MMOPA 2020 CONVENTION BECOMES A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 convention in Tucson cannot go forward as scheduled. Although we cannot be together in person, technology provides us excellent tools to still bring you great learning opportunities, critical safety content, knowledge about your aircraft.

And while we won’t be face to face, we can still be together to share in our common passion for aviation.

MMOPA 2020 LIVE

MMOPA 2020 LIVE is a streamed event that will be broadcast live from the headquarters of Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach, FL. Hosted by airshow superstar and M600 owner Kirby Chambliss, along with Executive Director Dianne White and other guests, this 3-day event will feature premier experts on aviation safety, PA46 operations, weather physiology, maintenance, and how-to workshops.

The event will combine highly engaging, fast-paced prerecorded as well as live presentations.

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL

Members are invited to visit a virtual MMOPA exhibit hall where they can hear product updates, watch product demos and interact with company representatives.

FELLOWSHIP & COMMUNITY

Hosted virtual “happy hours” will be open at the end of each day where members can visit, connect and catch up with old friends. MMOPA will designate several longtime members to host these rooms.

LIVE

DURING THE SAME TIMEFRAME AS THE ACTUAL CONVENTION

DIGITAL

COMBINING BOTH PRE-RECORDED AS WELL AS LIVE PRESENTATIONS

VIRTUAL

DELIVERING SAFETY ED CONTENT IN AN ENGAGING MANNER

CONVENTION ITINERARY

Thursday

9 AM: Introduction to Convention from Dianne White & Kirby Chambliss
9:15 AM: Charlie Precourt
10 AM: Garmin Autoland
10:30 AM: Panel with Simon Caldecott, CEO of Piper Aircraft
11AM: Virtual Tour of Piper Aircraft
Noon: Lunch Break/Vendor Exhibitions
1:30 PM: Dr. Scott Glaser – Upset Recovery Training in a PA46
2:30 PM: Autopilot breakouts
3:30 PM: Master Aviator Awards
4:30 PM: Virtual Happy Hour

Friday

9 AM: Introduction to Convention from Dianne White & Kirby Chambliss
9:15 AM: Safety Brief & Accident Review by Manny Casiano
10 AM: Meet our MMOPA Safety & Education Foundation Scholarship Winners
11 AM: Deanna Wallace – Single Pilot IFR Challenge
Noon: Lunch Break/Vendor Exhibitions
1:30 PM: Joe Casey – Operating Standards
2:30 PM: Breakouts – Aircraft Type
3:30 PM: Workshop with Scott Dennstaedt
4:30 PM: Virtual Happy Hour

Saturday

9 AM: Introduction to Convention from Dianne White & Kirby Chambliss
9:15 AM: Dr. Quay Snyder – Aging Gracefully From the Left Seat
10 AM: Breakout Sessions – Foreflight/Garmin Pilot Workshops
11 AM: Insurance Underwriter Panel
Noon: Lunch Break/Vendor Exhibitions
1:30 PM: Garmin Update
2:30 PM: Breakouts – Newbie Owners
3:30 PM: Suzanne Meiners-Levy – Tax Opportunities
4:30 PM: Convention wrap-up & Preview of 2021 Convention
4:45 PM: Virtual Happy Hour

REGISTER NOW

Your all-access ticket to this premier aviation event is $199.

Be one of the first 250 members to sign up and receive a MMOPA 2020 LIVE gift bag full of MMOPA items.

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MASTER AVIATOR AWARDS

MMOPA will hold an awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of members who met the requirements of Aviator, Senior Aviator and Master Aviator. MMOPA will mail each member their wings and frameable certificate in advance. In addition, MMOPA Safety Committee will also announce the Broken Wings Award winners and share their stories.

Be sure to wear your wings during our virtual happy hours.

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

MMOPA 2020 Live will feature many of the same speakers who were originally scheduled for the Tucson convention. Each day will feature major presentations, as well as breakout groups. The major presentations will include:

Garmin/Piper Autoland “Behind-the-Scenes” Documentary
Live interview with Simon Caldecott
Virtual Tour of Piper Aircraft – See How the PA46 is Built
Fred Hyman Memorial Lecture – Former Shuttle Commander Charlie Precourt “What does good look like?”
Manny Casiano’s Safety Brief
MMOPA Operational Standards & Why They Matter
Weather Expert Scott Dennstaedt
UPRT Expert Dr. Scott Glaser, Flight Research, Inc.
Aviation physiology expert Dr. Quay Snyder
Single-Pilot IFR Decision-Making
Insurance Panel
Meet the S&EF Scholarship Winners

BREAKOUT GROUPS WILL INCLUDE:

By type:
Malibu/Mirage
Meridian / M500
JetPROP
M600
Autopilot Workshops:
Garmin
BendixKing
Genesys
Product Updates from Key Suppliers

MMOPA SAFETY & EDUCATION FOUNDATION VIRTUAL AUCTION

Throughout the 3-day event, we will a virtual auction to raise funds for the Safety & Education Foundation. Not only does the Foundation fund safety programming and events, such as MMOPA Safety Stand Down and MMOPA Uncowled, it supports initiatives such as the Master Aviator Program. In addition, the Foundation supports scholarships for well-deserving students.

This year, we are funding two scholarships for students with a financial need pursuing a career in general aviation. With our partnership with the University of North Dakota, we hope to pay it forward to the next generation. During MMOPA 2020 LIVE, you will meet our 2020 scholarship recipients and hear how your donations are helping them reach their dreams.

This year we will be conducting an online silent auction using a convenient app that you can download on your phone. You will be able to track, bid and hopefully win the items you most want. If you have a product, service, vacation home, or special memorabilia that you’d like to donate, contact Dianne White.

FELLOWSHIP & COMMUNITY

Hosted virtual “happy hours” will be open at the end of each day where members can visit, connect and catch up with old friends. The host will be responsible for greeting and encouraging interaction. MMOPA will designate several longtime members to host these rooms.

POST-EVENT PORTAL ACCESS

At the conclusion of MMOPA 2020 LIVE, all content will be available to watch and enjoy at any time later. The content will be located on a separate web portal (but part of MMOPA.com) and be available only to paid subscribers. The content will never be made available to the public or non-paying members.

REGISTER NOW!

Your all-access ticket to this premier aviation event is $199.

Be one of the first 250 members to sign up and receive a MMOPA 2020 LIVE gift bag full of MMOPA swag.

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