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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

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, Sept. 23, 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, Sept. 24 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

Pilot Training – Weather Radar

Presenter: GARMIN International
Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 2 p.m. CDT
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist … 6720261136
Get familiar with the fundamentals of radar technology and learn techniques and safety tips to help maximize the benefits of your Garmin airborne weather radar system.

Pilot Training – G1000 Approaches

Presenter: GARMIN International
Date: Friday, May 8
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist … 6164023312
Learn techniques and best operating practices for using Garmin navigation and flight control systems to set up and fly ILS and GPS-guided WAAS LPV approaches into all types of airports.

A CEO’s Approach to Hypoxia

This is an entirely new take on the subject of hypoxia. Presenter Joe Casey will break down the physiology and effects of hypoxia using a visualization of a fictional manufacturing company. You will think about hypoxia in a completely new way after watching this session. The presentation will be followed by “ask Joe” Q&A session.

Date: May 12
Time: 5 p.m. CDT
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CD642kgeQau1L9n79fjxWQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Garmin Avionics Upgrade Solutions for your PA-46 Malibu, Mirage and Meridian

Presenter: GARMIN International
Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist … 0893528847
Tailored for PA46 owners, learn about Garmin flight displays, navigators, autopilots and much more that can help improve cost of ownership, situational awareness, and provide you with even more information to make more informed decisions in the air.

Summer Flying Weather Refresher

Presenter: Scott C. Dennstaedt
Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 6 p.m. CDT
Length: 60 min.
Registration Required: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4514513786164023312

As airframe icing advisories morph into advisories for thunderstorms, it’s time to brush off the wintertime rust and focus on the threat of deep, moist convection. In this webinar you will learn a few tips on how to minimize your exposure to dangerous convective turbulence. We’ll end with a brief analysis of a fatal Piper PA46 crash in near Bishop, GA in early March. Presented by leading aviation weather expert Scott Dennstaedt will who is an active CFI, former NWS meteorologist and co-author of “Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines.”

MMOPA Safety Stand Down

Presenters: Joe Casey & Travis Holland

Date: Saturday, June 27
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Length: 2 hours
Registration required: LINK COMING SOON!
Topics covered:
• Thunderstorms (life cycles, threats associated, avoidance, radar use), cockpit use of convection information (ADSB/Downlinkable/onboard radar, etc.), recent accidents that involved thunderstorms;
• Operational Practices Review and importance of stabilized approaches;
• Crosswind takeoffs and landings;
• High density altitude.

Links to register coming soon…

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

 

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, Sept. 23, 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, Sept. 24 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

Webinars

Pilot Training – Weather Radar

Presenter: GARMIN International
Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 2 p.m. CDT
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist … 6720261136
Get familiar with the fundamentals of radar technology and learn techniques and safety tips to help maximize the benefits of your Garmin airborne weather radar system.

Pilot Training – G1000 Approaches

Presenter: GARMIN International
Date: Friday, May 8
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist … 6164023312
Learn techniques and best operating practices for using Garmin navigation and flight control systems to set up and fly ILS and GPS-guided WAAS LPV approaches into all types of airports.

A CEO’s Approach to Hypoxia

This is an entirely new take on the subject of hypoxia. Presenter Joe Casey will break down the physiology and effects of hypoxia using a visualization of a fictional manufacturing company. You will think about hypoxia in a completely new way after watching this session. The presentation will be followed by “ask Joe” Q&A session.

Date: May 12
Time: 5 p.m. CDT
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CD642kgeQau1L9n79fjxWQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Garmin Avionics Upgrade Solutions for your PA-46 Malibu, Mirage and Meridian

Presenter: GARMIN International
Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist … 0893528847
Tailored for PA46 owners, learn about Garmin flight displays, navigators, autopilots and much more that can help improve cost of ownership, situational awareness, and provide you with even more information to make more informed decisions in the air.

Summer Flying Weather Refresher

Presenter: Scott C. Dennstaedt
Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 6 p.m. CDT
Length: 60 min.
Registration Required: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4514513786164023312

As airframe icing advisories morph into advisories for thunderstorms, it’s time to brush off the wintertime rust and focus on the threat of deep, moist convection. In this webinar you will learn a few tips on how to minimize your exposure to dangerous convective turbulence. We’ll end with a brief analysis of a fatal Piper PA46 crash in near Bishop, GA in early March. Presented by leading aviation weather expert Scott Dennstaedt will who is an active CFI, former NWS meteorologist and co-author of “Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines.”

Safety Stand Down

MMOPA Safety Stand Down

Presenters: Joe Casey & Travis Holland

Date: Saturday, June 27
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Length: 2 hours
Registration required: LINK COMING SOON!
Topics covered:
• Thunderstorms (life cycles, threats associated, avoidance, radar use), cockpit use of convection information (ADSB/Downlinkable/onboard radar, etc.), recent accidents that involved thunderstorms;
• Operational Practices Review and importance of stabilized approaches;
• Crosswind takeoffs and landings;
• High density altitude.

Links to register coming soon…

MMOPA Uncowled

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

John's Class

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

 

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Future events to be announced at a later date.

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