COPAMA News and Information

Here are links and articles to Central Ohio Aviation news.

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Our Next Event:

Tuesday, October 11
MMS Aviation
Mr. Dwight Jarboe
Lane Aviation
2487 International Gateway,
Columbus, Ohio 43215
5:30 Social Gathering
6:00 Dinner

Coming up on the Calendar

Tuesday, November ?
Date pending decision on Election Day
"FAA Enforcement Policy"
Inspectors Mark Harden and Kevin Tyree.
(Note: one week earlier due to Election Day Nov 8th)

2016 Holiday Dinner
Tuesday December 13th
5:30 Social Hour followed by Dinner
Speaker: Mr. Bill Albers
Champaign Aviation Museum

Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center
1630 Schrock Road,
Columbus Ohio 43229

Email Address Book Update

You may have noticed our email Newsletters going out in HTML format. This allows us to replicate what's on the website for your review. If you would prefer to receive that information in TEXT format, please reply with "Text Only" in the Subject line and we'll send your messages in that way.

Our last group email was sent out in February. Did you get it? If not, the email address we have for you is probably outdated. Send an email to and we'll get you back on the list!


Current News:

Job Posting 04/12/2016
Aerospace QRD
Liaison/Aerospace Engineer
in Lincoln NE Area
Junior Aerospace Engineer
in Dallas TX Area

Visit our On The Web page

This is a collection of aviation related videos and web links for your enjoyment.

Recent Events

Friday, September 9th
Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing
Kyber Run Golf Course

May 10th , Lane Aviation
FreeFlight Systems
Ashley Kelley
"What is ADS-B?"

April 12, Lane Aviation
GE Honda Aero Engines
Mr. Steve Shaknaitis
"The Introduction of the HF120 Engine"

2016 Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium
CSCC Conference Center
Thursday, March 17th

February 9th Meeting
FAA Inspector John Welsh
Topic: "UAS : Unmanned Aircraft Systems"

January 12th Meeting
Port Columbus ATC
Mr. David Neef, ATCT Operations Manager
Topic - CMH Airspace Review

Tuesday, December 1st
2015 Holiday Dinner
Villa Milano Conference Center

Columbus Historical Society
"Original Terminal and Hangar One Restoration Project"

November 10th Meeting
Inspector Mark Harden - FAASTeam
"FY 2014-15 Accidents/Incidents of CMH District"

October 13th Meeting
Mr. Bob Maroldy
"Maintenance Tracking Made Easy"

May 24th

National AMT Day.

A day to appreciate those who keep aircraft safe to fly!

Job Postings

COPAMA Careers Page.

OSU Airport Aviation Maintenance Manager opening. Posted August 1st.

New Regional Sales Manager position for Constant Aviation posted on Career Page, July 6, 2011.

New Independent Aviation Sales Rep position posted on Career Page, June 23, 2011

Special Links

On the web this week.

Here are some web links to check out. Have a great link to an aviation related site or subject? Send it in and we'll post it here!

Got Plastic?

Plastic FAA Airmen Certificates!

Maintenance Technicians are required to replace their paper airmen certificates with the new plastic version by March 31st, 2013. Click on the link above for more information about them.


Magazines and Reference sites

We've listed a few links to Aviation Magazines and Information along with some FAA points of interest.

Central Ohio Aviation News!

CSCC Announces FAA Airman Knowledge Testing Center.

Columbus State Community College's Testing and Talent Assessment Center would like to announce that they are a FAA Airman Knowledge Testing Center (FAA LAS#43201) through PSI/Lasergrade offering most of the written testing for FAA Airman Knowledge Tests. (At this time they are unable to test for the Inspection Authorization).

To schedule a test please contact PSI/Lasergrade at or 800-211-2754. CSCC Testing and Talent Center at 614-287-5750 or

The Testing and Talent Center is located on the second floor of the Workforce Development WD223)Building, 315 Cleveland Ave., Columbus OH 43215

Local A&P sets up Columbus Model Rocketry School.

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

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Be a Content Contributor!

Our members work and many airports in the Central Ohio area and may be interested in some event happening at your airport. This information might include visiting vintage aircraft or dignitaries, fly-ins, airshows, etc. 

If you know of some upcoming event or special interest item at your airport, pass us an email including some base information and we'll post it here for other members to view. 


This page was last updated on 01/16/16.