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About Us

Engage, educate, accelerate the next generation of aerospace professionals.

The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has emerged as a nationally recognized leader in STEM-related and aerospace education through its various learning centers, outreach programs, scholarships, and summer camps aimed at engaging, educating and accelerating the next generation of aerospace professionals. ACE is the home of the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, one of the largest aviation events in the world, the Florida Air Museum which is Florida’s official Aviation Museum and Education Center, and the Lakeland Aero Club which is the country’s largest high school flying club. ACE is the world’s leader in producing licensed teenage private pilots and delivers youth programs that engage over 50,000 students a year.

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that markets and supports year-round events, including one of the world’s largest annual aviation events, the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo. Proceeds from these events provide funding for the the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In annually raises over $2M for ACE, enabling the delivery of STEM-related and aerospace education programs and scholarships.

Mission Statement

Engage, educate, accelerate the next generation of aerospace professionals.