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MMOPA SAFETY STAND DOWN

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MMOPA will hold its first-ever Safety Stand Down at 7 locations in the United States.

The event is FREE to MMOPA members, their pilot guests and those interested in the PA46. Each event will be led by an MMOPA-endorsed CFI who will provide high-quality ground instruction on critical safety information related to operating the PA46.

Key Topics:

* Spatial Disorientation: Spatial Disorientation is an insidious problem for all of General Aviation, including the PA46 market. Pilots must understand the implications of not understanding the vestibular, proprioceptive, and visual systems of the human body and how those systems can provide incorrect inputs to the brain. In the last 12 months, Spatial Disorientation is the known or suspect cause of several PA46 fatal accidents. The Safety Committee believes that Spatial Disorientation is an important subject, one which all pilots should understand.

* Airframe icing: As we move into the winter season of flying, airframe icing will become more and more prevalent. Airframe icing is the known or suspect cause of several fatal accidents in the last 12 months, and all of these accidents are avoidable with increased pilot awareness of the negative aerodynamic impacts icing, the need to properly configure the aircraft for an icing encounter, and how the most insidious type of icing (freezing precipitation) can be avoided altogether.

The event will be held 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. LOCAL TIME

The Safety Stand Down will be held at the following locations:

NORTHEAST: Marshfield Municipal Airport-George Harlow Field (KGHG)
Led by Arnold Sperling & Mark Spitzer

MID-ATLANTIC: Cobb County International Airport (KRYY)
Led by Brian Smith, Aerosmith Aviation

SOUTHEAST: Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE)
Led by Charlie Berichi & Ron Cox

UPPER MIDWEST: Malibu Aerospace, Anoka County–Blaine Airport (KANE)
Led by Steve Thibault

Followed by "MMOPA UNCOWLED" Owner-Maintenance Event

  • Sunday, Oct. 13 @ Malibu Aerospace

  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Piston & Turbine focused content

  • Taught by OEM and maintenance experts

  • Learn to be good stewards of your aircraft!

SOUTH-CENTRAL: Cherokee County Airport (KJSO)

Led by Joe Casey

WEST: Albuquerque Double Eagle II (KAEG)
David McVinnie

SOUTHWEST: Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport ((KMYF)
Led by Rich Pickett

MMOPA encourages pilots to flight train with the host CFI on the days prior to and after the Safety Stand Down, where you will gain a deeper understanding of the unique capabilities, limitations, and characteristics of your PA46.

Lunch will be provided.



YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE.

CLICK "REGISTER" TO SIGN UP FOR THE LOCATION

THAT IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR YOU.


THIS EVENT COUNTS AS A SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING EVENT TOWARD YOUR MASTER AVIATOR CREDENTIALS.

You owe it to yourself, your family and everyone who flies with you to spend a day expanding your knowledge. Don't pass up this opportunity to make yourself a safer, more informed pilot.


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

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