Charles Taylor, the Wright Brothers’ mechanic and father of aviation maintenance, was born on May 24, 1868. Now – 152 years later – we celebrate him with every safe arrival and continued commitment to good work (regardless of the state of the world).

In 2008, a congressional resolution dedicated the date in honor of Taylor, establishing National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. While the “holiday” doesn’t get anyone out of work (there are no days off from aviation safety), it’s important to celebrate the commitment, integrity and skill of every aircraft mechanic and all those who support them – this is Taylor’s legacy and our shared responsibility.

Watch: A Brief History of Charles E. Taylor

We hope that all WAMA members, friends and supporters will honor and recognize those who are serving and those who have served as AMTs throughout the years

On behalf of the entire WAMA board, we wish you good health.  Stay Safe.

Upcoming Events

2020 Events Registration


Due to the Corona Virus concerns, The following dinner meetings are postponed or canceled:

ARINCDirect LuxStream | "Fast just got faster"

Collins Aerospace and WAMA wish to inform our members that the March 26th Dinner meeting has been postponed to a later date.  We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.


The Joint WAMA/PAMA dinner meeting originally scheduled for April 22nd at the Fiesta in Moonachie NJ will be postponed to a later date. 

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

Those of you that have already paid, your registration fee will be refunded.


WAMA/PAMA Ski Trip 2020

An awesome day of skiing!

Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to our sponsors for your continued support of this fun event!


Visit the ski event page


Inspection Authorization Renewal

Mt Kisco Holiday Inn, Mt Kisco NY

Thanks to all who attended!

Special thanks to all the supporting Sponsors who made this event possible!

IA Event Page




Saturday March 14, 2020

C & W Aero Services

19 Wright Way; Suite 3

Essex County Airport, Fairfield, N.J. 07004  (973-227-5750)

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This FREE seminar meets the requirements of FAR 65.93 (a) (4) for IA renewal.

it is open to any interested mechanic, non-certified mechanics, repairman, and students.
Seating is limited (150 people) and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Please register early!!  

Registration Flyer


Dinner Meeting

2020 Dinner Meetings

We are taking dinner sponsor reservations for 2020

January 10th  PAMA Holiday Social TEB

February 12th  WAMA/PAMA Ski Trip

February 27th  I/A Renewal

March 26th-   CXL

April 22nd  CXL

May 14th   CXL

June 9th 
   Eve before NBAA Regional Forum - HPN TBD

July 13th  60th Annual Golf Outing(Postponed)

Aug 24th  60th Golf Outing (Pending)


Oct   TBD

Nov 12th  


Dec 10th


Dinner Sponsors

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



WAMA News submissions

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of William J. McShane

NBAA marks the May 12 passing of William J. McShane, 61, a respected leader of the New York-area aviation community and proud advocate for the industry. McShane was vice president of business development and special projects for Sheltair Aviation, where he managed the FBO’s expansion in New York and oversaw the construction of a new hangar complex at Republic Airport.  Read More


Introducing our newest GOLD sponsor!:

About Corporate Jet Cleaning

Hello, My name is Skel Asani and I have a passion for detail.  Welcome to Corporate Jet Cleaning. We are a full service, detail orientated Corporate Jet Cleaning service based in central Connecticut as well as having offices at the brand new Million Air FBO at HPN.  We pride ourselves in our 15+ years of experience and our drive to give every customer the best experience possible. We understand that your aircraft is not just a plane, it is an asset and a business tool. As such we take care in everything we do and we perform it in a timely manner. We fully understand the requirements and needs of the aviation industry.

Corporate Jet Cleaning specializes in all your aircraft’s professional cleaning and detailing needs utilizing highly trained aviation professionals. We are here to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

We are fully insured and approved by many vendors and operators.

We are proud members of the National Business Aviation Association and Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association.

Please visit us!:

White Plains, New York May 20th, 2019 – Corporate Angel Network (CAN) announced that it recently flew its 60,000th cancer patient to treatment. CAN transports cancer patients to clinical trials and specialized cancer centers in order to access the best available treatment for their specific diagnoses.           Read More


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

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**March Dinner Meeting Postponed until further notice**

March Dinner Meeting

Thursday March 26th 2020  Postponed

Sponsored by:


John Rible IVProgram Manager, Passenger Experience


ARINCDirect LuxStream | "Fast just got faster"  

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is teaming with leading satellite operator SES to bring business aviation customers the fastest broadband speeds available within the United States. The two companies are launching LuxStream — the only service that offers speeds up to 25 Mbps in the United States and 15Mbps globally via SES’s managed Ku-band satellite network.

“In-flight connectivity is often cited by operators as the most important experience to provide on board, especially for long-range flights,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager, Information Management Services for Collins Aerospace. “By working with SES to bring LuxStream to the business aviation segment, we’re meeting that need by providing speeds and services that are unparalleled in the industry.” 
    Read More

Vendor Door Prizes always welcomed and appreciated!

Door Prizes!  50/50! See old friends, meet new ones!

A big thanks to all of our supporting sponsors

      Past and Present!


We thank you for attending all of our events and

supporting our sponsors.





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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NBAA Maintenance Conference, Hartford, CT

May 5-7 2020    CXL

Latest News and Updates

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      - ***UPDATED Feb 2 2020 ***
  • New updated Jobs Board
  • New Job Posting & Resumes 
  • 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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