MooneyMAX 2018

The MooneyMAX Round-up Conference and Workshops will take place October 10-14, 2018 at East Texas Regional Airport, Longview, Texas. This event is an educational event for the enthusiastic Mooney community and dedicated to enhancing safety, maintaining aircraft, and love of flying.

The newly built Hilton Garden Hotel and Conference Center will be the host hotel of the Round-up Conference and Workshop with over 8,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and pre-function space. Exhibitors will be in the large 1,500 sq. ft. pre-function area, immediately outside all meeting rooms, and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Oct 11th and 12th.

To start off the conference you are cordially invited to the Opening Cocktail Party, Wednesday evening, October 10th.

A full schedule of new exciting speakers with new educational topics is being lined up for Thursday, Oct. 11th and Friday, Oct. 12th. Buffet luncheon provided in the pre-function area for all participants.

Workshops will be all day Friday, Oct. 12th and Saturday, Oct 13th: MooneyMAX Maintenance, Right Seat Ready©, and Mooney Caravan.

Saturday will be a day of more aviation seminars, a tour of Mid America Flight Museum (all aircraft are currently flying aircraft).

Saturday evening reception and dinner: Beautiful private Lake Cherokee, Cherokee Country Club.

All workshops and seminars are included with registration: $250 per person with early registration $215 through end of AirVenture.


Special Saturday evening Keynote Speaker: Mr. Kenneth Bowersox, U.S. Naval Aviator (Ret.), Former NASA Astronaut and Shuttle Pilot

Kenneth Bowersox served as the Interim Chair of the NASA Advisory Council from June 2016 to January 2017. He is a retired U.S. Naval Aviator, with over 19 years of experience at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Selected to the astronaut corps in 1987, he has flown five times on NASA’s Space Shuttle, serving as pilot, commander and mission specialist, and once on a Russian Soyuz, where he served as the flight engineer during descent. During his five orbital missions, Bowersox has logged over 211 days in space, including five and a half months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), where he was the mission commander of the 6th expedition. He was also a crew member for the first two Hubble Space Telescope repair flights and two United States Microgravity Laboratory flights.

Subsequent to his mission aboard the ISS, Bowersox served as the director of the Johnson Space Center’s Flight Crew Operations Directorate, retiring from NASA and the U.S. Navy in December, 2006. After retirement, he remained involved with the U.S. space exploration program as a member of the standing review boards for ISS, Space Shuttle, and the Constellation Program. From 2009-2011, Bowersox was the Vice President of Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance at SpaceX. Currently, Ken works as an independent technical consultant, advising clients on spacecraft design, proposal development, and providing independent assessment of technical programs. He joined the NASA Advisory Council in November 2013, and served as Chair of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee.


Hilton Garden Inn and Event Center

905 East Hawkins Parkway – Longview, TX 75605
Room Rate: $119.00 (includes cooked to order breakfast for two guests each day)
For Online Reservations: Hilton Online Reservations
For additional information related to the Hilton Garden Inn in Longview, TX: 903-212-3000

For additional information please contact:
Don Maxwell Aviation Services, Inc.
390 Central Road
Longview, Texas 75603
Phone: 903-643-9902
Don Maxwell, Paul Maxwell, Jan Maxwell