September 23, 2018, Fort Worth, TX: The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) has opened the floor for nominations to passionate student musicians for the 2019 FMA Solo program. FMA recognizes the correlation between hard work and skill required by both learning to fly and learning music. The path is unmistakable: practice, precision, working with others, multitasking, and ultimately performance.
The 2019 FMA Solo Scholarship Program is open for nominations from music directors. This scholarship is unique, assisting an aspiring flight student from zero time to solo. FMA is excited about the fifth year of this scholarship program because of the impact it has on the student, the community, aviation, and music.
Nominations are being accepted from Music Directors, now through January 31, 2019. Candidates must be a junior or senior high school music student with a passion for music and aviation. All nominees will receive a sponsored FMA student membership, including an FMA shirt and other items donated by FMA sponsors.
FMA President/CEO John Zapp said, “FMA loves assisting others who share our passions of flying and music. To be able to assist and watch our student members grow through aviation and music is such a rewarding experience. We have now soloed six students, with two in the wings! There are now three additional private pilots that have come from this program.” Zapp noted, "We are also looking for those in the aviation and music industry who want to jump on the FMA Bandwagon to be a part of this opportunity to grow aviation – the right way."
Our sponsors are doing their part. Thank them. Join them.
Bose Aviation – A20 Headsets, BOSE – SoundLink Revolves, Sporty’s Pilot Shop - Learn to Fly courses and product, MYGOFLIGHT –PLC Pro FMA custom flight bags, Gleim Aviation – Private Pilot Test Prep & Sport Pilot Kit, Hartzell Propeller, ForeFlight, and Honda Power Equipment. FMA also acknowledges Aviators Hot Line, Trade-A-Plane, and 121five.com for their extensive help in raising awareness for these and other FMA programs.
Help FMA and Aaron Tippin build more pilots.
“Flying and music are my two passions in life, and the Flying Musicians have put both of those together for a great cause. I believe educating the next generation is so important for music and aviation to continue on." – Aaron Tippin
To sponsor a student pilot or hold a HangarJam or Concert, either at your event/venue or as a standalone event, please contact FMA at Education@FlyingMusicians.org.
About the Flying Musicians Association, Inc.:
The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation (EIN: 80-0433326) for pilots who are musicians, spanning the globe, proficiency levels, and genres. Members share their passions in order to inspire, educate, and encourage through performances, presentations, networking, and scholarships.
The 2019 FMA Solo Packet is now available online.
Media Contact: John@FlyingMusicians.org or 817.501.3641
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