Concorde Battery Corporation Opens Registration for 2023 Virtual & In Person Maintenance Training Events
Registration is now available for Concorde Battery Corporation's 2023 Virtual IA Renewal Series and the in-person IA Renewal event at Midlands Technical college in West Columbia, South Carolina. These free aviation maintenance training sessions are available to inspectors, maintenance professionals, pilots, operators, aviation professionals, students and enthusiasts.
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Dutchess Community College - Airframe and Power Plant Instructor
The A&P instructor is a full time faculty position tasked to
support the AMT program at the Dutchess County Airport. The selected
individual will be teaching in the program beginning in August 2021,
but he/she will need to be hired as soon as possible in order to complete
preliminary tasks required for the program
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Please welcome Textron Aviation as our newest SILVER Member!
WAMA receives prestigious award by NBAA for Recognition of Outstanding Excellence by a Local or Regional Group
For the latest recognition of a Local or Regional Group who has shown excellence in 5 named categories, we received multiple nominations for your work in the areas of Advocacy Through Community Outreach and Career / Educational Achievements!
Former WAMA President Brad Bertele passes.
William Bradford Bertele, 56, of Bethany, CT
died at home on February 25, 2023. He passed surrounded by his wife and
loved ones. Brad was the cherished and devoted husband to his best
friend, Melissa Pogwizd Bertele.
He was born on July 2, 1966, the son of
William H. Bertele and the late Mop Prime. Brad proudly served his
country in the United States Army as a helicopter crew chief in the 11th
ACR. He continued to serve his fellow veterans as the Executive
Director and Founder of the organization, Blackhorse 4 Heroes, Inc.,
which provided equine-based therapy to all those in need.
survived by siblings, Amanda Bertele and Theodore (Kim) Bertele and
nephews Max and Sam, many aunts, uncles and cousins, especially Peter
Prime and Mark Sullivan. He will be greatly missed by many, including
his good friend, John Riccio and his young border collie, Berk.
had an extensive and varied career in all aspects of aviation, including
aircraft and helicopter pilot, mechanic and director of maintenance for
many companies. Together with his wife, Melissa they operated
Blackhorse Equestrian Center in Bethany, CT.
His days off from flying
about the world were spent either at the farm driving horses and working
with his sheep or at the airport working on his personal airplane.
Brad's other passions included, riding his motorcycle, cooking,
especially his farm-raised lamb, entertaining friends and family and
always telling a great story. He loved mentoring others on coping with
PTS and encouraging youth to pursue and explore an interest in aviation
and military service.
Credit: AIN magazine
The business aviation community paid tribute to the passing of veteran business aviation marketing, communications, and publishing executive Gilbert Wolin. Called a "stalwart" and a "luminary" by his peers in the industry, Wolin died on Monday September 5 2022, at the age of 71.
“Gil’s passing comes as a great loss for the business aviation community,” National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) president and CEO Ed Bolen said. “He set an example as a friend, a mentor, and an industry champion. Through his words and actions, he made us better.”
His career led him to a publisher’s role at Business & Commercial Aviation, A/C Flyer, and Show News magazines—which were then owned by McGraw-Hill—before he joined TAG Aviation USA as v-p of corporate communications. Wolin ultimately founded his own consultancy in 2009 to assist business aviation service providers and launched Business Aviation Advisor for business jet users.
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Michael K. Moore
Credit: AIN magazine
Long-time business aviation executive Michael K. Moore, 78, died of natural causes at his home in Tucson, Arizona, on July 31, 2022.
He graduated from Columbia University in 1965 and subsequently
attended Naval Aviation Flight Training, earning his U.S. Navy wings in
1966. He flew the P-3 Orion on active duty, as well as during his years
in the Navy Reserves.
After active duty, Moore joined the business aviation industry when
he went to work for FlightSafety International (FSI) at its LaGuardia
headquarters in 1974. He then moved to Wichita, where he managed FSI’s
Learjet Training Center.
Moore later held vice president of sales positions at Executive Air
Fleet, Simuflite, and Learjet. In 2000, he joined TAG Aviation USA as
senior v-p of sales and marketing and managed TAG’s Business Development
group, its aircraft sales department, and oversaw marketing strategies
for the company. An accident in December 2008 caused him to retire
early, but he since remained a passionate advocate for the business
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Bill Zink Sr.
We are saddened to inform you of the passing of our dear brother, Bill Zink Sr.
William "Bill" Zink Sr, of Cornwall NY, passed away on May 11th, 2022.
Zink was an active member of WAMA and best remembered as a long time
employee of the Wayfarer Ketch flight department at Westchester County
We are all saddened at the news and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
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NBAA Call to Action
To all WAMA members, friends and associates...
While we kick off the Fall season, NBAA is working hard to combat the problematic NY State helicopter legislation, Senate Bill S7493A. Last week, NBAA sent a call to action to our NY area members requesting them to contact the Governor in opposition to the bill. Now, in turn, I ask that you share this Call to Action with your members as well.
Here is also the link for the grassroots action center where you can find all of the information.
CALL TO ACTION – CLICK HERE
Here is a quick recap:
NY Helicopter Coalition Letter to Governor
- This bill allows for NY citizens to seek monetary reparations for noise pollution from rotorcraft. It passed through the Senate and the Assembly and currently awaits the Governor’s decision to either sign or veto it.
- NBAA , collectively with other aviation groups, have sent a coalition letter to the Governor strongly opposing that the bill be signed and it is attached for your reference.
- This Call to Action is for the State bill, however there is additional legislation mirroring this bad policy at both the NYC level and the Federal level.
Carolina GSE Recognizes Its Global Expansion with Pilot John International
Carolina GSE, the leading global GSE distributor is pleased to announce the launch of its new brand, Pilot John International. The new brand includes an updated e-commerce website and reflects the company's continued expansion with new products and services into global markets.
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