The blending of two passions, flying and music, has led to the birth of a new group called Flying Musicians Association, Inc.
Founded by two pilot/musicians, John Zapp and Aileen Hummel, the group’s goal is to encourage, promote, educate and support these two passions among those who share them.
“I have met several pilots who are also musicians or who share an interest in music,” Hummel said. “One goal of the Flying Musicians Association is to generate the desire and yearning for both amongst the young people. Often, all a young musician or budding aviator needs is encouragement.”
Zapp added, “Math, science and music – after years of being associated with musicians and aviators I have realized there are many attributes which are shared by both groups. We believe that by flying around the country and visiting music programs we can expose youngsters to the thrill and fascination with aviation. Musicians and aviators alike love to share their passions and that is why we have decided to undertake this venture.”
The group’s first Fly-In Musicfest is scheduled for Nov. 7 at Fort Worth Spinks Airport (KFWS).
For more information: FlyingMusicians.org.