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2019 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In and Expo is First in Fun – Fast in Flight!

Immediate Release March 26, 2019 Lakeland, Florida: Each year, there are thoughtful predictions from the regulars as to the theme for the upcoming SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo. When those who go reflecting back on the event’s 45 year history, they agree that one thing has made it ...
Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum Unveils USSR MiG-21 donated by Draken International

For Immediate Release March 14, 2019 Lakeland, Florida: One of the most popular supersonic jets in aviation history, a Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, has a new home at the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). Draken International donated the single engine jetfighter to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum, a key component ...

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Shoots for the Stars in 2019

For Immediate Release March 12, 2019 It’s hard to fathom that a group of friends that had an idea to host a fly-In 45 years ago would see the event grow to be the second largest aviation expo in the world. No one imagined at that time that it would ...
Able Flight

Aerospace Center for Excellence Launches Partnership with Able Flight

For Immediate Release March 6, 2019 Lakeland, Florida: The Aerospace Center for Excellence, the educational component of SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Inc., is excited to announce its partnership with Able Flight, a unique organization that shares a similar belief that learning to fly is a life changing experience.  This partnership ...
Flight Night

SUN ‘n FUN Sponsors First Friday, Offers Ticket Discounts to Attendees

For Immediate Release February 22, 2019 Lakeland, FL:  SUN ‘n FUN, one of Lakeland’s most iconic events, is making it easier for locals to attend its weekend festivities while supporting Downtown Lakeland on March 1st, 2019. Appropriately named “Downtown Lakeland Flight Night hosted by SUN ‘n FUN”, the city’s First ...

Drone Shows To Light Up The Skies Over Lakeland During Sun ‘N Fun

The Sun ‘n FUN Fly-In strives to raise the bar each year. More spectacular airshows. Latest technology.  This year is no exception. In its 45th year, the nighttime airshow lineup has been expanded to include a new show performer. OR should we say 60 of them. It's a drone show! ...
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Aerospace Center for Excellence Adopts New Mission

As the new year begins, the Board of Directors for the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) has unanimously approved a bold, new mission statement citing objectives that will “engage, educate and accelerate” the next generation of aerospace professionals. If approved by the executive committee, the new mission statement will officially ...
Project Stratos

Project Stratos – Negotiation Training

The first session of Negotiation Training based on the best-selling, Harvard Negotiation Project book Getting to Yes (Part 1 and 2) will be held on January 30, 2019, in the Piedmont Experience (727) on the Central Florida Aerospace Academy / ACE  Campus. Students are encouraged to complete both parts of the program ...
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4 More High School Students Earn Their Wings at Aerospace Center for Excellence

For Immediate Release December 18, 2018 Lakeland, Florida: The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is proud to announce four (4) more James C. Ray Scholarship recipients have earned their wings! Each of these students achieved this milestone following very different paths but together they join a very elite group of ...
ACE shows off iPads donation from American Airlines

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 ...

Weight & Balance

Utilize the instructions on these worksheets to conduct your own weight and balance tests! Quick tip, you can open these images in a new tab or right click to save and print.

Whirlybird Template

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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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