PAMA Announces Second Regional Olympics Competition

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) announced its second regional PAMA Aviation Maintenance Olympics competition. Individual and team competitions will be held during the Westchester Aviation Career Fair, to be held May 19-20, 2005 in White Plains, NY. PAMA brings this world-class event to New York at the invitation of the local Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association (WAMA).

"The Aviation Maintenance Olympics is a forum to demonstrate the high degree of technical skill and professionalism that maintenance technicians apply at work every day," said Tom Yanus, PAMO chair and program manager, Charles Taylor Department of Aviation Maintenance Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. "The competitors are at the top of their game and truly represent the best of our industry."

Olympians will compete in three events: safety wire, hardware identification, and hydraulic line fabrication. Prizes for the top performers will be provided by Snap-on.

Information about registering as a team or individual competitor, as well as rules and details about the Olympic events are available on the PAMA web site at

The first regional Olympic event was held at the Great Lakes International Aviation Conference in Lansing, MI in January.