Welcome to the Central Ohio PAMA Chapter!
A Decade of Service and counting!
April 9, 2013
Topic: Paint and Corrosion Control
Alan Monk, Airframe Service Sales
March 13 - 14 2013
Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium
C.S.C.C. Aviation Maintenance Facility
March 16, 2013
District 7 Science Day
C.S.C.C. Main Campus
February 12, 2013
Richard Cady : FAASTeam
Topic: Oxygen System Maintenance
2387 International Gateway
Port Columbus International Airport
Social Gathering 5:30
Tuesday January 8th
Topic: "Aircraft Deicing Training"
2012 Aviation Holiday Dinner
Held Tuesday, December 11th
Villa Milano Restaurant
Schrock Road, Columbus, Ohio
Meetings and Events!
Don't forget to celebrate National AMT Day!
Friday, May 24th is National Aviation Maintenance Technicians Day! Take a bow as we observe the anniversary of Charles Taylor's birthday to acknowledge AMT's and their contributions to safety in the aviation industry!
May Meeting Moved to Wed Sept 15th at Spirit Avionics!
Without a committed presentation for our normal meeting night, the COPAMA Board decided to move the meeting to Wednesday the 15th and join the Garmin Avionics "ADS-B" presentation at Spirit Avionics on the south perimeter of Port Columbus airport off 5th Ave. This was an already established FAASTeam event and of interest to our membership. The event started at 7:00 p.m. and ran until about 9:00.
The night included a presentation by Jim Schroeder on Youth Aviation Adventures and their organization that introduces youth to the aviation industry. Proceeds from a raffle held at the end of the meeting went to support YAA.
Darlene Ford, President of EAA Chapter 9 announced a presentation titled "The History of Aviation from Kites to the Space Age." to be held May 22nd at the McConnell Arts Center near downtown Worthington. Tom Crouch, a Senior Curator at the Aeronautics National Air and Space Museum will be the speaker. She also announced the return of the Ford Tri-Motor to OSU Airport for tours and rides July 11th to the 14th. The visiting aircraft is from the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Michael Kerrigan of Garmin gave an overview of the ADS-B mandate and the benefits to the general aviation community. He presented the many equipment offerings from Garmin to meet those 2020 mandates and possible upgrade solutions for those who already have their equipment installed. Garmin also has many resources on their website for those looking for information about ADS-B.
We want to thank Spirit Avionics and Garmin for allowing us to attend their event and Adam Van Lente of Spirit who was in charge of registration.
This will conclude our spring meeting agenda with our next scheduled event being the Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing on September 6th at Willow Run. Sponsor and Player forms are already posted on the COAGO 2013 webpage and there's a flyer you may download to help promote the event. Please visit the website as we post events and things of interest over the summer! See you again this fall!
2013 Summer Tuition Fund, needs your support!
When all the State of Ohio Colleges and Universities changed from quarters to semesters, some AMT Students at Columbus State Community College were left without means of funding for their 2013 summer classes. We've received several requests for tuition grants to help them through this financial dilemma.
With all the financial and tax unknowns that loom at this time over Washington D.C., we decided to create a special fund to help them as much as we can. You may make donations by check, payable to "COPAMA" with Summer Tuition Fund entered in the memo line. Send checks to COPAMA, PO Box 340494, Columbus, Ohio, 43234.
We have also set up the PayPal donation button below, so you may contribute whatever amount you wish to give. This may be used by Individuals and Corporate Sponsors. Corporations who give a donation of $100.00 or more will be added to our Corporate Sponsor page with a link to their website.
We'd like to thank Colin Campbell and Jet Charters.com for leading off as our first sponsor of the 2013 Tuition Fund.
Come join us with your contributions to this worthy cause! The full amount of your donations may be tax deductable. Please consult your tax advisor when filling out your 2013 tax return.
2013 Summer Tuition Fund
COPAMA is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. TIN# 43-2013111.
April 9th - Duncan Aviation - Paint and Corrosion Control
Although warm weather prevailed on the day of our meeting, we had a good turnout of technicians for the evening's program. Gene Sprang introduced Jim Schroeder, Development Coordinator for Youth Aviation Adventures who gave an overview of their successful program to introduce youth interested in aviation to the industry. The group started in 1997 with just a few boy scouts working on merit badges and now has groups spread over the United States. Gene presented Jim with a check for $1,000.00 as COPAMA continues their support of YAA and the youth it serves. Their next local event is May 4th at OSU airport.
Next, Alan Monk, Senior Airframe Service Sales Rep from Duncan Aviation gave an informative presentation on "Paint and Corrosion Control". He began with showing the steps prior to the aircraft entering the paint booth, including paint scheme design, color selection and detail list of items to be included in the workscope. He outlined the differences between the process to paint with the old 2 part epoxy paint and the newer high solids products now being used on aircraft.
His slides showed the many steps of the labor intensive process to prepare and paint an aircraft. Those steps include paint removal and corrosion repair before the final steps of priming, painting, striping and returning the aircraft to service including control surface balancing and optional weighing of the aircraft. This final step is critical to some long range aircraft such as the Falcon 7X, where Duncan determined that the paint adds about 152 lbs to the aircraft weight.
Corrosion detection and repair finished out Alan's presentation with examples of various corrosion found on aircraft. The extent of the damage needs to be documented for engineering repair requests from the various manufacturers. We want to thank Alan, Bill Otte and all at Duncan Aviation for their part in our meeting and invite you to click here to visit their website that features a time-laps video of the paint process on a G-5 aircraft.
Next month's meeting topic is yet to be determined but we'll see you again in Lane Aviation's Media room on Tuesday, May 14th. Our many thanks to Lane and their staff for the use of their facility for our monthly meetings. See you next month!
This years Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing Sponsor and Player forms are available to sign up for COAGO 2013. Over the last two years, we've filled the course so please consider signing up soon and be a part of this year's fun event!
March 13-14 * Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium
The 22nd Annual Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium took the place of our normal monthly meeting and was held at Columbus State's Aviation Maintenance Facility at Bolton Field. Attendance was slightly down from last year but approximately 415 Aviation Technicians and students received training. The students at CSCC were on spring break that may explain the change in attendance.
This year's vendor count was up with 39 vendor displays and 25 speakers. We want to thank all the vendors that provided items for the door and raffle prizes. This year's Raffle total from both days was $700.00 for the COPAMA Scholarship fund.
Many thanks to everyone who stopped by the COPAMA booth and the volunteers who greeted the attendees. You may have noticed that Shirley Graves was unable to attend this years event due to ankle surgery and a Birthday/Get Well card was signed by visitors to the booth to forward to her. We hope she's feeling well and back on her feet soon. Her husband and our long time friend and member, Ralph was in attendance on the first day and was in charge of delivering the card to her.
We want to acknowledge Inspector Mark Harden, our FAASTeam Program manager for setting up the speaker agenda for the symposium and the FAA inspectors from the Cincinnati and Columbus FSDOs for being an important part of the event.
Inspector Harden also presented Columbus State's Aviation Maintenance Technology with the Gold Award for a 2012 Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) Program. The Gold AMT Awards are given by the FAA for colleges that have 50 percent of employees who earn the AMT Award. See you next year!
District Science Day, Saturday March 16th featured warm spring-like weather as we arrived Columbus State's main campus. This years judges included Gene Sprang, Earl Redmond and Lowell Dowler to review the aviation related projects of the hundreds of student projects there for the district competition.
The three projects chosen for the COPAMA Sponsored Award are....
First Place: Rockets!
Second Place: Rubber Band Powered Helicopters
Canal Winchester MS
Third Place: The Effect of the Shape of the Parachute on the Time It Takes to Fall
St. Paul ES
Honorable Mention: Which Fabric Works Best for a Parachute?
St. Cecilia ES
COPAMA gives 3 monetary awards for $100, $75 and $50 to first, second and third place winners. We're happy to be a part of this competition of Central Ohio students that may be at the start of careers in aviation.
We want to thank all the students we interviewed for competing in this year's District Science Day and encourage them to continue their interest in science and aviation. Click Here for more information about the event.
NASA Education website provides additional resources for all age groups who are interested in Science, Aviation and Space. Just click on the pull down menus at the upper left corner of the page.
During judging at the Science Day we see some confusion on aerodynamic principles such as Bernoulli's Principle and how it applies to lift created by a wing. Click here to go to NASA's page dedicated to the subject and a downloadable wind tunnel application for your own experimentation.
February meeting topic: Oxygen System Maintenance
Our February 12th meeting was held in Lane Aviation's Media Room, and feature a presentation on Oxygen System Maintenance by Richard Cady of Limited Brands and local FAASTeam member. The weather was unusually warm for February but we still had a medium turnout for dinner and the presentation immediately after.
Rich started his presentation with a base review of oxygen and it's natural occurrence as 21% of our atmosphere at sea level. He showed several photos of airliners that had been subjected to oxygen fires that ranges from severe damage and bottle explosions to complete destruction of the airframes with loss of life.
He reminded us that fire needs three things to occur symbolized by a triangle of oxygen, fuel and heat. Take away any one of the three and a fire may be prevented. He then focused on proper maintenance procedures with cleanliness of tools and work area being very important. One of his slides showed a construction worker who had tried to fix an oxygen line leak in a torch regulator and the fire from contaminated hands had caused 3rd degree burns.
With Rich's background with a Boeing Business Jet, he offered two videos, one from Boeing on aircraft oxygen servicing and the other from Southwest Airlines on the proper packing of O2 masks in a Passenger Service Panel.
We want to thank Rich for his topic and for bringing to light the importance of proper Oxygen System operation for the safety of passengers and crewmembers of high flying aircraft and maintenance technicians here on the ground.
What's on FAA TV?
Did you know that there is a host of aviation videos about safety, trending news items, training, NextGen and administration policy, right at your fingertips at http://www.faa.gov/tv/ ? Links on the main page allow you to share the content via your favorite media platform, or you can download the videos as an MP4 for future use.
January 8th meeting featured Deicing Training
Our January meeting was held in Lane Aviation's Media Room, and featured a presentation on Aircraft Deicing by Mr. Walter Randa, President of Leading Edge Deicing Specialists, a provider of onsite training.
The presentation included slides and video segments that discussed ice related accidents, types of deicing and anti-icing fluids, safety issues and application procedures. Walter was in town to conduct two days of training at the Lane Aviation facility for Corporate Operators and line service personnel.
These training sessions are normally 4 and 8 hour courses that may include actual application of fluids to inflatable aircraft, preventing possible damage to a real aircraft during a training scenario. We'd like to thank Walter for his willingness to give us an overview of his training program and Limited Brands for bringing him in to conduct their training.
Information about Leading Edge may be found at their website which includes updates on their future training opportunities and the addition of on-line training coming later this year.
The evening ended with the drawing of a 50/50 raffle won by Dennis Curtin. We want to thank him for donating his portion of the proceeds back to the COPAMA Scholarship Fund.
COPAMA is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. TIN# 43-2013111.
Please click on the link above to see what was on the COPAMA calendar for 2012.
- Monthly Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the following months.
January, February, April, May, October and November.
Pre-meeting gathering at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00, Presentation after dinner.
- The Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium is our March meeting.
- The Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing (COAGO) is our September meeting.
- The Holiday Dinner is our December meeting.
Regular Meetings held in Lane Aviation's Media Room.
Lane Aviation's Port Columbus facility at 4387 International Gateway, Columbus, Ohio 43219 is the location of our 6 monthly meetings. We meet in their Media Room on the second floor.
Thank you Lane Aviation and Staff!
We wish to thank Lane Aviation and their staff for the use of their facility and their continued support.
Features of the COPAMA website!!!
This site was generated from a latest generation template providing compatibility with the main web browsers of today and mobile devices. It features "Flash" type animation and the ability to detect those devices that cannot render "Flash" and provide an alternate means to display those same graphics.
Menus help you navigate through the site and the left border of the page provides a direct link to our Next Event, Current News and Last Event information. Back ground music is available with the new site and features 12 different tunes that loop. If you don't care to listen, just mute your sound system for an easy solution. Give us some feedback and let us know what you like or dislike! Page width and font size are controllable by you regardless of which browser or mobile device you use.
If you're a fan of Facebook or Twitter, we've set up groups on both social networks. We're hoping it will provide a local forum for members and give us another tool to communicate with the group. The links to both are at the top right of this page. Jeff Gruber has volunteered to be our first administrator of the two forums and if they become popular, we may need the help of our younger members to help monitor them for us.
Let us know what features you like and if you have any problems viewing the site. Welcome to the new COPAMA Website!
COPAMA, is a Non-profit Membership Organization designed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, concepts and techniques through communication, education, representation and support related to the Aviation industry.
Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium, March 13 & 14, 2013 at CSCC AMT Facility.
The Aviation Maintenance Technology facility of Columbus State Community College will again be the site for next year's Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium. Vendors and attendees may find sign up forms and information about the CSCC facility by clicking on the link or logo above.
The Symposium features Vendor display booths and FAA Approved presentations that qualified for renewal of Inspection Authorization certificates. The Columbus and Cincinnati Flight Standards District Offices have staff on site to provide renewal information and presentations throughout the two days of the symposium.
We at COPAMA were happy to co-host the event with CSCC and hope you'll drop by our booth while attending the event. The symposium website also has photos to view from previous year's events and review lasts years results.
AirSatOne announces 2013 Air Time Price Guide on their website
Jo Kremsreiter, President of AirSatOne, has notified us that their 2013 Air-Time Price Guide is now available on their website. We've posted this information for our members and visitors who may need such data for their 2013 budgeting process. Thanks, Jo, for this link submission!
Pete Bricker, a local Airframe and Powerplant technician, has changed his hobby of model rocketry into a training opportunity for students in Central Ohio. His classes range from beginner rubber-band launched rockets to large Level 1 and Level 2 Certification.
If you or your child have an interest in Model Rocketry as an individual or group event, check out the schools website by clicking on the link above.
Pete works for one of the regional airlines at Port Columbus and is the husband of Donna Bricker who was a long term board member and past treasurer of COPAMA.
This page was last updated on 05/20/13.