In 2015 the Flying Musicians Association created a program whereby band directors nominate a junior or senior band member who excels and has a desire to fly.

Five outstanding finalists were selected from the nominees in 2015.  Texas, Illinois, Georgia and Florida were well represented. The hardest part was awarding just one scholarship.

In 2016, we doubled the nominations and thanks to Sky-Tec, and an anonymous donor, we are able to double the awards. Nominations were received from California, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Tennessee, Idaho, New Jersey, and Oklahoma,

In 2017 we continue to see nominations grow, including two from Canada. We look forward to bestowing upon each nominee a FREE student membership. Each will receive a package from us with a FMA bag, FMA shirt, FMA keychain, and other items from our generous sponsors. Nominations were received from: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Manitoba, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ontario,  Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

Visit the 2017 page for updates. For more information about the 2017 FMA Solo Program, visit our website.

So far, each winner will receiving a custom FMA flight bag pro, a Sporty’s learn to Fly online course, and a Gleim Private Pilot Test Prep along with guidance and funds to solo an aircraft. Each winner will also receive a one year membership in the Banjo Ben Clark website for free online lesson on guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Ben was a member of Taylor Swift’s band.

A HUGE thank you to sponsors of this year’s scholarships: Sporty’s Pilot ShopMYGOFLIGHT, Gleim Aviation, Banjo Ben Clark.  Promotion and advertising were provided by Aviators Hot Line and Trade-A-Plane.




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