Photo courtesy of Midcoast Aviation
The AMTs pictured above (from left to right) Brian Bauwens, Tim Kennon and Bill Fields, (Vinnie Venditto not shown), are examples of the true values that constitute the core of what being an Aircraft Maintenance Technician is all about... knowledge, skill & integrity.
On March 28-30, 2006 the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, PAMA, held their "Aviation Maintenance Olympics" at their Annual Symposium and the Aviation Industry Week trade show in Las Vegas, NV. The "Olympics" are a series of events consisting of three-person Technician teams as well as individual competitions in safety wiring, troubleshooting, data research, rigging, electrical connectors, hardware identification and hydraulic line fabrication. Judging is based on safety, quality, accuracy and speed of work undertaken.
First place was taken by Midcoast Aviation AMTs for a third straight year thanks to the talents of Lead Avionics Inspector Tim Kennon, Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chiefs Brian Bauwens and Bill Fields and Coach Vinnie Venditto, who is Midcoast's Avionics Project Administrator. The Midcoast team, "Arch Rivals", competed against teams from Bombardier Aerospace, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Raytheon Aircraft Co., and the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). Mr. Fields also earned top individual honors in the safety wiring competition and was recognized as the "TechnAthlete of the Year" for his overall performance during this annual event.
Thanks to the talents of the "Arch Rival" AMTs Midcoast Aviation has been able to claim first place for three consecutive years in the PAMA "Aviation Maintenance Olympics"! Of the five years the Olympics were held Midcoast Aviation has fielded a skilled team of AMTs and have won "bronze" in 2002, "silver" in 2003 and "gold" in 2004-2006.
The "Arch Rival" team of 2006 for Midcoast Aviation are reasons why Midcoast is a leader in Aircraft Maintenance. The professionalism possessed by all of Midcoast Aviation's AMTs allow their maintenance repertoire to include everything you would expect from a service center for Challenger, Falcon, Global, Gulfstream, Hawker and Learjet aircraft... talent, training, tooling. Midcoast Aviation can perform major testing and inspection capability from Chapter 5 requirements to routine inspections, unscheduled maintenance, and complex structural repair.
Thanks to the experience and professionalism of the Midcoast Aviation AMTs they not only take the "Gold" but are also the true "Faces Behind Safety"!
To enter and compete in PAMA's Annual "Aviation Maintenance Olympics" visit their web site at WWW.PAMA.ORG.