Pilot’s Lounge

Improving aviation safety for Mooney pilots

Below are links to other websites and information of interests to our Mooney community:

Mooney Airplane Company: Passion for flight permeates throughout the Mooney Airplane Company – from the experienced corporate management team to the front-line workers who build a little bit of themselves into every Mooney. When you fly a Mooney, you are flying the pure expression and embodiment of flight’s passion. The Mooney website provides a wealth of information from the history of Art Mooney, to the latest information on new models, to service and support resources. Check it out!

MAPA: Owning and flying a Mooney airplane can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. The Mooney Aircraft Pilots Association (MAPA) is a service and support organization for owners and operators of all models of Mooney aircraft. If you’re not yet a member of MAPA, you should be!

Vintage Mooney Group: Is a social group that promotes fellowship and camaraderie of vintage Mooney enthusiasts. While their primary objective is to have fun through organized fly-ins, their members enjoy the opportunity to share their Mooney-specific knowledge and their deep-seated pride in ownership. The VMG originated in Western USA and now includes chapters in the Northeast, Southeast, and South Central USA. Check-out their website to find the next scheduled fly-in in your area.

FAA Wings Program: Addresses the primary accident causal factors that continue to plague the general aviation community. By focusing on this objective, the Wings Program hopes to reduce the number of accidents seen each year for the same causes. The program has evolved from an “Award” program to a true proficiency program, designed to help improve our skills and knowledge as pilots.

The Advocates for Aviation Safety Foundation (AFASF): works with Kevin Clover and the FAASTeam to promote the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program and to help save lives by improving the nation’s aviation accident and incident rate.

SAFE (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators) is a member-oriented organization of aviation educators fostering professionalism and excellence in aviation through continuing education, professional standards, and accreditation. SAFE provides the aviation community with resources to advance the profession and to assist aviation educators in developing skilled, knowledgeable, and safe members of the aviation community.