Flying Musicians Will Land in DeLand

The Flying Musicians Association will unite music lovers and musicians in aviation and the community at the first DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase in Florida, November 3-5, at KDED, the DeLand Municipal Airport.

When Jana and Gary Filip (Sport Aviation Administrator and Field Director, respectively) told us “there will be a stage for FMA,” how could we say no!

Music will be provided daily from 11:00am until 1pm by local musicians and Flying Musicians. Members will be on hand daily from 9am-5pm to talk about FMA programs and scholarships, swap aviation/music stories, and for impromptu music.

John Zapp, co-founder and President of FMA says, “The opportunity to reach out to fellow musicians, whether pilots or not, to inspire, educate, and encourage folks to follow their passion in music and flight is fantastic! We are thrilled to participate in this inaugural event.”

Zapp expects to promote the FMA Solo Scholarship locally, affording high school juniors and seniors a chance to go from the ground to flying solo. “We are expecting 150-plus high school ROTC in addition to Civil Air Patrol Cadets to attend Thursday’s special performance and presentation featuring 2015 FMA Solo scholarship winner, Drew Medina.” Drew is now a freshman at the University of Florida in Gainesville as an aerospace engineering student.