FMA Solo Program Seeking Nominations Until January 31, 2018

Flying Musicians Association Seeks Worthy Student Musicians for Scholarship and Internship Programs


August 17, 2017, Fort Worth, TX: The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is proud to announce two programs focused on the high school and college music students with a passion for aviation. FMA recognizes the correlation between the 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 2018 FMA Solo Scholarship Program is open for nominations from music directors. This scholarship is unique, bringing an aspiring flight student from zero time to solo. FMA is excited about the fourth year of this scholarship program because of the impact it has on the student, the community, aviation, and music.

The selected student will be awarded a flight training scholarship, from Day One through Solo, with a participating flight instructor or school in his or her area. FMA members will be there to mentor that student pilot in both aspirations -- aviation and music. This built-in network has led to great success in the first two years of the program. Nominations are being accepted from Music Directors, now through January 31, 2018. Candidates must be a junior or senior high school music student with a passion for music and aviation. All nominees will receive a FREE one year FMA student membership, including a FMA shirt and other items donated by FMA sponsors.

Applications are being accepted for the FMA Internship Program for fall 2017, winter and summer 2018 semesters. “Practical experience, industry knowledge, and networking are critical for student success. This program provides students the opportunity to gain all three.” - Leonard Assante, Associate Professor Vol State College

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 two students, with four in the wings!” 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, Sporty’s Pilot Shop - Learn to Fly courses, MYGOFLIGHT –PLC Pro FMA custom flight bags, Gleim Aviation – PP Test Prep & Sport Pilot Kit, Banjo Ben Clark – Memberships for online music lessons. FMA also acknowledges Aviators Hot Line, Trade-A-Plane,, and for their extensive help in raising awareness for these and other FMA programs.

Help FMA build more pilots.
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

About the Flying Musicians Association, Inc.:
The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation (EIN: 80-0433326) of pilots who are musicians, spanning the globe, proficiency levels, and genres. The goal is to share our passions in order to inspire, educate, and encourage through performances, presentations, and scholarships.

The 2018 FMA Solo Packet is now available online.
The FMA Internship Program details are now available online.
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