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FMA Lands in DeLand
October 27, 2016: Fort Worth, TX: Flying Musicians Land in DeLand

The Flying Musicians Association will unite music lovers and musicians in aviation and the community at the first DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase in Florida, November 3-5, at KDED, the DeLand Municipal Airport.

When Jana and Gary Filip (Sport Aviation Administrator and Field Director, respectively) told us “there will be a stage for FMA,” how could we say no!

Music will be provided daily from 11:00am until 1pm by local musicians and Flying Musicians. Members will be on hand daily from 9am -5pm to talk about FMA programs and scholarships, swap aviation/music stories, and for impromptu music.

John Zapp, co-founder and President of FMA says, “The opportunity to reach out to fellow musicians, whether pilots or not, to inspire, educate, and encourage folks to follow their passion in music and flight is fantastic! We are thrilled to participate in this inaugural event.”

Zapp expects to promote the FMA Solo Scholarship locally, affording high school juniors and seniors a chance to go from the ground to flying solo. “We are expecting 150-plus high school ROTC in addition to Civil Air Patrol Cadets to attend Thursday’s special performance and presentation featuring 2015 FMA Solo scholarship winner, Drew Medina.” Drew is now a freshman at the University of Florida in Gainesville as an aerospace engineering student.

About the DeLand Sport Aviation Village and Showcase:
The first annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase will host 98 exhibitors of aircraft, engines, avionics, headsets, tools, tires, pilot gear, and more -- everything sport aviation, all in one place! Daily demo flights, manufacturers’ showcase flights, educational workshops and forums, homebuilts on display, and under-wing camping available. Onsite food concessionaires. Fly in for the day or the weekend! Exhibits open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. DeLand is committed to sport aviation!
Visit: DeLand Sport Aviation Village and Showcase
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About the Flying Musicians Association, Inc.: The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for pilots who are also musicians that welcomes all proficiency levels and musical genres. The goal is to share our passions to inspire, educate, and encourage through presentations, performances, and scholarships. “Pilot Musicians sharing their passion while encouraging and educating youth (& adults) in the science and art of aeronautics and music.” More: http://FlyingMusicians.org
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