefully.
The FAA is under a mandate to replace all paper certificates with plastic certificates.
If you do not replace your paper certificate on or before March 31, 2013,
you will no longer be able to exercise your privileges!

All certificated Airmen, including mechanics, repairmen, pilots, etc., are required to
replace their paper copy with a plastic copy, or they will no longer
be able to exercise the privileges of that certificate.

The best way to get a new replacement certificate is to follow the instructions at http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/certificate_replacement/.

The replacement cost is $2.00, unless you still have your Social Security Number
on your certificate and you ask to have it removed.

Avoid the Rush! Apply today! warmest regards, Dan Ramos

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PAMA Mission Statement

The mission of PAMA is to promote continuous improvement in professionalism
and recognition of the Aviation Maintenance Technician through
communication, education, representation and support.

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SoCal PAMA News

Dan Ramos, Publisher - Gail Erwin, Editor



To contact Dan Ramos - Email socalpama@gmail.com


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