The Mooney Summit was founded to better the breed of the Mooney pilot by type specific education and safety instruction. We annually hold a retreat of FAA safety endorsed programs funded entirely by individual and corporate donations that attract 100 pilots and their spouses in Panama City Beach, Fl. each October. Excess funds above the cost of the event are used by our charitable foundation, The Bill Gilliland foundation, to provide crisis intervention and financial assistance to downed Mooney pilot’s families at the time of their greatest need. Our goals are to make Mooney pilots better stewards of General aviation, safety and increase the family involvement of a safety culture.