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2024 East Coast Regional Event
Friday, March 08, 2024, 3:00 PM to Saturday, March 09, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT
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Piper Aircraft Homecoming!

The 2024 PMOPA East Coast Regional Event will land in Vero Beach, FL March 8-9. Make Spring Break plans to join your fellow PA-46 pilots in sunny, warm Florida for PMOPA's first Regional Event of the year.  The Piper Homecoming event has sold out, as we have reached capacity for the meeting room at the Hampton Inn & Suites.


Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 8

  • Afternoon - Arrive Sun Jet Center (KVRB)
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm - Tours of Piper Aircraft Factory + Shopping at Piper's Pilot Shop
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Welcome Reception, hosted by Piper Aircraft
  • Dinner - on your own

Saturday, March 9

The education program will be held at The Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Vero Beach; all-day coffee, lunch, and afternoon snack are included in the registration fee. The hotel is located 3.2 miles (approximately 15 minutes by ground) from Sun Jet Center.


8:00 AM Registration


8:00 AM–8:45 AM


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8:45 AM–9:00 AM                                                               


Welcome & Introductory Comments

Bob Luhrs, Event Chair


9:00 AM–9:30 AM


Piper Aircraft Update


9:30 AM–10:15 AM 


Tax Issues Affecting Owner Pilots

Presenter: Suzanne Meiners-Levy


10:15 AM–10:45 AM


Morning Break



10:45 AM–12:00 PM


Mitigating Threats and Errors Through Flight Data Monitoring

Presenters: Jim Joyce, Fuzion Safety; Kimberly Coryat, PMOPA Safety Committee Chair


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM




1:00 PM–1:45 PM


Nightmares and Truisms

Presenter: Mary Bryant, CFI


1:45 PM–2:45 PM


Preventing Stall-Spin Accidents

Presenter: John Mariani, CFI


2:45 PM–3:00 PM


Afternoon Break



3:00 PM–3:45 PM


Flying to and Within the Bahamas

Presenter: Ahmad Williams, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation


3:45 PM–4:00 PM


Event Critique & Closing Comments

Bob Luhrs, Event Chair


4:00 PM



Cancellation Policy: 

If you need to cancel your registration, the following refunds will be applied, based on the date you cancel:

  • February 1st - 90% refund
  • February 15th - 50% refund
  • March 1st - no refund

PMOPA incurs costs for an event, even if a registrant cancels. The closer to the event date that the registration is cancelled, the higher the costs incurred by PMOPA. Cancellation fees help offset those costs. PMOPA leadership may consider exceptions to this policy in limited cases of hardship (e.g., hospitalization, death in immediate family) although exceptions to this policy are not guaranteed to be granted.



Sun Aviation, KVRB
3350 Cherokee Drive 

Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 562-9257

In advance of your arrival, please contact Sun Jet Center via email: [email protected] with your arrival date/time, departure date/time, fuel requirements, ground transportation needs/arrangements, and any other requests.

Hertz is on-site at Sun Jet Center. Avis and Enterprise are nearby and will deliver pre-booked rental cars plane-side.


More Information and to Register

To register, and to learn more information about PMOPA's 2024 East Coast Regional Event, please visit the 2024 East Coast Regional Event web page.