Upcoming Events

2018 Events- Registration

Mon, July 16, 2018 10:00 AM • Richter Park Golf Course, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811
Mon, July 16, 2018 10:00 AM • Richter Park Golf Course, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811



Mark your calendars!

Monday July 16th 2018
(Rain Date: TBD)

WAMA 58th Annual Golf Outing

Monday July 16th
Richter Park Golf Course
100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury CT

Golf info page will provide event
info, golfer information and sponsorship opportunities.
Visit often for updates!

Registration is now OPEN!

Dinner Meeting

2018 Dinner Meetings


Now taking sponsorship reservations for 2019.  

Jan 11:  No Meeting

Feb 15:  

March 8 : 

April 12: 

May 10: 

June 20: (The night before NBAA Reg Forum HPN)

July 16:  Golf Outing

Aug: Off (Golf Outing rain date Aug )

Sept 13: 

Oct 11: 

Nov 8:

Dec 13: 

To inquire about sponsoring one of our dinner meetings, Please contact us:

Email: admin@wamahpn.org

2019 Dinner Meetings


January - PAMA Holiday Social

February - Ski Trip, I/A Renewal

March 14th - OPEN

April 11th- Gulfstream -Joint WAMA/PAMA

May 9th- OPEN.

June 13th - OPEN

July 15th- 59th Annual Golf Outing

Aug 10th- No Meeting

Sept 12th- OPEN

Oct 10th-   OPEN

Nov 14th-

Dec 12th-Dassault Falcon Jet

Dinner Sponsors

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Email: admin@wamahpn.org


WAMA News submissions

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GLOBALJET Services Sadly Announces the Passing of Aviation Leader, Mr. John Rahilly

Sept 8 1949-May 24 2018

By JD McHenry
John was a legend in the aviation industry. He has been a friend of mine whom I’ve always admired and respected for over 33 years.  We became even closer, gaining a great appreciation and respect for one another during the last 8 years we were together at GLOBALJET.  I never considered John an employee or just a friend.  He was a part of my family!

Read full story and obituary

"John was a first class act and an exceptional human being with a wonderful sense of humor who always encouraged, led, and developed his team to be the best they could possibly be and stood up for them when they needed it. Best wishes on your journey through the universe, John."

John Bullen
Dassault Aircraft Services (Retired)

Million Air HPN

Million Air unveils new hangar at Westchester County Airport

May 2 2018

Million Air unveiled on Wednesday its new 52,000-square-foot hangar, the first phase of the renovation and expansion of its corporate aviation complex at Westchester County Airport.

“Our job at Million Air is to really drive that first impression of Westchester,” said Million Air CEO Roger Woolsey. “Our job is to just make sure that we greet the market makers of this community in a great way.”


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Spotlight Submissions

We invite you to submit your favorite or interesting story of a WAMA member, flight department or some historical aspect related to Westchester County Airport or surrounding community.  Articles, stories and photos are encouraged.

Spotlight Page

Please send submissions to: membership@wamahpn.org

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Gary F. Potts

Gary F. Potts ObituaryGary Francis Potts, 68, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Pittsfield, MA to the late Harold F. and Dorothy F. (Anderson) Potts. Gary was a graduate of East Coast Aero Tech. He worked in aviation since the age of 15, and soloed on his 16th birthday. Gary was a commercial pilot, with single engine, multi engine and instrument ratings. He was the founder of AirFlyte Inc. and was the CEO for over 25 years.

Read Obituary

Meet our newest connection

The Aerospace Maintenance Council, a non-profit organization, promotes and supports the aerospace maintenance community. The council’s flagstone event, the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC), recognizes and celebrates the aviation maintenance technician, and raises awareness of the knowledge and skill required to maintain safe, airworthy aircraft, worldwide. The competition is held annually in conjunction with Aviation Week’s MRO Americas

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Rockwell Collins introduces the ARINCDirect cabin usage app

Managing data usage can be a challenge on an aircraft, especially when the number of personal electronic devices brought on board is ever increasing. Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect cabin usage app takes the headache out of knowing how your cabin data is being utilized. Read More


WAMA-In the News!

NBAA writer Patricia Coates writes about NBAA's regional support groups in the tri-sate area and names WAMA as a firm supporter.  Read the full article in  the Sept/Oct edition of the NBAA INSIDER magazine

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EBACE2018 to be Dedicated to the Legacy of Aviation Leader Serge Dassault

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Geneva, Switzerland May 28, 2018 – European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) Chairman Juergen Wiese joined today with National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen in honoring the life and legacy of Dassault Group chairman emeritus and business aviation leader Serge Dassault, who passed away on May 28 at age 93.

Bolen and Wiese further announced that the 2018 edition of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018), taking place this week in Geneva, will be dedicated to Dassault’s memory.

“Serge Dassault was a giant and a legend who not only influenced aviation, but also commerce and politics in France and throughout Europe,” Wiese stated. “We are honored to dedicate EBACE2018 to this extraordinary industry figure.”

Bolen agreed, adding: “Under Serge’s guidance and inspiration, Dassault Aviation rose to become a global leader in business aviation, military applications and technological advancements. Without question, he will long be remembered as a diplomat, statesman, innovator and leader, not just within the industry, but among all those who have been influenced by his leadership.”

Dassault was named chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation shortly after the passing of his father, company founder Marcel Dassault, in 1986. He was later named chairman emeritus in 2000.

In 2009, Dassault received NBAA’s Meritorious Service to Aviation Award for his contributions to business aviation, including his support for Dassault’s work in computer-aided aircraft design. The award, NBAA’s most prestigious honor, recognizes individuals who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, have made significant identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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Portrait of Serge DassaultPortrait of Serge Dassault

Dassault Aviation pays tribute to Serge Dassault

(Saint-Cloud, France, 29 May 2018)

Aircraft was his passion.

Serge Dassault—the son of Marcel Dassault and Madeleine Minklès—was born in Paris on 4 April 1925. He had married Nicole Raffel in 1951 and was the father of four children Olivier, Laurent, Thierry and Marie-Hélène.

Serge Dassault’s adult life began dramatically when, in early 1944, he was imprisoned by the Gestapo with his parents and his brother at Montluc near Lyon, and then at Drancy, from where prisoners were shipped to the death camps. The Nazis thought they could thus force his father Marcel Dassault to place his aircraft designer skills at the service of the Third Reich. Marcel Dassault refused and was deported to Buchenwald in August 1944, from where he miraculously returned in May 1945. Of this tragic experience, Serge has always kept an attention to the human person, and to national sovereignty.

Having graduated from the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique, Serge Dassault joined the design office at Générale Aéronautique Marcel Dassault in 1951. He became manager of the flight test department in 1955 and, as such, developed a large number of military aircraft (Super Mystère B2, Étendard, Mirage III and Mirage IV). Then, appointed Head of Export, he led the negotiations that resulted in the sale of Mirage III aircraft to Switzerland and Australia. Serge Dassault also launched the Mystère 20 (now Falcon jet) sales campaign in the United States.  Read Company News Flash



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Who Are We?

The Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association, also known as WAMA, is a professional association that advances the arts and sciences of aircraft maintenance, management, and ground support.

Founded in 1960 and based at Westchester County Airport, WAMA membership provides opportunities for ongoing learning and professional networking. The organization promotes the public welfare by educating members and industry about issues concerning aircraft maintenance and management operations.

Our mission is to promote increased safety, efficiency and economy in aircraft maintenance work, and to encourage the exchange of information and provide member education through monthly meetings with planned programs.

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for helping our members locate new job positions."

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NBAA Welcomes Removal of ATC Privatization Provision from House FAA Bill

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Feb. 28, 2018 ­– The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today issued the following statement in response to the Feb. 27 announcement from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-9-PA) to set aside his proposal for removing air traffic control (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Read NBAA's Full Statement

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  • New updated Jobs Board
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  • We will be working with Aviation Search Group. They will be assisting us with employment opportunities.
  • Michael Rukus WAMA Member from AEROTEK will be assisting anyone who is looking for a position. His contact information is under Job Posting then Recruiting Web Sites.                            
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