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 Convention & Fly-In

 

Sept 23-26
Tucson, AZ

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Registration is now open for 30th Annual MMOPA’s Convention & Fly-In. Members can expect to learn, experience and enjoy four days of exciting training, seminars and social events all geared to increase our pilots’ safety acumen and knowledge about their aircraft.

On Wednesday, May 27, MMOPA will hold its first-ever survival training course. Led by AirCare FACTS, members will gain essential water training, including raft deployment, water survival and underwater egress. Also, there will be sessions on hypoxia (using table-top hypoxia unit), and fatigue management. The add-on session will cost $495.

Also, on Wednesday, MMOPA will hold its annual charity golf tournament benefiting the MMOPA Safety & Education Foundation.

The educational sessions begin Thursday, May 28 and will include:

  • Master Aviator Awards
  • Keynote by former Shuttle Commander Charlie Precourt
  • M600SLS Autoland Insights (Spouses/Companions: Plan to Attend!)
  • Manny Casiano’s Safety Review
  • Weather planning
  • Upset training & aerodynamics
  • Single-Pilot decision-making
  • Strategies for the Aging Pilot
  • Insurance Panel
  • Newbie & Experienced Owner break-out sessions
  • Autopilot workshop break-outs
  • Maintenance Break-outs by PA46 Type
  • Operational Standards
  • Tax Strategies for 2020
  • CFI Summit

IMPORTANT: If you already registered for the May Convention and plan to attend the September event, you do not need to re-register. However, you do need to contact the Westin immediately to change your reservation. 

If you registered and cannot attend the September event, please alert us of your cancellation ASAP and we will issue a refund. PayPal is waiving all service fees for cancellation transactions this month, so we would like to take care of those right away. 

Again, if you currently have a reservation at the Westin, please contact them to cancel or modify by calling 520-744-6000.

REGISTER NOW

Safety Stand Down Cancelled; Live Webinar Planned

Due to the current circumstances with COVID-19 and in accordance with CDC recommendations, the Safety Stand Down scheduled for April 18 has been canceled.

We are currently working on a solution that will allow members to gain essential safety information from the comfort of their homes or offices. Our intention is to schedule a live, interactive Webinar for members. We will announce a precise date and time in the near future. Stay tuned!

 

The first MMOPA Uncowled owner-maintenance event has been rescheduled for October 31, 2020.

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

 

 

 

Future events to be announced at a later date.

2020 MMOPA Convention

2020 Convention & Fly-In

 

Sept 23-26
Tucson, AZ

REGISTER NOW

Registration is now open for 30th Annual MMOPA’s Convention & Fly-In. Members can expect to learn, experience and enjoy four days of exciting training, seminars and social events all geared to increase our pilots’ safety acumen and knowledge about their aircraft.

On Wednesday, May 27, MMOPA will hold its first-ever survival training course. Led by AirCare FACTS, members will gain essential water training, including raft deployment, water survival and underwater egress. Also, there will be sessions on hypoxia (using table-top hypoxia unit), and fatigue management. The add-on session will cost $495.

Also, on Wednesday, MMOPA will hold its annual charity golf tournament benefiting the MMOPA Safety & Education Foundation.

The educational sessions begin Thursday, May 28 and will include:

  • Master Aviator Awards
  • Keynote by former Shuttle Commander Charlie Precourt
  • M600SLS Autoland Insights (Spouses/Companions: Plan to Attend!)
  • Manny Casiano’s Safety Review
  • Weather planning
  • Upset training & aerodynamics
  • Single-Pilot decision-making
  • Strategies for the Aging Pilot
  • Insurance Panel
  • Newbie & Experienced Owner break-out sessions
  • Autopilot workshop break-outs
  • Maintenance Break-outs by PA46 Type
  • Operational Standards
  • Tax Strategies for 2020
  • CFI Summit

IMPORTANT: If you already registered for the May Convention and plan to attend the September event, you do not need to re-register. However, you do need to contact the Westin immediately to change your reservation. 

If you registered and cannot attend the September event, please alert us of your cancellation ASAP and we will issue a refund. PayPal is waiving all service fees for cancellation transactions this month, so we would like to take care of those right away. 

Again, if you currently have a reservation at the Westin, please contact them to cancel or modify by calling 520-744-6000.

REGISTER NOW

Safety Stand Down

Safety Stand Down Cancelled; Live Webinar Planned

Due to the current circumstances with COVID-19 and in accordance with CDC recommendations, the Safety Stand Down scheduled for April 18 has been canceled.

We are currently working on a solution that will allow members to gain essential safety information from the comfort of their homes or offices. Our intention is to schedule a live, interactive Webinar for members. We will announce a precise date and time in the near future. Stay tuned!

 

MMOPA Uncowled

The first MMOPA Uncowled owner-maintenance event has been rescheduled for October 31, 2020.

John's Class

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

 

 

Future events to be announced at a later date.