PAMA, in coordination with generous industry partners, has made available three new opportunities for current and future aviation maintenance professionals.
Award winners will be announced at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition awards ceremony, taking place in conjunction with MRO Americas in Atlanta on April 11, 2019.
Future AMT Professional Award, provided by PistonPower™ by AEPC™ (AeroEngine Protection Corp.)
This $1,000 award is provided to current or recent aviation maintenance students. Monetary Awards may be used towards the purchase of tools, tuition or other education-related expenses.
Aviation Mechanic Student Award, provided by JSfirm.com
This $1,500 award is provided to current or recent aviation maintenance students. Monetary Awards may be used towards the purchase of tools, tuition or other education-related expenses.
Recreational Pilot Certification, provided by Sporty’s Foundation
One award in the amount of $5,000 may be used to obtain a recreational or sport pilot certificate. Funds will be disbursed directly to the flight school.
For more information on supporting the maintenance professional awards and scholarships, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact PAMA scholarship chair Ron Zilberbrand.
The SoCal chapter provides scholarships to southern California residents currently enrolled in an A&P program, or seeking inspection authorization.
Applications are due April 1, awards will be announced in June.
For more information and to apply, visit www.socalpama.org/scholarships/.
PAMA has joined industry allies urging the president and congressional leaders to end the U.S. government shutdown.
In its plea, the coalition highlighted the negative impacts created by personnel furloughs, including the degradation of moral for FAA personnel, the halting of certification and regulatory reform activities, hinderance and delays for mechanic testing, and stalls in workforce personnel training.
"This partial shutdown has already inflicted real damage to our nation’s aviation system and the impacts will only worsen over time,'' the letter says. "We urge you to act quickly to resolve these issues.''
Of the nearly 45,000 FAA personnel, roughly two thirds are currently working without pay, nearly all of those in air traffic control.
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