The Malibu M-Class Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) Is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the Interests and safety of owners and pilots worldwide


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Jan-Feb, 2020

Malibu M-Class Owners and Pilots Association

MMOPA magazine - Jan-Feb 2020

Becoming a member grants you access to all that MMOPA offers! Once you are registered as a member, you’ll have full access to one of the strongest owner’s pilots association along with a community like no other..

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We’re an Owner’s Pilots Association that is dedicated to the safety of PA46 owners, advocating for our members and airframe, along with supporting a diverse community of pilots and owners…

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Read select articles from the MMOPA Magazine…

2019 MMOPA Convention: Beyond Expectations

Members enjoy four days of knowledge, growth, fun and friendship. Following a record-breaking 2018 convention at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, MMOPA was faced with organizing a convention in only eight months and in a different season of the year. The result, however, was a world-class event that exceeded expectations held at a world-class resort……. Read More…

Meet Mr. Malibu

Larry Grant bought the very first production Malibu. And he’s still flying it today. In early 2018, I was cleaning out years of documents from file cabinets in my Kansas City based office. Among them were original brochures from years of Piper production aircraft with an emphasis on Malibus, Mirages and Meridians. Being a packrat…… Read More…

Blunder into Thunder

As seasonal hazards go, avoiding thunderstorms makes the first page of our risk avoidance playbook this time of year. Thunderstorms in the free MMOPA Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) app earned the highest risk number in the app at “8.” It’s safe to say the hazard is well-known. Growing up, most of us learned quickly…… Read More…


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The Malibu M-Class Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the interests and safety of owners and pilots worldwide who fly PA46 derivative (Malibu, Mirage, Meridian, M-Class, JetPROP and Matrix) aircraft. MMOPA was founded in 1988, and now serves over 1000 members.

Membership is available to any registered or prospective owner and/or operator of qualified aircraft or any qualifying individual or organization involved with or providing a service for the PA46 family of aircraft. MMOPA is not affiliated with the New Piper aircraft company of any other manufacturer/vendor.

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Learn about where we’ve been, and most importantly…where we are going.

Ice Advice

When using the icing prediction tools, here’s you need to know when planning a flight in or near possible icing conditions. On January 18, 2011, the Forecast Icing Potential (FIP) underwent a transformation to become the Forecast Icing Product. Found on the Aviation Weather Center Web site (, this next generation of FIP is following…… Read More…

PA46 Safety By the Numbers

A 10-year review: getting Safer & But Room For Improvement “We learn through our experiences” or better still, the experiences of others. I’ve avoided the word “mistakes” because we also learn through good experiences. The information presented here is collected from the FAA and other public sources. Keep in mind that a lot of events…… Read More…

Managing Your Mx: ADs & SBs

What is required and what is the smart thing to do. At the annual inspection or at a pre-purchase inspection is when many owners find out the current status of the airworthiness directives and service bulletins that apply to their PA46. Some sellers advertised their aircraft as having full compliance only to be very disappointed…… Read More…