Flying Musicians return to Oshkosh

The Flying Musicians Association will once again unite pilots who are musicians at the Big Dance in Oshkosh, Wis., for the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

This is FMA’s five-year anniversary and fifth year participating at AirVenture, according to association officials.

Members will perform at private parties, hosting jams, and being interviewed by EAA Radio on The Morning Pre-Flight show daily.

The association invites all pilots who are attending the show to join them Thursday, July 31, at the Red Barn in the Ultralight area from 6 pm until 11 pm to share your musical talents and or to enjoy music by pilots from around the world. There will be a sound system, as well as extra instruments, if you are unable to fit yours in the plane.

“In the past, we’ve enjoyed music from just about every genre: country, bluegrass, jazz, folk, classical and even opera,” officials note. “The variety is as diverse as the types of aircraft and pilots in attendance.”

FMA, founded in 2009, is an organization of pilots who are musicians, spanning the globe, proficiency levels, and genres. The skills required to play an instrument and fly an aircraft have marked similarities, from precision and multitasking to listening and fine motor skills, association officials note.

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