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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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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 ...

Project SkyLab Groundbreaking

For Immediate Release January 14, 2020 Lakeland, Florida: The media and public are invited to join the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) break ground on “Project SkyLab”, a $4.6M expanded facility at SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus Wednesday, January 15th at 11:00am. The ceremony will be attended by many government dignitaries (state, county and city), community leaders, and philanthropic ...

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to Make Inaugural Landing At SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

For Immediate Release January 13, 2020 Lakeland, Florida: The world’s only flying ophthalmic teaching hospital makes its inaugural landing in Lakeland, FL at the 46th annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo taking place March 31st – April 5th, 2020. Orbis International’s Flying Eye Hospital is an MD-10 aircraft that travels the world providing first-rate surgical services ...
Rick Garcia congratulating Garrett Gonzalez

Sixth Annual ‘Solo To Success’

The sixth annual ‘Solo To Success’ was held Friday, November 22, on the campus of the Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) to honor 32 recipients of the James C. Ray Scholarship Fund who had successfully completed their first solo flight. In honor of their achievement, each student was recognized and invited to participate in ...

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 ...
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