Mooney Summit VI

The “better the breed” Mooney Summit VI, an educational event and social gathering, will once again be held at Panama City Beach Fl. on Sept 28th thru Sept 30th 2018. The event is free thanks to the kind donations of generous participants and sponsors. Non-flying spouses / significant others can take advantage of activities ranging from area beaches to shopping and pampering, along with our famous Friday night reception, Friday airport day, and our world class subject matter experts. As before, we plan to make this an enjoyable and educational event for the flying couple. There will be ample time for hand holding and late night beach strolls.

See our pictures from the Mooney Summit V

See our pictures from Mooney Summit IV

Bill Gilliland Foundation

The Bill Gilliland Foundation has been established by the Mooney Summit, Inc. to provide emergency crisis intervention and financial assistance for downed Mooney Pilots’ immediate families. Your tax deductible donation will be used 100% to help those at the time of their greatest need. Unique in General aviation, Mooney owners are set apart by their caring and compassion thru the Bill Gilliland foundation


Mooney Summit VI Agenda

REV 2/13/18 V1.5.1

Friday Sept 28th – Airport day 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Open to all Mooney Pilots - Sheltair Hanger, KECP

11:00 – 11:45 – Lee Fox - Narration of 4 Ship Mooney formation flyover KECP

11:00 - 4:00 PM - Oasis Aero – Mooney MSC Owner Maintenance clinic

11:00 - 4:00 PM - GDS Aero - Vintage Mooney Cowling Modification

Noon - 2:00 PM - Lunch Sheltair

Noon - 3:00 PM – Roundtable discussions.  Subject matter experts will host rotating roundtable discussions.  A bell will chime every 30 minutes (totaling six sessions and eight live tables with one being cold to give a presenter a break) where people move to another table.  If a chair is not available, the table is full. 

Subject Matter Expert and Topics:        

·      Steve Thorne, Flight Chops, “Social Media and Flying”

·      Bob Kromer “Extracting the Most Performance from the Mooney Design”

·      Lee Fox “Formation Flying”

·      “ADS-B:  The Clock is Ticking”

·      George Perry, UPS, “Safety is a State of Mind”

·      Mike Savin, “Caribbean Procedures, Precautions, and Planning”

·      Mari Metzler– “Physiology of Flying”

·      ATC Controller “ATC is your Friend”

·      Alex Gertsen NBAA – “Single Engine Ops”

·      Dan Bass “Mishaps and Avoidance”

·      Lee Drumheller, Lance Phillips, Jeff Magnus – “Flying the Mooney Ultras”

4:00 - 6:00 Attendee check In, Origin Lobby


Friday Reception - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM - The Origin at Seahaven, 15100 Front Beach Rd #1502, Panama City Beach, FL

Ron Dubin, MD, Mike Elliott, MCFI, Lee Drumheller, Seth Meyers – Intro’s

Lance Phillips, Jeff Magnus -  Mooney International Direction


Saturday Sept 29th -  Bamboo Theater - The Origin at Seahaven, 15100 Front Beach Rd #1502, Panama

9:00 - 11:30 Ron Jarmon - Companion flying course TBD


Saturday Sept 29th - Seahaven Conference Center, 15238 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL  

8:00 - 8:30 - Mooney Summit continental style breakfast, - Mooney Summit, Inc.. JoAnn Dubin

8:30 – 8:50 – Welcome – Mike Elliott, Ron Dubin, Lee Drumheller, Seth Meyers and potentially Panama City Beach Mayor.

8:50 – 9:50 – George Perry – “TBD Saftey” 

10:00 - 11:00 – Bob Kromer – “Aerodynamic Testing”

11:00 – 11:30 – Dan Bass – One Year Later update – Carbon Monoxide Survivor

Lunch - 11:30 to 1:00

1:00 - 1:45  Steve Thorne, Flight Chops, “Increasing Flying Knowledge through Aircraft Diversity.”

1:45 – 2:15  Lee Drumheller “Mooney Ultras – Real Differences”

2:30 – 3:10  Max Gurgew – Topic TBD

3:10 – 3:50  TBD

4:00 – 4:30  Operating Big Bore Engines

4:30 - 4:45  Mooney Summit, Bill Gilliland Update and future plans, Mike Elliott, Seth Meyers

4:45 – 5:15 Pearls of Wisdom Lee Drumheller and Seth Meyers

Approx 5:45 - Multiple element Mooney Formation flight over the beach

Saturday Night Dinner–  7:00 PM- 10:00 PM   Runaway Island Grill, 14521 Front Beach Rd, PCB, FL  

Mooney Sponsored - Lance Phillips

  • Lee Drumheller - Raffle
  • Ron, Mike, Seth MC
  • Neil and Becky Cohen - Silent auction


Sunday Sept 30th  – Seahaven Conference Center, 15238 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast - Mooney Summit, Inc., JoAnn Dubin

8:30 - 9:15 TBD

9:15- 10:00 Mari Metzler -  Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and physiology

10:10 – 10:50 Lou Drumheller – Fighter Weapons School Approach to Single Engine Fighter Jet Ops

10:50 – 11:45 Alex Gertsen and NBAA – Single Engine Piston Ops and Airport Updates

11:45 - Noon Closing remarks – Ron, Mike, Lee, Seth

1:00 – Lee Fox - Formation flying departure demo