November 11, 2010
By Jill W. Tallman
The thousands of visitors to AOPA Aviation Summit’s Airportfest at Long Beach/Daugherty Field will be treated not only to the sweet sounds of turbine, jet, and propeller-driven aircraft, but also the strains of jazz, folk, and other musical genres when members of the Flying Musicians Association take the stage.
Musicians will be performing daily at Airportfest.
Among the artists set to appear are Ravi, a sport pilot and guitar player who toured with Hansen and has written for Flight Training magazine; Suzanne Brindamour, composer and performer of the soundtrack for the documentary Barnstorming; and Bradley Leighton, one of the world’s premier jazz flutists.
A complete schedule of performances is available on the Flying Musicians Association website. The musical performances and other activities at Airportfest are free and open to the public.
The musicians will perform at the Airportfest stage at 11 a.m. and noon daily. The stage is sponsored by Sennheiser. The Flying Musicians Association is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to educate youth in the science and art of aeronautics and music. —Jill W. Tallman
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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