MMOPA Nashville LIVE is a WRAP! But, you can still PURCHASE VIRTUAL ACCESS!


MMOPA Nashville LIVE was held Sept. 1-4  at the JW Marriott in downtown Nashville. The convention featured the aviation industry’s leading experts on safety, technology, and maintenance!

By watching MMOPA Nashville LIVE you will:


by Tammie Jo Shults, MMOPA Lifetime member, Malibu owner, and the Southwest Airline captain who successfully landed her severely damaged 737 after an uncontained engine failure. She’ll share the remarkable story that led her to become one of the first female Navy F-18 fighter pilots. And she’ll lay out the building blocks that led her to meet the challenge that fateful day in 2018.

  • BECOME A SAFER PILOT with specific sessions on landing techniques, aeronautical decision making, and weather knowledge.
  • HEAR FROM the top PA46 experts in the world…including Piper, Garmin, Pratt & Whitney, and many others;
  • MEET like-minded PA46 pilots. After a year with no in-person gatherings, this will be an event like no other, bringing together both old and new friends who share a passion for flying.
  • ROCK OUT with Eaglemania during our Friday night dinner. We’ll hold a fast-paced auction to raise funds for the MMOPA Safety & Education Foundation … and you’ll be treated with our first-ever, live convention concert featuring the world’s best Eagles tribute band. This concert will be streamed live! Stream this to your smart TV and turn up the volume for a party like none other!
  • VIRTUAL ACCESS All educational sessions and the concert will be streamed live here on the MMOPA website. Whether you purchased registration for in person or online, you will have access to the sessions on-demand for viewing at a later time.



(All times are in Central Daylight Time)

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Arrival Day – Transportation from KMQY provided
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Poolside Welcome Reception – JW Marriott

*Virtual Convention Access is unavailable on Wednesday, September 1st


(All times are in Central Daylight Time)

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15: Opening Ceremony
Welcome Remarks by Executive Director Dianne White, MMOPA President Ryan Oltman & Master of Ceremonies Mark Wolper
8:15 – 9:00 a.m.: KEYNOTE: Piper Aircraft
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: KEYNOTE: Fred Hyman Memorial Lecture / Captain Tammie Jo Shults
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Break with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – Noon: Master Aviator Program Awards & Broken Wings Awards – Presented by MMOPA Safety Committee
The Road to a Safer PA46 Community – Joe Casey, MMOPA Safety Committee
9  a.m. – Noon: Companion Training – GARMIN Autoland + “The Empowered Passenger”
Presented by GARMIN, Piper & Caitlin McCarthy, Legacy Flight Training
1200 – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Safety Brief and Accident Review / Manny Casiano
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Companion Tour – Neighborhood & City Exploration Tour
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Successful Arrivals – Keys to Consistently Good Landings
Dan Moore, Dan Moore Aero
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Break with Exhibitors
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Landing Accidents & Runway Excursions in the PA46 / CFI Panel Discussion
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Gary Pokedner, FAA Program Manager, Weather in the Cockpit
Danny Sims, FAA Physical Scientist, Aviation Weather Information Applications, Limitations, and Advances

6:00 – 10 p.m.: MMOPA Member Party – The Country Music Hall of Fame Museum

*Virtual Convention Access begins at 8:00am for the Opening Ceremony on  Thursday, September 2nd


(All times are in Central Daylight Time)

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: GARMIN / Product Update
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Analyzing Adverse Weather Scenarios
Gary Pokedner & Danny Sims, FAA
9:00 – Noon: Companion Training – Advanced: “Partners in Flight”
Caitlin McCarthy, Legacy Flight Training
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Break with Exhibitors
10:30 – Noon: Introduction of Upset Recovery Course for the PA46
Dr. Scott Glaser, Flight Research
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch with Exhibitors
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.: Special Award Presentation by the FAA – Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.: Professionalism in the Cockpit: Habits that Make Good Pilots Great
Travis Holland & Chris Carmody
2:15  – 3:00 p.m.: Get Ready to Get Jet Ready
Travis Holland
3:00  – 3:30 p.m.: Break with Exhibitors
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Roundtable Breakout-Piston (Panel discussion)
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Roundtable Breakout-Turbine (Panel discussion)
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Roundtable Breakout-JetPROP (Panel discussion)

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: CFI Summit

6:30 p.m. cocktails followed by dinner: MMOPA Safety & Education Foundation Charity Auction
Followed by concert featuring Eaglemania


*Virtual Convention Access begins at 8:00am for the Garmin Product Update on  Friday, September 3rd


(All times are in Central Daylight Time)

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: ForeFlight Pro Tips / ForeFlight
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Deciphering Flight Level Weather like a Pro / Dr. Scott Dennstaedt
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Tax Planning: What’s Ahead for Aircraft Owners / Suzanne Meiners-Levy
11:30 a.m. – Noon: All Membership Meeting / MMOPA Board of Directors
12 – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Post-Convention Celebration Trolley “Hop On/Hop Off” Tour
Saturday Evening: Dinner on your own


*Virtual Convention Access begins at 8:00am with Foreflight Tips on  Saturday, September 4th, and concludes at 11:30am.


(All times are in Central Daylight Time)

6:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Transportation provided from the JW Marriott to KMQY

Your virtual ticket to this premier aviation event is ONLY $250.

This experience has the ability connect us and give our community ways to learn, grow and celebrate the many facets of flying a PA46. This is what it means to be an organization that lives its mission of safety, advocacy and community. This is what it means to be MMOPA.



MMOPA held an awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of members who met the requirements of Aviator, Senior Aviator and Master Aviator.


On Friday evening, Sept. 3, we held a fast-paced, fun 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, MMOPA Uncowled and development of safety videos, 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 Nashville LIVE, you will meet our 2021 scholarship recipients and hear how your donations are helping them reach their dreams.


Throughout the event, there were many opportunities for you to connect with old friends and meet new ones. MMOPA Nashville Live is the only event of the year that brought together membership from around the country and world to celebrate our shared passion for aviation and PA46. From our welcome reception to the member/companion tour and post-convention celebration, the event was jam-packed with fun, education and fellowship.


At the conclusion of MMOPA Nashville LIVE, all content will be available to watch and enjoy at any time later. The content will be located on and be available only to paid subscribers. The content will never be made available to the public or non-paying members.

(Not available for Virtual Convention Access)

THURSDAY, 1-5 P.M. | COST: $50

Neighborhood & City Exploration Tour: Nashville has many upcoming and coming, trendy and oldie but goody neighborhoods, including 12 South, The Gulch and East Nashville, all famous for their own southern charm, shopping opportunities and local foods. This is the best way to immerse right into the Nashville scene while getting to see many spots outside of downtown. A local tour guide will discuss the hot spots in each neighborhood and you will be dropped off at central location where you’ll explore little boutiques and local restaurants on your own. A list of “top picks” will be provided for shopping for each location so you get the best of each area! All famous for their own southern charm, shopping opportunities and local foods.


East Nashville 3 Crow Bar: a staple in East Nashville, featuring a beer garden patio; The Idea Hatchery: a unique collection of local start-ups; Project 615: A perfect spot to pick up a Nashville Souvenir.

The Gulch Two Old Hippies: The best place in this neighborhood to get an authentic souvenir and doubles as a guitar store; Hops & Crafts: Has a broad selection of microbrews from Nashville- 36 and counting! Check out ? the Jason Woodside Mural on 299 11th Ave S. and the iconic “What Lifts You Wings” mural by Kelsey Montague; Lucchese Boots: high end boot retailer to the stars.

12 South: Shop at Reese Witherspoon’s boutique Draper James; Five Daughters Bakery: donuts upon donuts! Frothy Monkey: Grab a cup and take a picture with the “Nashville Looks Good on You;” Savant Vintage sells a wide range of vintage clothing, shoes, accessories and furnishings. Take a picture with the “I believe in Nashville” sign.

(Not available for Virtual Convention Access)

SATURDAY, 1-5 P.M. | COST: $99

The MMOPA Post-Convention Celebration Trolley Tour will be the best way to see the fascinating history and sights of the city.

We’ll have the trolley stocked with celebratory libations and cold water as we see the best of Nashville, checking out many historic and famous sites as our professional tour guides will give us the inside story on each.

Our private tour will stop at many fascinating sites, such as the Marathon Music Works, where we’ll hop off and taste some whiskey, while others may prefer to see the Ryman Auditorium. Since the tour is private, the experience will be truly customized for our group!


Your virtual access ticket to this premier aviation event is $250.

This is includes virtual registration for the 3-day convention, as well as entry to the Eaglemania concert. In addition, you’ll have access to all the educational sessions on-demand to rewatch at your convenience.

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