Events

Welcome to the MMOPA events page. This page serves as summary of all PA46-specific training events that are approved and endorsed by the MMOPA Safety Committee. These courses also qualify as “supplemental training” for the Master Aviator Program.

Registration for the MMOPA Convention is done on the separate website: EVENTS WEBSITE

Click on any tab below to see more about that event.

2020 MMOPA ANNUAL CONVENTION & FLY-IN

SAVE THE DATE!

May 27 – May 31
Westin La Paloma
Tucson, AZ

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a AAA four-diamond hotel with staggering views of the Santa Catarina Mountains. The resort features five outdoor pools with multiple waterfalls, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, a spa and a variety of restaurants. You won’t want to miss these four days of education, entertainment and everything PA46. Registration Opens Early Spring 2020 – Watch The Website For Details!

The next nationwide MMOPA Safety Stand Down event is scheduled for:

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Currently the Safety Committee is finalizing locations, instructors and topics. Check back for updates!

Questions? Email Dianne White at dwhite@mmopa.com or Joe Casey, Safety Chair, at joe@flycasey.com.

The first MMOPA Uncowled owner-maintenance event for 2020 is scheduled for:

Saturday, March 21

This one-day owner-maintenance clinic is essential for owner-pilots who are committed to the safe, efficient operation of their aircraft. There will be a piston and turbine PA46 “uncowled” for hands-on learning. Lunch will be provided.

Time:

  • 9 a.m. – Get acquainted over coffee & donuts
  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. – Seminar

Location: Johnson County Executive Airport (KOJC), Olathe, KS

Host: Kevin Mead, Mead Aircraft Services

Speakers will include:

  • Kevin Mead, PA46 maintenance expert
  • Robert Winchcomb, manager, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 Customer Service
  • Peter Wilkinson, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 Customer Engineering
  • Garmin International
  • Safety brief by PA46 CFI Chris Carmody

There will be free parking, door prizes and a significant fuel discount for attending members.

To register, go to: https://uncowled.eventbrite.com

Mid-year PA46 Supplemental Training (ground and flight)
Mid-year PA46 Supplemental Training (ground and flight)

2020 Class Schedule:
February 13-15, 2020
April 16-18, 2020
June 25-27, 2020
October 1-3, 2020
November 5-7, 2020
December 3-5, 2020

  • Only in Vero Beach, FL and exclusively by John Mariani
  • Life-saving training to improve your skills, knowledge, and judgment
  • The ground training (8 hours, for all pilots) will be structured in 3 parts: a thorough review of 1 system of the airplane (3 hours, this will be changed every year, and will address all types of airplanes present); a thorough review of operational issues (3 hours, with different subject yearly, addressing structural limitations, system emergencies, weather, accident reviews, etc.) for all types of airplanes present; “Ask John” (2 hours where he answers all questions on any PA46 subject)
  • The flight training with each pilot will be structured as follows: thorough preflight (and review of no-go items), emergencies, review, and emphasis of airplane limitations (and the consequences of exceeding them); instrument procedures (with emphasis on approaches)
  • Qualifies as a supplemental training event for Master Aviator Program

When calling/emailing (email is preferred) to schedule, I will need the following information:

  • Type/model year of PA46
  • Installed avionics (including type of Autopilot
  • Summary of pilot’s experience
  • Preferred day for flight training (Thursday or Saturday)
  • Preferred time for flight training (AM or PM)

I will also accept attendees for the ground school only (always held on the Friday of the Seminar).

Contact John Mariani at:

(772) 713-4368 or email to: mariani@digital.net

 

MMSTF is now accepting registrations for its next training event:

Dates: February 20-22, 2020
Place: Henderson Executive Airport (KHND), Henderson, NV
Host Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites 702.385.2200

Cost: $1,499 per person
Ground school only: $949

CLICK HERE for the preliminary agenda and more information.

To register, CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM and email to: msrathmel@hotmail.com

Questions? Call 972.898.9011

image of Malibu-type plane

2020 MMOPA Convention

2020 MMOPA ANNUAL CONVENTION & FLY-IN

SAVE THE DATE!

May 27 – May 31
Westin La Paloma
Tucson, AZ

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a AAA four-diamond hotel with staggering views of the Santa Catarina Mountains. The resort features five outdoor pools with multiple waterfalls, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, a spa and a variety of restaurants. You won’t want to miss these four days of education, entertainment and everything PA46. Registration Opens Early Spring 2020 – Watch The Website For Details!

Safety Stand Down

The next nationwide MMOPA Safety Stand Down event is scheduled for:

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Currently the Safety Committee is finalizing locations, instructors and topics. Check back for updates!

Questions? Email Dianne White at dwhite@mmopa.com or Joe Casey, Safety Chair, at joe@flycasey.com.

MMOPA Uncowled

The first MMOPA Uncowled owner-maintenance event for 2020 is scheduled for:

Saturday, March 21

This one-day owner-maintenance clinic is essential for owner-pilots who are committed to the safe, efficient operation of their aircraft. There will be a piston and turbine PA46 “uncowled” for hands-on learning. Lunch will be provided.

Time:

  • 9 a.m. – Get acquainted over coffee & donuts
  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. – Seminar

Location: Johnson County Executive Airport (KOJC), Olathe, KS

Host: Kevin Mead, Mead Aircraft Services

Speakers will include:

  • Kevin Mead, PA46 maintenance expert
  • Robert Winchcomb, manager, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 Customer Service
  • Peter Wilkinson, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 Customer Engineering
  • Garmin International
  • Safety brief by PA46 CFI Chris Carmody

There will be free parking, door prizes and a significant fuel discount for attending members.

To register, go to: https://uncowled.eventbrite.com

John's Class

Mid-year PA46 Supplemental Training (ground and flight)
Mid-year PA46 Supplemental Training (ground and flight)

2020 Class Schedule:
February 13-15, 2020
April 16-18, 2020
June 25-27, 2020
October 1-3, 2020
November 5-7, 2020
December 3-5, 2020

  • Only in Vero Beach, FL and exclusively by John Mariani
  • Life-saving training to improve your skills, knowledge, and judgment
  • The ground training (8 hours, for all pilots) will be structured in 3 parts: a thorough review of 1 system of the airplane (3 hours, this will be changed every year, and will address all types of airplanes present); a thorough review of operational issues (3 hours, with different subject yearly, addressing structural limitations, system emergencies, weather, accident reviews, etc.) for all types of airplanes present; “Ask John” (2 hours where he answers all questions on any PA46 subject)
  • The flight training with each pilot will be structured as follows: thorough preflight (and review of no-go items), emergencies, review, and emphasis of airplane limitations (and the consequences of exceeding them); instrument procedures (with emphasis on approaches)
  • Qualifies as a supplemental training event for Master Aviator Program

When calling/emailing (email is preferred) to schedule, I will need the following information:

  • Type/model year of PA46
  • Installed avionics (including type of Autopilot
  • Summary of pilot’s experience
  • Preferred day for flight training (Thursday or Saturday)
  • Preferred time for flight training (AM or PM)

I will also accept attendees for the ground school only (always held on the Friday of the Seminar).

Contact John Mariani at:

(772) 713-4368 or email to: mariani@digital.net

 

MMSTF

MMSTF is now accepting registrations for its next training event:

Dates: February 20-22, 2020
Place: Henderson Executive Airport (KHND), Henderson, NV
Host Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites 702.385.2200

Cost: $1,499 per person
Ground school only: $949

CLICK HERE for the preliminary agenda and more information.

To register, CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM and email to: msrathmel@hotmail.com

Questions? Call 972.898.9011

image of Malibu-type plane