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  Kathy Oltman organized the tournament. Despite a challenging course, the group had a competitive match and excellent weather.
Don Kukla took home first place honors with Kathy Oltman coming in second. Tournament sponsor Garmin awarded Don a D2 Delta aviation watch for his winning adjusted score of 74.
Following dinner, Bill Alberts
kicked off the auction to benefit
the MMOPA Safety & Education
Foundation. Members contributed
more than $50,000 to fund safety
programming and initiatives, while walking away with some unique items, vacations and services. A heartfelt thank you to all companies and individuals who donated items for the auction
On the final day of the convention, ForeFlight provided a review of some of their new featured, including synthetic vision, route advisor and trip assistant, which will calculate door-to-door travel time. ForeFlight can now send fuel orders to FBOs and has new ADS-B weather layers. Finally, the company reviewed pre-departure clearances and D-ATIS, which eliminates the need to
call clearance delivery. This service is only available at
76 airports around the country.
The rest of the day was rounded out by a thought- provoking safety talk from Capt. John Cox and a fascinating look back on the Apollo lunar landings by Jerry Trachtman. Pratt & Whitney Canada provided a PT6 update and Joe Lechtanski reviewed some important pointers on mountain flying.
Manny Casiano presented one of the most anticipated sessions on the PA46 safety record. He reviewed details of the most recent accidents and revealed accident trends, which have moved in a positive direction over the last several years.
The final session of the convention was the Membership Meeting presented by Dianne White, Jon Sisk and Treasurer and Board Member Dave Bennett. With several board member terms ending in 2019, it was requested that members submit Board nominations to the Executive Director for consideration at the first quarter board meeting. It is anticipated that a slate of board nominations will be presented to the membership for a vote at the spring convention May 29-June 1.
MMOPA would like to thank its sponsors and exhibitors who helped make this year•'s convention a resounding success. °
See you in Amelia Island, Florida!
 The Companions Intro and Advanced Ground Seminars were a resounding success with several dozen participants.

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