Mission Satement

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.


Our Executive Team

                   A purpose is only fulfilled when its pursuit is met with passion

The members that make up the Mooney Summit Board are that passion behind the purpose of bettering the breed.  Our desire to further general aviation through knowledge, training, and outreach is what drives us.


Mike Elliott - President

  • Retired Engineer
  • CEO of Internet Connection, Inc.
  • Co-Founder of the Mooney Summit
  • FAASteam representative
  • Published Aviation Author
  • Nationally recognized Mooney specific Master CFI

Dr. Ron Dubin - Vice President

  • Orthopedic surgeon
  • Owner of 3 Mooneys
  • Co-Founder of the Mooney Summit
  • "Most Interesting Man in the World” impersonator


David Kayden - Board Member

  • South Florida Resident
  • Nuclear Cardiologist
  • Instrument and Commercial Rated Pilot
  • Married to Debbie (She’s even more interesting than David!)


Ken Yale - ChiEf Financial Officer

  • Resident of Indianapolis
  • Serial investor
  • Proud owner of the first 2016 Ovation


Nick Elliott - Chief Technology Officer

  • Computer Engineer
  • Air Force Veteran