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.
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