2022 FMA Solo Program Opens

Details at FMA Solo Program Flying Musicians Seek Student Musician Solo Program Scholarship Nominations 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 is open for nominations… 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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2021 FMA Solo Nominees

We are so fortunate to have received thirty-three nominations from North America, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. It was stressed to all that pilots use checklist to ensure accuracy and completeness. In order to succeed, they too will learn to use a checklist. Checklist is similar to sight reading music in that you must first look over the piece become familiar with the basics structure and the nuances that pertain to you. There are cases where you do not have time to consult a checklist. For these instances you must have the basics memorized. The breakdown of nominees is as follows: 25 – sr, 8 – jr, 12 – f, 21… Read More

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