July 24, 2014: Fort Worth, TX: The Flying Musicians Association will once again unite pilots who are musicians at the Big Dance in Oshkosh, WI for the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - the biggest Fly-In in the world.
This is FMA’s five-year anniversary and fifth year participating at AirVenture. We have persevered through some tough times and growing pains though our members continue to shine. Sharing time, talents and passion with others is what FMA members do best.
Members will be busy again this year performing at private parties, hosting jams, being interviewed by EAA Radio on The Morning Pre-Flight show daily and of course cherishing magical moments with airplanes and pilots from around the world.
Come out and join us on Thursday night (7/31/2014) at the Red Barn in the Ultralight area from 6pm until 11pm to share your musical talents and or to enjoy the wonderfully eclectic music by pilots from around the world. There will be a sound system as well as extra instruments if you are unable to fit yours in the plane. In the past, we've enjoyed music from just about every genre: country, bluegrass, jazz, folk, classical and even opera. The variety is as diverse as the types of aircraft and pilots in attendance.
FMA member Ian Fries will have his new TBM 900 on display at Boeing Plaza for the DAHER SOCATA press conference, Monday July 28, 2014, 11am. Perhaps when you visit his aircraft you will get a chance to hear a French Musette played by Ian on his beautiful Roland accordion. When asked about the trip to Europe and the return trip in the 900, Ian said, “I got to play the accordion in Paris!”
FMA has been very fortunate to continue to grow our outreach while sponsors continue to step up. Corporate membership is continuing to increase too with word of mouth being the key. When companies such as Bose, Sennheiser, Sensenich and AOPA support FMA through corporate membership you can rest assure they have done their due diligence and others are likely to follow. Jump on the FMA Bandwagon today! Show your support for those who voluntarily share their time, talents and passions to create enthusiasm, excitement and growth in the industry.
About the Flying Musicians Association, Inc.:
The Flying Musicians Association (FMA), founded in 2009, is an organization of pilots who are musicians, spanning the globe, proficiency levels, and genres. The skills required to play an instrument and fly an aircraft have marked similarities, from precision and multitasking to listening and fine motor skills. By educating others about these common attributes, we hope to further interest in both. The goal is to share our passions in order to inspire, educate, and encourage others by creating enthusiasm and promoting personal growth in aviation and music.
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