I truly enjoy the PAMA Olympics. This year was no exception. There were six great teams competing for the championship and the prestigious traveling trophy. This year's competitors were AWAM, Bombardier, JetBlue, Midcoast Aviation, Raytheon and Southwest Airlines. As in the past, it was another close final round. Returning champions Midcoast Aviation and Bombardier were competing in front of a packed crowd in the Olympic arena. The competition was neck and neck, with Bombardier finishing seconds before Midcoast. It looked like the reining champs would be dethroned. But after all stages were judged and penalties added up, it was Midcoast that came out on top by 20 seconds.
I would like to congratulate all the competitors in this year's competition. It takes guts to step foot in the maintenance arena and take part in the competition. All the teams have shown their professionalism by taking part in the PAMA Olympics. But alas, only one team could walk away with the trophy and claim that they are the best of the best. This year, that bragging right once again goes to Midcoast Aviation.
For all those who weren't in the competition, I challenge you to put together a team for next year’s competition. It's a chance to prove you are the best of the best and win some great prizes. In addition, attending Aviation Industry Expo gives you the opportunity to see the latest products and services available to aircraft maintenance professionals and network with your peers.
See you in Orlando next year!
Thanks for reading.