‘Boots on the Ground’ to premiere at Mooney homecoming

A new DVD, “Boots on the Ground: The Men and Women Who Made Mooney,” will premiere April 10, the first night of the Mooney Aircraft and Pilots Association (MAPA) Homecoming at the Mooney factory in Kerrville, Texas.

The DVD project began in the winter of 2011 with the goal to collect as many stories as possible on video from the workers in the Mooney factory. The result are stories from folks who worked at Mooney for 20 to more than 50 years.

Mooney Ambassadors co-founders Jolie Lucas and Mitch Latting said they were given unparalleled access to the factory and enjoyed tremendous support from the staff that was present while the company was in hibernation.

Mooney is now back in production, making the Acclaim Type S.


Frank Crawford, Tech Support, Don Muncy, Camera, Bill Wheat, Test Pilot/Engineer, Jolie Lucas, Mitch Latting (in white shirt), Herbie Witt, design engineer

The premiere is open to all. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 7:15.

Commemorative DVDs with a limited edition Mooney Ambassador/Boots T-shirt will be available at the event. DVDs will soon be available at the MAPA website

A trailer can be viewed here.

The all-volunteer Mooney Ambassadors service group was formed shortly after Mooney Airplane Co. ceased production in 2008. The Mooney Ambassadors mission is to fly Mooney airplanes to existing airport days/aviation events, display the airplanes, and educate the public about general aviation, and the positive aspects general aviation brings to their community.

For more information about the Mooney Ambassadors go to MooneyAmbassadors.com


  1. Doug Watson says

    I spent 12 years with 2 different Ovation 2’s. a 200 and 2005 GX. My family and I enjoyed many trips cross country and to Oshkosh. It was comfortable, fast, enjoyable, and a delight to fly. I am so glad Mooney is on the mend (again).

  2. says

    Great to have you back. Was the proud owner of N6863 Several years ago. Still love that Mooney it gave the family lots of great memories. I now have a Comanche but will always have a soft place in my heart for “Bella”. Good luck.

  3. Chuck Werninger says

    Can’t wait to see the documentary and I know we’ll all be glad to see new planes coming down the assembly line again. Mooney, we’ve missed you!

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