About Us

About
Sun 'n Fun

About Us

About
Sun 'n Fun

Plane with SUN n FUN Logo

What we are

From its humble beginnings in 1974 as a fly-in for sport aviation enthusiasts, the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo has grown into one of the largest and most successful aviation events on earth. We are Florida’s largest annual convention of any kind, and each year over 200,000 visitors flock to what has become known as “Aviation’s Season Opener” or “Spring Break for Pilots.”

Pilots flying into the Expo are fascinated by the vision of hundreds of aircraft showcased in all shapes and sizes. Aircraft areas include Vintage, Homebuilt, Aerobatic, Warbird, Jet, and Light Sport. To serve all those flying in, a major trade show is part of SUN ‘n FUN. Over 500 exhibitors have an incredible lineup of products and services, hands-on workshops teach hundreds of building and maintenance skills, and dozens of forums educate pilots and maintainers about safety, new products, and an infinite number of other timely topics. Not just for pilots, SUN ‘n FUN has STEM and Career Fair activities, plus a Family Fun Zone and, of course, our world-famous daily and night airshows that feature breathtaking displays from dozens of military and civilian performers.

OUR CAUSE

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that markets and supports dozens of year-round events, including the Aerospace Expo. Proceeds from these events are the primary source of funding for The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), which 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. In addition to SUN ‘n FUN, ACE is the home of the Florida Air Museum, 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.

Vision Statement

“Build a Brighter Future Through Aviation”

Mission Statement

“Preserve and Enhance the Future of Flight Through World Class Events, Inspiring and Educating People of All Ages”

Redbird Flight Simulator

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AWARDS

SUN ‘n FUN could not exist without the selfless dedication of our event volunteers.  The CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Awards are presented annually to those volunteers who have gone beyond measure in their commitment to our event.

If you would like to nominate an outstanding volunteer for this award, please click here.

The individuals immediately below have been selected to receive the 2022 Chairman of the Board Award in recognition of their efforts and commitment to help make the SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo the successful event we all enjoy today!  Join us in congratulating them on a job well done!

2022 receipents

First NameLast NamePresented as a CoupleCityStateYear PresentedYOS
BeckyClarksonLakelandFL20229
GaryFurdellN. Ft. MyersFL202221
JanetGrabeOrlandoFL20226
JimGrabeOrlandoFL20226
PaulaHoenstineCrestviewFL202212
John "Lites"Leenhouts*LakelandFL202211
NancyLeenhouts*LakelandFL202211
EuegeneLeFlochTampaFL202210
BobMartinHuntsvilleOH20227
MaribethOverstreetBox ElderSD20229
DavidSecorMilwaukeeWI202220
NolanSmithPlant CityFL20225
WesleySmithPlant CityFL20225
JayneTaylorNew York CityNY20226

All Receipents

First NameLast NamePresented as a CoupleCityStateYear PresentedYOS
KimAbelsLakelandFL20137
CliffAikenLoganvilleGA201515
HendrikAkerboomGreenbayWI199827
JimAlbrandLake AlfredFL20216
LarryAlexanderLakelandFL20030
DonaldArchangeli*South BranchMI200728
KayArchangeli*South BranchMI200729
RachelArmaniPleasant GardenNC201011
WarrenArnaultMonte VerdeFL200335
AlisonAtkinsMaidstoneKent, UK200411
PeterAtkinsMaidstoneKent, UK20048
KimberleaBakerBurnsvilleMN201120
DanBarnes*Live OakFL200633
FranBarnes*Live OakFL200633
RonaldBarrettoSeminoleFL201522
JohnBaughPunta GordaFL19944
AlbertBazo, MDOcalaFL200326
CharlieBellino*LargoFL201316
VickiBellino*LargoFL201329
VictorBellino*LargoFL201310
DonBennettSalemNJ200726
JuanBlancoGreen Cove SpringsFL201825
EvelynBlink*WauchulaFL199416
LeoBlink*WauchulaFL199417
CarolynBlumAtlantaGA20000
CarolynBoggsTampaFL200220
WayneBoggsTampaFL199528
BrianBoltonLakelandFL200613
DanielBowmanDunnellonFL201815
PatriciaBoyce*LakelandFL199736
VictorBoyce*LakelandFL199737
JamesBrewerLakelandFL201028
DianeBrock*HawthorneFL200922
EdBrock*HawthorneFL200922
KeithBrock*HawthorneFL20098
BergonBrokaw*LeesburgFL199326
BuddyBrokaw*LeesburgFL199326
JeremyBrownLakelandFL200724
PeggyBrownLakelandFL19943
CharlieBukoski*Polk CityFL201225
JudyBukoski*Polk CityFL201226
BillBurkeOakvilleON200610
IrmaBurkeOakvilleON20066
ArthurBurtLakelandFL199437
EvelynBurtLakelandFL19940
JohnBurtonLakelandFL199918
KristinBurtonLakelandFL200211
PatsyByrd*Polk CityFL201731
RonByrd*Polk CityFL201731
LindaCallahan*LakelandFL19995
WillCallahan*LakelandFL19995
KimCapozziHawthorneFL201620
DavidCarlsonDundeeFL202110
DianaCarlsonDundeeFL202112
LindaCarter*UrbanaOH201517
PaulCarter*UrbanaOH201518
DorisCasey*LakelandFL200329
HarryCasey*LakelandFL200332
JohnnyCaskey*Polk CityFL200829
TheresaCaskey*Polk CityFL200824
JamesCaulderLakelandFL201730
JerryChabrianWest AlexandriaOH199516
KenChalkerSt. PetersburgFL199327
RoyChaseLimingtonME201518
JohnChasteenLakelandFL19970
BruceClarkLakelandFL199421
DaveClark*OcalaFL199420
MaryClark*OcalaFL199420
BeckyClarksonLakelandFL20229
KatyClementsLakelandFL201530
GeorgeCline, Jr.GreensboroNC199735
BillCockerSt. PetersburgFL199729
RobertCotnoirBrandonFL200719
JanCountsGrandburyTX199424
GoldaCox*AsheboroNC19940
JackCox*AsheboroNC19940
RobertCurtisEdgewaterFL200940
RonDahlyZellwoodFL199428
BudDavidson*Winter HavenFL199524
JoyceDavidson*Winter HavenFL199531
RichardDentonPlant CityFL201619
KenDieffenbachPunta GordaFL201224
JanDonerSarasotaFL200718
BobDoolittleLancasterOH200033
GingerDorcasBrunswickGA20137
WilliamDotyOcalaFL201627
PhilDu BoisSt. PetersburgFL199610
AllanDuncan*LakelandFL199437
JohnDuncanFlat RockNC199727
WinonaDuncan*LakelandFL199422
BobDunhamSun PrairieWI199530
DavidDupuisSeffnerFL201912
JennieDykeFairbornOH199525
CarlEaton*OkeechobeeFL200632
JamesEatonOakmontPA201639
LorraineEaton*OkeechobeeFL200629
FriedaEckerle*FlintMI199917
GlennEckerle*FlintMI199918
DaveEfurdLakelandFL201326
RobertEhlmanOkeechobeeFL201212
SusanEickhoffSt. PetersburgFL199345
PeteEideCincinnatiOH200625
FrankElliottDoverFL201814
RachelElswickLake AlfredFL199541
GeneEngleLakelandFL200220
DonEvansHamptonNH200311
JimFarrellKincardineON, Canada201417
DaleFauxLakelandFL199432
MarshaFauxLakelandFL199420
LyleFlaggBrandon FL199339
BuddyFletcherLakelandFL19980
MichaelFoppLangleyHertz, UK19980
HarryFornarotto, Jr.WilsonNC201213
DuaneFournierLakelandFL199426
NeldaFournierLakelandFL200326
DavidFrantzOcalaFL200241
MurrayFreemanMulberryFL201016
Mary BethFreyLakelandFL199911
DaveFullerLakelandFL201314
MarkFullmerSt. ClairMI202115
GaryFurdellN. Ft. MyersFL202221
RickGarciaLakelandFL19983
JaniceGardaLakelandFL201424
GrahameGatesVero BeachFL199329
WendyGaynorEnglewoodFL201629
BrianGeigerLakelandFL200028
KenGeraceBrandonFL201711
KathyGibsonPolk CityFL200916
BillGillespie*Thunder BayON, Canada201120
P.J.Gillespie*Thunder BayON, Canada201120
JoeGleaton*LizellaGA2019
Rhonda GailGleaton*LizellaGA201921
TerryGlover-SullivanGainesvilleFL201723
MelissaGoodsonLakelandFL201114
HarryGordonLakelandFL200218
JanetGrabeOrlandoFL20226
JimGrabeOrlandoFL20226
DonaldGreenStoddardNH201110
MichaelGreenLake WalesFL201516
EugeneGreenwood*LakelandFL200913
JanetGreenwood*LakelandFL200913
LorenaGrotefendParrishFL199320
CharlesGunterLakelandFL1999
GregoryHarbaughLakelandFL20056
JohnHarringtonPlacitasNM19996
WayneHarrisAltamontTN201531
FrancisHartLake WalesFL200410
GlenHartBartowFL20040
BeverleyHayden*OrlandoFL200821
BobHayden*OrlandoFL200822
RickHayesAvon ParkFL201812
TomHeffernanMacClennyFL200516
BuddyHelm*LakelandFL199433
DavidHelmLakelandFL200736
Mary LouHelm*LakelandFL199422
LisaHelm-MyhrerLakelandFL199728
AdairHenderson*LakelandFL199337
ArthurHendersonLakelandFL199726
BillyHenderson*LakelandFL199345
DonaldHendersonBartowFL201812
BeverlyHenrich*LakelandFL199523
BobHenrich*LakelandFL19953
LarryHensleyFloral CityFL201145
RobertHermanFostoriaOH201346
BonnieHigbieLakelandFL199428
KenHiggins*LakelandFL200936
PamHiggins*LakelandFL200938
BobHighley*LakelandFL199643
SusanHighley*LakelandFL199637
Brenda HillMurrell InletSC201425
PatHillTampaFL200128
GaryHillmanPenholdAR201719
JimHinkleNew BerlinWI20039
PaulaHoenstineCrestviewFL202212
MichaelHolleyLakelandFL20030
PaulHopkinsLakelandFL199339
RobertHopkinsEastonMD199338
Daniel 'Flipper'HuffstetlerYorktownVA201910
DonHuieLakelandFL201014
EarlHumbleLakelandFL200725
ChazzHumphrey*ImperialMO200119
SueHumphrey*ImperialMO200118
BobHuntOrlandoFL199928
LeightonHunterVeniceFL200028
RogerHuttonLakelandFL201023
ToddHuvardClaytonNC199811
CarolJamesDartfordKent201111
BillJanssenLakelandFL201315
DonJeeringsPlant CityFL201731
BillJohnLakelandFL199910
JaneJohnLakelandFL200012
BillJonesWinter ParkFL201917
DeemaJones*DecaturIL201230
MartinJonesMulberryFL199311
Ralph 'Speed'Jones*DecaturIL201220
GradyJuddWinter HavenFL20114
ErleneKaltenbachGrand RapidsOH19969
DaveKeimBloomingtonIL202128
CamilleKennedy*PflugervilleTX201713
HaroldKennedy*PflugervilleTX201713
BillKilbornMelbourneFL19940
ArtKilps*Punta GordaFL19960
JuneKilps*Punta GordaFL19960
JaneKimball*ZellwoodFL200734
JimKimball*ZellwoodFL200735
TrishaKingWinter HavenFL20199
RogerKing, Sr.BostwickFL20021
FrankKlattSt. Mary'sOH201514
GeorgeKlitschValricoFL199430
GordonKnappTampaFL199343
PhilKnightJupiterFL200410
BrettKrauseBloomingtonIL201911
LeonardKressJacksonvilleFL201625
AnnetteKrzusLakelandFL200919
BillKuhn*Polk CityFL201211
MarthaKuhn*Polk CityFL201211
JohnKurt*OwassoOK200211
SueKurt*OwassoOK200210
DannyKushmerBartowFL20148
TomLaFlamMulberryFL200425
DeloresLangley*RepublicMO199529
JimLangley*RepublicMO199529
PeteLansberyOblongIL201126
EvelynLatorreValricoFL201424
LindaLeCroyBrandonFL200731
John "Lites"Leenhouts*LakelandFL202211
NancyLeenhouts*LakelandFL202211
EuegeneLeFlochTampaFL202210
BobLeHoulierLakelandFL20080
GilLongLakelandFL20049
AliceLowell*HardwickMA201213
ChuckLowell*HardwickMA201214
LynnLudingtonExeterNH200311
MikeLunsfordLake WalesFL201638
EdLunzLakelandFL19971
TomMackLakelandFL199627
JamesMahoney*LakelandFL199439
LuMahoney*LakelandFL199422
Father AndrewMallickLakelandFL20030
BernieMaloneStuartFL199910
BobMartinHuntsvilleOH20227
LarryMartin*BridgewaterNJ19985
LauraMartin*BridgewaterNJ19982
MichaelMasciaLakelandFL199523
StewartMastTampaFL199715
MichaelMatlickLakelandFL20214
TimothyMcCauslandLakelandFL20020
WilliamMcClungTampaFL199426
RobinMcFarlandValricoFL201016
LeonardMcGintyThonotosassaFL199325
ClintonMcHenryNew Smyrna BeachFL19940
BetsyMcKay, RNOrmond BeachFL200732
AnnMcKee*LakelandFL200141
BillMcKee*LakelandFL200139
PhilMcKenzieO'BrienFL200019
SandyMcKenzieO'BrienFL200043
DavidMcQuearyPlant CityFL200925
BillMeyerJacksonvilleFL199821
FredMeylingLakelandFL199432
KimMeylingMulberryFL200826
BarbaraMilesLakelandFL200425
MarieMillerLakelandFL199825
MarvinMiller*RochesterIL201846
Sherry 'Sweetpea'Miller*RochesterIL201841
TrumanMiller*LakelandFL199825
AlbertMoore*LakelandFL201020
LibbyMorganSummerdaleAL201721
DonMorrisSt. PetersburgFL201445
IrisMorrisPlant CityFL199437
Donna-LeeMorris (Nattrass)BellevueNE199344
RoyMorrisonEagle LakeFL20146
RoscoeMortonFrostproofFL199339
CliffMullinsBexley HeathKent, UK201314
DouglasMurphyCollege ParkGA20110
WilliamMurryOcalaFL202127
DonNashSaratoga SpringsNY199817
DavidNielsenJerichoVT20156
RalphNobrigaNorthernCA19985
WynnNobrigaLakelandFL199826
JaniceNoeWauseonOH201014
BeverlyNordwallLakelandFL200129
DaleNordwallLakelandFL200829
ScotNorton*LakelandFL201514
SusanNorton*LakelandFL201511
KevinO'BrienSeffnerFL202124
ReneeO'BrienBay HeadNJ201923
JoOlcottHamdenCT199430
RayOlcottNokomisFL199426
BettyOrme*Highland CityFL199441
KirbyOrme*Highland CityFL199426
MaribethOverstreetBox ElderSD20229
JeanneParkerPort OrangeFL200021
WalterParkerPort OrangeFL200021
JohnPatterson*Winter HavenFL199810
MichlynPatterson*Winter HavenFL19980
JimPavlicin*GulfportFL199721
MaryPavlicin*GulfportFL199721
BonniePerkinsLakelandFL199345
TerryPerkinsLakelandFL200327
RexPerryLakelandFL199725
GertrudePetrowLyndon CenterVT200812
DennyPhillipsLakelandFL199416
Robert 'Pat'PhillipsWinter ParkFL201433
BillPierson*FairleeVT200813
JudyPierson*FairleeVT200815
DavidPiperSt. PetersburgFL199826
BonniePittenger*Lake WalesFL200910
DickPittenger*Lake WalesFL200912
WillyPittmanSarasotaFL199914
CurtisPittsHomesteadFL20050
AudreyPoberezny*OshkoshWI199326
PaulPoberezny*OshkoshWI199330
TomPobereznyOshkoshWI20015
C.W. GenePrattRiverviewFL201745
JimQuigleyNaplesFL200330
GaryQuillPunta GordaFL199814
PatQuinn*St. PetersburgFL199345
PhreddieQuinn*St. PetersburgFL199327
LarryQuintonCollingwoodON, Canada200221
TonyRestallSidcupKent, UK201421
GraceRhodes*LakelandFL200820
JackRhodes*LakelandFL200820
LouRidleyCulpepperSC200315
HarveyRiedelAndersonIN200728
NancyRiedelAndersonIN201226
MargieRifePunta GordaFL200717
RonaldRifePunta GordaFL200920
GlennRobinsonLakelandFL199713
MarionRoblesLakelandFL199325
JohnRoddaLakelandFL20000
WillieRoppLake WalesFL199326
CalvinRouseTampaFL19940
Royal Air Force CadetsKent Wing, DartfordKent, UK2011
KathyRubo*LakelandFL199628
RonRubo*LakelandFL199621
GraceRussell*SwantonOH199522
LarryRussell*SwantonOH199528
ErnieSanborn*LakelandFL200516
JoyceSanborn*LakelandFL200516
GeorgeSaunway*LakelandFL199410
MarylouSaunway*LakelandFL199410
GeorgeSavale*QueensburyNY200512
Mary EllenSavale*QueensburyNY200512
FloySawyer*LakelandFL199329
RockySawyer*LakelandFL199325
GenevieveScheimanJacksonvilleFL200526
KathySchenatoSt. PetersburgFL202122
BeatriceScherf*OrlandoFL200815
MelScherf*OrlandoFL200817
DaveSchlingmanWimaumaFL200129
WoodineSchoelerOcalaFL201622
BerniceScholler*Random LakeWI19962
RayScholler*Random LakeWI19960
PollySchroederLongboat KeyFL199815
DavidSecorMilwaukeeWI202220
Rose MarieSewell*Plant CityFL200213
SonnySewell*Plant CityFL200213
DavidShallbetterHypoluxoFL201241
RobinSheffieldLithiaFL200618
NormShermanBrown DeerWI19989
LauraSherwoodOrlandoFL201527
MerleShoafVero BeachFL199523
DianaSickafooseClevelandNC201412
JohnSickafooseGreen CoveFL201422
JackieSidwell*ClioMI200621
SidSidwell*ClioMI200617
Charles 'Harry'SilcoxLakelandFL201619
AndySimpsonMaidstoneKent20048
BillySimpsonBartowFL201812
RobertSloanLakelandFL201218
JohnSmallLakelandFL20107
ChadSmithLakelandFL20112
DianeSmith*The VillagesFL200145
HarrisonSmith*MulberryFL200430
JimmySmithMyrtle BeachSC199722
KeithSmithLakelandFL20117
MikeSmith*The VillagesFL200145
NolanSmithPlant CityFL20225
RonaldSmithLakelandFL200817
SusanSmith*MulberryFL200433
WesleySmithPlant CityFL20225
Mary JaneSmith-DavidClearwaterFL201717
JimmySnyderRossvilleGA199529
RodSpanierLakelandFL200238
SandraSpanierLakelandFL199340
JohnStarrLakelandFL199331
BobStebbins*Haines CityFL201014
SharonStebbins*Haines CityFL201014
DianSteegChillicotheIL201216
JimSteegChillicotheIL201216
MaxStengerBartowFL199321
CathyStewartPlant CityFL200622
SusanStewartFt.Myers BeachFL201814
JudyStiltner*LakelandFL20167
RonStiltner*LakelandFL201611
GlenStorkWinter HavenFL199335
GeneStricklandLakelandFL199720
GroverSummersWinter HavenFL199331
HubertTaltonDelandFL199930
RalphTarverPensacolaFL201017
SueTarver (Bishop-Stapleton)PensacolaFL200813
JayneTaylorNew York CityNY20226
JeanTaylor*LakelandFL201927
JimTaylor*LakelandFL201928
MarilynTheetgeJasperGA201316
GaryThomasLakelandFL200341
RalphThomasLakelandFL200228
StephenThomasLakelandFL200140
JoThompson*LakelandFL199344
William D. 'Duffy'Thompson*LakelandFL199340
DeanTiltonLakelandFL199939
ZipTraskLakelandFL199819
WilliamTruebeMelbourneFL199927
LauraVaughnLakelandFL199828
EdwardVeresLakelandFL199738
DaveVergasonPalmettoFL19940
MiltonVoigtWinter HavenFL199437
MikeVorceLakelandFL199918
BarbaraWalters-PhillipsWinter ParkFL201426
Linda K.WarnerNaplesFL201322
HaroldWarrenTampaFL199720
JohnWarrenHighland CityFL200213
DavidWaugh*LakelandFL200819
Mary LouWaugh*LakelandFL200818
JohnWendelLakelandFL20005
JeffWhartonLakelandFL200337
KristenWhartonLakelandFL201216
BillWheelerWinter HavenFL201737
LyleWheelerSarasotaFL200135
ClydeWhitmanAuburndaleFL202112
GiniWhitmanAuburndaleFL202114
FrankWhittamZolfo SpringsFL200623
BillWilliamsLakelandFL199735
DonnaWilsonOcalaFL199737
KenWiseLakelandFL200924
WalterWittholzAuburndaleFL201428
JohnWohlgemuthSouth CroydonSurrey, UK201914
MikeWoodPaceFL200320
MikeWoodleyHarriettaMI201911
ObieYoungOrlandoFL199526
MikeZidziunasLakelandFL20143
CazZieLake PlacidFL201817
* Presented With Spouse/Family Member

PIONEERS

Our SUN ‘n FUN Pioneers were and, in some cases, still are instrumental in the initial and continued success of the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In. We honor those who gave so much so those today can continue to enjoy aviation and educate our future aviators.

Arnold Allen*Max Dooley*Esther Jenkins*Roscoe Morton*Sandra Spanier
Daris AndersonAllan Duncan*Merle Jenkins*Johnny Mott*John Starr*
Marshall Anderson*Bob DunhamWilliam JenningsTom Murray*Max Stenger*
Ray AndersonJennie Dyke*Milt Jobes*Gladys Muse*Jo Stephenson
Joe Araldi*John DykeRuth Jobes*Robert Muse, Sr.*Paul Stephenson
Allan ArbuthnotCarl Eaton*Ruth Johnson*Wynn Nobriga*Glen Stork*
Warren Arnault*James Eaton*Einer Johnson*Jo Olcott*Grover Summers*
Calvin Arter, Sr.Lorraine Eaton*Betty Jones*Ray Olcott*Hubert Talton*
Em Avery*Bill Ehlen*Martin Jones*Betty Orme*Charlotte Thomas
Barry BarkmanBill EickhoffJack Kehoe*Kirby Orme*Chris Thomas*
Dan Barnes*Suzy EickhoffLandis Ketner*Hank Palmer*Gary Thomas
Fran Barnes*Len Elswick*Art Kilps*Bonnie PeckRalph Thomas*
John BaughRachel ElswickJune Kilps*Carl Peck*Steve Thomas
Don BennettJohn Engles*Jane KimballCarl PedersonJo Thompson
Johnny Bennett*Marty FauxJim KimballW. B. "Red" Perkins*W.D. "Duffy" Thompson*
Lee BennettRay Fiset*Gordon KnappBonnie PerkinsDean Tilton*
Morris Bennett*Fred Fisher*Bud Koetz*Rex PerryLloyd Toll*
John Best*Lyle Flagg*Willie LaneAudrey Poberezny*Tommy Tompkins
Evelyn Blink*Duane Fournier*Delores LangleyPaul Poberezny*Walt Troyer*
Leo Blink*Nelda FournierJames Langley*Dorothy PrattBill Truebe*
Jack Bowling*David FrantzMarguerite Lawrence*Claude “Gene” PrattFrank Valdes*
Pat Boyce*Donna FrantzMerle Lilly*Freddie Quinn*Rose Valdes*
Victor Boyce*John Freeman*Olin Longcoy*Patricia QuinnFred Varn*
Russell Brause*Jim FreyBarney Lucas*William Race*Ruth Varn*
Larry BrockGrahame Gates*Tom Mack*Roger Don Rae*Ed Veres
Bergon Brokaw*Brian GeigerJim Mahoney*George Read, Jr.*Dave Vergason*
Buddy Brokaw*Lorena Grotefend*Lu MahoneyDolores "Dodie" ReddingMilt Voigt*
Peggy Brown*Ray Haberman*Byrd Mapoles*Herb ReddingBetty Walker
William BustonNick HarperStewart Mast*Jerry ReynoldsKen Walker
James Campbell*Chris Heintz*Bill McClintock*Ken Rickert*Linn Walters
Doris Casey*Michael HeintzLeonard McGinty*Marion Robles*Fred Ware
Harry CaseyAdair Henderson*Ann McKeeRosemary RogersLloyd Washburn
Ken Chalker*Arthur HendersonWilliam McKeeWillie Ropp*Everett Welsch
Michael ChenowethBilly Henderson*Phil McKenzieGrace Russell*Bill Wheeler
Ralph CobbWade HendersonSandy McKenzieLarry Russell*Lyle D. Wheeler*
Bill Cocker*Ronald Henry*Ernie Meixner*George Saunway*Bill Williams*
James CoverdaleBob HermanEmily Mensing*Mary Lou Saunway*Larry Willis
Lynn Coverdale*Bonnie Higbie*W.R. Mensing*Floy Sawyer*Lorrie Wilson
Esther CowanKen HigginsLes Merritt*Rocky Sawyer*Patricia Wilson
George Cowan*Pam HigginsWilliam MeseroleDave SchlingmanAllan Wise*
Golda Cox*Bob HighleyMarie Miller*Polly Schroeder*Mitch Wiseman*
Jack Cox*Susan HighleyMarvin MillerDave ShallbetterSteve Wittman*
Bob CurtisDick Hill*Sherry "Sweetpea" Miller*John Shinn*Don Wood*
Ron Dahly*Jeannie Hill*Truman Miller*Carol ShoafJessie Woods*
Jim DantzmanEdward Hoffman, Sr.*Lois Mitchell*Merle Shoaf*George "Woody" Woodward*
Bud DavidsonPaul Hopkins*Wallace Mitchell*Diane Smith
Emogene DavisRobert HopkinsBob Moler*Mike Smith
Ken Davis*Orrick Howard*Don MorrisJimmy "Ragman" Snyder
Charles Dewey*Charles Jamieson*Donna-Lee Morris-NattrassRod Spanier*

*Deceased

Support The Mission

The mission of the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is to “Engage, Educate, and Accelerate the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals. The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo and dozens of other events year-round produce the majority of the revenue that goes into supporting this mission. By attending our events, you are helping us deliver top-quality, industry-leading STEM education and scholarship programs to thousands of young men and women each year. The opportunities that ACE provides give young people a competitive edge as they navigate their educational journey that can ultimately lead to a rewarding career in the world’s incredibly diverse and rapidly growing aerospace industry. You can help! Please click the links below to explore how you can share your knowledge and expertise as a volunteer in over 3500 available positions, become a patron of the Florida Air Museum, or donate to assist us financially. Regardless of how you assist, whether by attending our events, visiting the museum or donating financially, we sincerely appreciate your support!

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