Jovie's First Flight

Discovery flight

Hi everyone! I wanted to share that about a week ago I went on my Discovery flight. I had been thinking about doing this for over a month, and I finally sent things into motion. I had been looking forward to it– very excited, and a little nervous. I tried to mentally prepare myself, but I found that you cannot prepare yourself for the whole experience. I was lucky enough to fly up at a time to see this sunset, it was beautiful. There’s not a real way to describe it. Up there, it feels serene, because everything going on below feels so far away and insignificant. That day, I… Read More

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One Signal Notifications


One Signal has been chosen as the notification method for the immediate future. Notifications rage from news stories to action request. This method should be available on all browsers including mobile. You must allow this notification method on each device you use where you decide you want to be notified. When you visit the FMA website a dialogue box will drop down from the top. Click “Allow.” Then look for the round red circle with a bell in the middle on the bottom right hand side of the browser window. Hoover over the icon to see your status – Subscribe, Subscribed, or You’ve Blocked Notifications. Click on the bell to… Read More

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Flown West

During Thanksgiving we all cherish family and friends. Some of those are no longer with us. They touched our lives and will always be remembered for their friendship. FMA was founded and grew with the help of many of these fine people. Today, 11/25/2021, we give thanks for their contributions. God Speed my friends. Read about each here. If you know of a member, or one who contributed to FMA’s success, who has passed please let us know. Read More About Each

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FMA Member Wins NBAA Gold

Writer/musician and FMA member James Wynbrandt received the National Business Aviation Association’s 2021 Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence for his article “Flying in the Age of COVID-19,” which appeared in Business Jet Traveler magazine. This was his second consecutive Gold Wing Award.  On the music front, Wynbrandt, who flies a Mooney M20K 252, is recording new songs written during the lockdown, and specialty label Omnivore Records recently released “The Miamis — Lost Band of the CBGB Era (1974-1979),” documenting songs and performances of his popular New York group of the time.  In addition to Wynbrandt’s aviation writing, the Third Edition of his “A Brief History of Saudi Arabia” (Facts… Read More

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Jake Becomes a Private pilot

Jake Becomes a Private Pilot

Jake Myers became a private pilot then flew to AirVenture. What a trip! The 2020 FMA Solo class bats 1000. “It feels amazing, and I have already given rides to my little sister and a friend. It’s awesome to get to share flight with other people. And the cherry on top… I got to go to AirVenture the day after my check ride to work at the Bristell booth with my instructor.” Read Jake’s entire journal entry and leave a comment at Read all about Jake’s journey at the FMA Solo Blogsite. SUPPORT THE FMA SOLO PROGRAM

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Private Pilot - Jacob Burdette

Jacob Earns Private Pilot Certificate

Jacob Burdette, one of two 2020 FMA Solo program scholarship recipients, successfully completed the checkride at Kent State for his FAA Private Pilot certificate. “I am happy to announce that I am finally a Private Pilot! I took my oral exam on June 3rd and the flight portion on June 4th. The oral took me about two and a half to three hours total to complete, but it didn’t feel like it. Since Kent State is a Part 141 school, I get a grade for both my oral and practical parts of the checkride. I am proud to say that I received…” Read Jacob’s entire journal entry and leave a comment… Read More

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My Journey to Flight vol.1.3

Mr. Bob This 3 part story journals FMA student member Autumn Pepper Rhodes’ quest of flight. I have been a member of my local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter for five years. Volunteering at our monthly pancake breakfast, Young Eagle rallies, and aviation events have allowed me to meet many experienced pilots. For the past several years, I have been teaching the introduction to flight class for our new Young Eagles. It was on one of these Sunday Young Eagle rallies that I met Bob DiCello. Mr. Bob flew down from a neighboring town for our pancake breakfast. I was helping out with our Young Eagle class. Once our new Young… Read More

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