Jovie at Museum of Flight

2022 FMA Solo Recipient

It is with much gratitude that we are able to fund a scholarship this year, 2022, amongst all of the uncertainties including the pandemic which has decimated society over the last 2 years. Hi! My name is Jovie and I am an aspiring pilot and avid musician. I have been playing flute for the past eight years, and more recently have added on piccolo. I play in the top orchestra in my school, am in my school’s chamber club and have been part of many youth orchestras around Seattle over the years. I have also spent time tutoring flute to elementary school students. For the past several years I have… Read More

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2022 FMA Solo Finalists

2022 FMA Solo Finalists

We welcomed 37 new student members through the program this year. Six were chosen as finalist. Recipient(s) will be selected by the FMA board and announced by May 1, 2022. All 37 nominees are encouraged to become active. Many have done so. The program is more than just a scholarship, it’s an introduction to a network of like-minded individuals. This network will last a lifetime. Each year, for the past seven, we have administered this program which has several components: introduce student musicians to the association, nurture their passions for music and aviation, and assist those with the resources we have. Those resources have declined over the last two-plus years… Read More

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Commercial Pilot - Scott Lutte

Scott’s in Omaha

(update 5/6/2022: Scott is now a commercial pilot.) Scott Lutte, 2019 FMA Solo recipient, headed to Omaha, Nebraska shortly after graduating high school in South Texas. His journey has been exciting and filled with successes, one after another, tied to goals and a determination to achieve. This recent article that Scott penned for AviNation will give you a good glimpse into his life as a flying musician. Click here or the article image to read.

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Jake Myers takes the oath of enlistment

University, Flying, ROTC, & Other Adventures

Jake Myers, 2020 FMA Solo scholarship recipient, has a huge update. Stories like his are the best part of assisting others. With his first semester completed at Penn State University, Jake made the best of his reunion with family. “While home over Christmas, I finally got the opportunity to take my family flying. It was a dream come true, and a super cool thing to be able to do.” There is no doubt Jake’s family are very proud of his accomplishments. His FMA family is too. Many of us look forward to catching up on the latest news from Jake regarding his aviation and music journey as well as his… Read More

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2022 FMA Solo Program Opens

Details at FMA Solo Program Flying Musicians Association Seek Student Musician Scholarship Nominations Learn to Fly with FMA October 6, 2021, Fort Worth, TX:  The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) recognizes the correlation between hard work and skill required by both learning to fly and learning music — practice, precision, working with others, multitasking, and ultimately performance — and to that end, has opened the floor to nominations for the eighth year to passionate student musicians for the 2022 FMA Solo program. The program has averaged two scholarships per year in the first seven years while welcoming hundreds of student members into the FMA network. The 2022 FMA Solo Scholarship Program… 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 FMAsolo.org 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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Shaylene Abrey-Webster

2021 FMA Solo Recipient

It is with much pleasure that we announce the 2021 FMA Solo program scholarship recipient, Shaylene Abrey-Webster. We received thirty-three nominees from across North America including Canada, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Shaylene, a Canadian, was selected from five outstanding finalists. With this announcement, FMA has now awarded 14 learn to fly scholarships to high school music students in seven years – 3 in Canada. A few words from our 2021 FMA Solo Program Scholarship Recipient. My name is Shaylene Abrey-Webster and I was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I am currently attending Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. I have achieved Honours with Distinction from grade… Read More

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