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team, that difference was to be the MMOPA Master Aviator Program.
It all started about a year ago (Fall of 2017) in Tucson, Arizona at my first MMOPA Board meeting. Prior to the meeting, I was asked to present my ideas to improve the operational safety within our fleet. So, I eagerly took up the challenge and ended up with a short four-slide presentation that included a general synopsis of the accidents that happen in our community and my perceptions of client performance during recurrent training. Those four slides created a nearly one-hour discussion amongst the directors that afternoon, and resulted in them requesting me to refine my thoughts into a plan to address those problems.
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Yby Joe Casey, Safety Committee Chair
ou probably already know it, but you have a really committed, top-notch MMOPA Board of Directors. They are all volunteers, receive no compensation, and are completely dedicated to the safety record of the PA46
fleet. I’m the “newbie” on the MMOPA Board and
I epitomize the word “rookie” when it comes to director work. But, every now and then, on occasion, a rookie can impact the outcome of the game. So, with complete ignorance of what an MMOPA Director is supposed to do, I decided that I was going to find a way to make a positive difference. Although I didn’t know it when I first joined the
 
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