Lancaster Airport to Host FMA Fly-In MusicJam

The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) and the Lancaster Airport Authority, in cooperation with Fiorentino’s Italian Restaurant & Bar and the Civil Air Patrol-Jesse Jones Composite Squadron 304, will hold a Fly-In MusicJam at Lancaster Airport in Pennsylvania, Sept. 12-13.

This two-day event is geared to inspire, educate and encourage while enjoying aviation, music and friendships, new and old, according to organizers.

Headline sponsors include propeller manufacturer Sensenich Propellers (in Lititz since 1932), as well as Bose, Sony, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Liberty Sport Aviation and Gleim Aviation.

“The Lancaster Airport is excited to have the Flying Musicians Association choose Lancaster for their first Northeast Fly-In MusicJam. This event provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn more about this dynamic organization, music, and the world of aviation,” said Kim Huber, Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Lancaster Airport.

Lancaster Airport AerialOn Friday, students at surrounding schools will be able to attend presentations by Flying Musicians who will inspire them through music performance, and explain the strong correlation between the skills required to play an instrument and fly an aircraft – precision, multitasking, listening, and fine motor skills. Students, parents, siblings, friends, and teachers are invited to the airport on Saturday to learn more about the physiological skills and ties between flying and creating and playing music, as they enjoy the music provided by FMs from around the country.

Flight Deck 2The entire community is invited to the Lancaster Airport on Saturday to enjoy breakfast in the terminal, starting at 8 am, provided by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for a small donation. Music will be provided by Flying Musicians and friends. Finally, a command performance of “Symphony in the Skies: a Correlation between Aviation and Music” will be presented at 10:30 am.

All musicians are invited to a HangarJam/Party on Friday night at the hangar of Liberty Sport Aviation to kick things off with music and plenty of hangar talk. On Saturday evening, everyone is welcome at Fiorentino’s for special showcase performances by select FM’s from around the country.

John Zapp, co-founder of FMA, states “Everyone is invited to fly or drive in to this beautiful community, bring your instrument(s) and/or voice to share with fellow aviation and music lovers and have fun. The event is a free celebration of passions.”

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