Plane Propeller

Board of Directors

About Us

Board of Directors

About Us

Board of Directors

Plane Propeller
Harley Richards

Harley Richards

Chairman of the Board – SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc.
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Bob Beaty

Bob Beaty

Vice Chairman
Rick Garcia

Rick Garcia

Treasurer
Jeff Kincart

Jeff Kincart

Secretary
Bill Bachschmidt

Bill Bachschmidt

Board Member
Roland Betker

Roland Betker

Board Member
Scott Franklin

Scott Franklin

Board Member
A.J. Jackson

A.J. Jackson

Board Member
Jim Kimball

Jim Kimball

Board Member
Bob Knight

Bob Knight

Board Member
Dick Koenig

Dick Koenig

Board Member
Pat Phillips

Pat Phillips

Board Member
Gene Strickland

Gene Strickland

Board Member
Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas

Board Member

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS
SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc.

Richard Allen, Sr.
Board Chairman, D.R. Allen & Son, Inc – Fayetteville, NC

Patricia Boyce
Corby Starlet – Lakeland, FL

Bud Davidson
USDA Forest Service, (Ret.) – Winter Haven, FL

Bill Eickhoff
Sable Trust (Ret.) – Tampa, FL

Gene Engle
Realtor, Lakeland, FL

Ford Heacock
Heacock Insurance, Lakeland, FL

Gordon Knapp,
Dunn & Bradstreet (Ret.) – Tampa, FL

Bill Mckee
M.D. (Ret.) – Lakeland, FL

Don Stephens
Builder & Developer (Ret.), Lakeland, FL

Jim Verplank
Business Consultant, Lakeland, FL

John Wendel
Sponsler Bennett – Lakeland, FL

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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