Remote Area Medical (RAM) In Need Of Decommisioned Aircraft
Remote Area Medical® (RAM®) conducts a year-round free air ambulance program for villages in the wilderness Interior of Guyana, South America. For much of the year, an airplane (ours is a Cessna 206) is the only transportation into or out of the region we serve which lies along the Brazil border in the southern part of the country.
From Stan Brock, Founder & President of RAM:
"On a recent visit to the program, I encountered Malcolm Chan-a-Sue, a longtime acquaintance who introduced me to a program of his own. He is the CEO of the Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School. There, they train a class of 150 or so underprivileged youth to become aircraft mechanic/engineers. I was impressed with the class, to whom I spoke briefly, because they were eager, all dressed smartly and looking like airline pilots, although that is not their educational track. This effort speaks to me from two perspectives. We have established a RAM Rangers program for the youngsters of the Interior to teach rain forest-saving agricultural methods, animal husbandry, small engine repair, etc., skills that could lead to a viable vocation. Also, as a young pilot, I had the privilege of knowing both Art Williams and Harry Wendt, the pioneers of aviation in Guyana (which was then British Guiana). Mr. Chan-a-Sue asked me to be on the lookout for a jet aircraft, no longer flyable, that his students could take apart the engines and airframe and put back together, not with the idea of its ever flying again but for the learning experience. He realizes that to keep his graduates up to date, they must be able to work on jet engines.
I am spreading the word that we, RAM®, are looking for such an airplane. The plan is to have it donated to Remote Area Medical’s RAM Ranger program, thereby allowing a tax deduction for its appraised value. We will be responsible for disassembling it and shipping it to Guyana for the Engineering School."
If you are able to assist please contact Stan Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org
PAMA Member Mick Arsics Passed Away on May 27
Michael Arsics passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 27, 2015 at the age of 94, at the Clemson Area Retirement Center. Mike led a fascinating life as a pilot and aviation mechanic for more than 50 years, flying all over the world and setting up aviation operations in Liberia, Uganda and Venezuela.
After a career in the Navy and work in South America and Africa he returned to the US in 1981, he established a consulting company, focusing on aircraft avionics installation and repair, pilot and mechanic training and other aviation operations. A frequent contributor to FAA technical knowledge requests, he also worked tirelessly to elevate the status of mechanics to a level of aviation maintenance engineer.
Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.
On Jan. 24 the Aviation Technical Education Council (ATEC) lost a very dear friend with the passing of Ivan Livi at age 94. Ivan was one of the council's founding fathers and provided leadership to our organization for more than fifty years. His passion for guiding aviation and maintenance students was infectious and he loved his role on the Northrop Rice Foundation, which gave him a venue to provide scholarships for young men and women to attend our member institutions.
Ivan laid the foundation for ATEC to grow and develop into what it is today. His life - spanning nine decades - is a testament to what can be achieved through dedication, hard work and a commitment to serving others.
Ivan will be greatly missed.
It is now our duty to honor his legacy through our own dedication to the future of the AMTS community and the students it serves. To this end, ATEC is proud to continue its support for the Ivan D. Livi Educator of the Year Award. Recognizing this year's winner at the annual conference will be a special moment: our chance to commemorate the loss of a great man by celebrating the outstanding achievement of a colleague. I can think of no better tribute.
National Maintenance technician of the Year
National General Aviation Award Winner
FAA Notice Number: NOTC5800
Richard K. Cady II passed away after a year long battle with cancer. Richard was a long time employee of the Limited Brands flight department. Richard served on the Board of Directors for the Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (COPAMA) and a long time member of PAMA. Richard served as a FAASTeam Representative and spoke at COPAMA meetings and the Ohio Aviation Maintenance Sympoisum.
I A Renewal Seminars
Seminar begins promptly at 8:00 AM. Doors open at 7:00 AM. A Complimentary Continental (not airline) Breakfast will be available. Door prizes will be drawn. The program qualifies as Industry Training for the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards.
This program is sponsored by the Teterboro FSDO, and Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (Teterboro Chapter). The seminar will be well worth your time. Where else can you get your IA renewed, learn something, and get fed for free!!
Book your tickets, pack your bags, and plan to be there March 5-7, 2015. Since 1990, Women in Aviation, International, has been connecting, engaging, and inspiring women at all levels of aviation expertise, and 2015 will be no different. The trademark positive energy found at our annual conference is the foundation we’ve built our programming on, creating more opportunities for you to network, learn, and grow during the three days we’re together in Dallas.
Texas has a rich aviation history, and you will have the chance to explore some of that through the exciting tours we have planned with our partners American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and the FAA. We have more than $500,000 in scholarships to award while we’re there, too! The offerings are diverse whether you’re a college student, or well into your career; from managers and dispatchers to pilots, engineers, and mechanics, there’s an opportunity for you. Visit their web sit for all the details and reregistration form.
THE TETERBORO PAMA CHAPTER WILL BE PRESENTING OUR 2014 AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS AT OUR 25th ANNUAL TETERBORO PAMA HOLIDAY SOCIAL JANUARY 16, 2015
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT DAVE SCHUSTER and ED BAILLIF
COMPANY OF YEAR STANDARD AERO
FACILITY OF YEAR FLIGHT SAFETY and FL AVIATION
CARL KRAJEWSKI AWARD DONNIE HOLTZ
Worthington Industries is sad to be saying goodbye to Dan Trump who will retire on February 6th. Congratulations Dan!