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Flying Musicians Perform at Airportfest: Hartford, CT, USA

The Flying Musicians Association’s (FMA) members in the North East will be showcased daily on the Main Stage at Hartford-Brainard Airport during the Airportfest portion of the AOPA Aviation Summit. “This is our chance to showcase members in the North East,” says FMA co-founder John Zapp! Come out for lunch at the airport and enjoy truly fantastic music by truly talented Flying Musicians. FMA’s appearance is sponsored by Sennheiser.

FMA will also have booths at Airportfest as well as in the convention center, #1215. Stop by to find out how you can become involved or how FMA can provide music at your next aviation related event. “We are in the midst of establishing chapters at Colleges and Universities around the country,” says John Zapp. Find out how you can help start one at your alma mater.

FMA will give a presentation on Thursday at 3:30 in Conference room 7. All are encouraged to attend to find out more about FMA, how you can become involved: as a member, corporate member, sponsor, or volunteer. Light snacks will be provided!

FMA will also have their annual meeting at the Hartford Marriot Downtown in conference room 7 on Friday from 3:30 until 4:30pm. The meeting is open to all FMA members, to those interested in aviation and/or music, and to friends of FMA.

Performers and Schedule at Airportfest:

• Thursday (9/22)
o 11am - Jon Greene Group (Funk/Rock/Jazz/Fusion)
o 12:30pm - Max Gross (Country/Folk/Bluegrass)
• Friday (9/23)
o 11am - Ravi (Rock/Pop Singer/Songwriter)
o 11:45am - Ian Blair Fries, MD (Accordion)
o 12:15pm - Lee Ross (Classic Rock)
• Saturday (9/24)
o 11am - Jon Greene Group (Funk/Rock/Jazz/Fusion)
o 12:10pm - Nik Tarascio (Rock, Alternative Rock)

For more information including performer Bios’, please visit the FMA website.
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About FMA
The Flying Musicians Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that took off in 2009 by blending two passions: flying and music. FMA was founded by two pilot/musicians, John Zapp and Aileen Hummel, who have made it their quest to encourage, promote, educate and support these two passions. The mission of the organization is: “Pilot Musicians sharing their passion while encouraging and educating youth in the science and art of aeronautics and music.”

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser aviation headsets are in use by professional and private pilots throughout the world. Each set combines balanced audibility with optimum comfort and simple operation. Sennheiser is also a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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The Flying Musicians Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that took off in 2009 by blending two passions: flying and music. FMA was founded by two pilot/musicians, John Zapp and Aileen Hummel, who have made it their quest to encourage, promote, educate and support these two passions. The mission of the organization is: “Pilot Musicians sharing their passion while encouraging and educating youth in the science and art of aeronautics and music.”