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Project: Stratos 2020

Topic for 2020: A Clear Vision of Aviation in the Future   What: Student Arts & Leadership Series Who: High School Students How: Enter into any or all four categories by sending an email with your name and shirt size to Stratos@flysnf.org. Please identify which categories you will be participating ...
National Anthem Auditions

National Anthem Auditions

Calling all those amazing singers who are Polk County residents and are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. We are pleased to announce open auditions for the daily performance of the National Anthem at the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo - Tuesday, March 31 to Sunday, April ...
Coloring Zenith

Help Us Design Our Zenith

ACE partnered with Able Flight, a unique organization that shares a similar belief that learning to fly is a life changing experience. This partnership will enable those with physical disabilities an opportunity to earn their Light Sport Pilot Certificate in a customized aircraft that meets their physical needs, instruction from ...

SUN ‘n FUN Announces New Corporate Structure

ACE Takes the Lead as SUN ‘n FUN Flies into the Future FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1st, 2019  LAKELAND, FL – The annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In has been an iconic mainstay in Lakeland, FL for over four decades, and in that time, millions have attended the annual gathering of aviation ...
Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame

ACE Executive Director Inducted into Kansas Hall of Fame

For Immediate Release September 21, 2019 Wichita, Kansas - The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is pleased to announce the induction of our Executive Director, Mr. C. Edward Young to The Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame. The Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame was created to preserve the memory of extraordinary ...
Making STEM Fly

Classroom to the Sky – Make STEM Fly!!

No matter the grade level, teachers are always looking for new, innovative ways to infuse important subject matter into their lessons. What teacher hasn't been challenged by students with the proverbial, "when are we ever going to use this in real life" question? Classroom to the Sky at the Aerospace ...
Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian – Islands of the Bahamas Relief Effort

THANK YOU For Helping Us Help The Bahamas SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE)  initiated a relief effort to send supplies to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Islands of The Bahamas. The response from the community was TREMENDOUS! To date, we ...
Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum

Aerospace Discovery At The Florida Air Museum To Participate In Blue Star Museums Program

Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. For Immediate Release May 23, 2019 Lakeland, Florida – Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, ...
Billy Henderson

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Inc. mourns the loss of its Founder, Billy Henderson, and shares the date for his Celebration of Life.

For Immediate Release May 6, 2019 Lakeland, FL: The aviation industry was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a friend, Billy Henderson, this past April 12th 2019. Founder and former Executive Director of SUN 'n FUN Fly-In, Billy Henderson’s family and extended SUN ‘n FUN family will be ...
Sean Soltz - Top Gun Citation of Merit Winner

ACE Awards $110K in College Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 12, 2020LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE), home of the annual SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo, awarded $110,000 in aerospace college scholarships to eight (8) top performing Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) graduates from the Class of 2020 at the Ceremony of Success event held June 11th at the Florida Air ...

Aerospace Center for Excellence brings Destination Aviation Summer Camp Online!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 22, 2020LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE), home of the annual SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo, is pleased to announce that it will host its world-renowned Destination Aviation Summer Camp for participants online for the summer of 2020. The ACE Team will be delivering content designed for campers 11-17 years old covering aviation lessons, ...
ACE receives 300 Ipads

ACE Receives 300 iPads from American Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 1, 2020LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE) is pleased to announce American Airlines has donated 300 iPads as part of the airline’s initiative, To Care for People on Life's Journey. The generous gift of tablets and chargers will help fuel ACE’s mission to Engage, Educate and Accelerate the next generation of ...
100th Scholarship Pilot Logo

Aerospace Center for Excellence Celebrates 100th Scholarship Pilot

For Immediate Release February 25, 2020 Lakeland, FL: An unprecedented and significant milestone was recently reached at the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). The organization announced today that it has now created 100 teenage Private Pilots through its highly successful flight scholarship initiative. Supported by the James C. Ray Foundation and the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, ...
Dr. Sherrod R. Campbell III

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Mourns death of Board Member Dr. Sherrod R. Campbell III

For Immediate Release January 23, 2020 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Board Member, Dr. Sherrod R. Campbell III went west on his final flight January 18th, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida surrounded by his family as a result of Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was 82. Dr. Campbell was a strong supporter of the ...

Two Runs, One Cause: Aerospace Education

PLEASE NOTE – THE TEST YOUR GPS 5K RUN HAS BEEN POSTPONED. DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! Is 2020 the year you resolve to run more and support the future of aviation? Well then have we got a deal for you! The Aerospace Center for Excellence is hosting the inaugural Test Your GPS ...
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