March 8th is Aerospace Center for Excellence Day

March 8th was declared as Aerospace Center for Excellence Day by Lakeland Mayor Howard Wiggs in 2016. That Tuesday marked a new life as an educational facility of a Boeing 727 known as the Piedmont Aerospace Experience on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. This was just the beginning of the unique opportunities available to students at ACE. Shortly following, the Lakeland Aero Club commemorated the opening of their high school flying club hangar and more recently, the technologically advanced laboratories in the Ramus SkyLab Innovation Center opened. Please join us for an open house on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 to experience the Aerospace STEM learning programs offered to the next generation of aerospace professionals. There will be free admission from 10am-2pm, along with light refreshments. Visitors will be able to tour SkyLab, Florida Air Museum, the Piedmont Aerospace Experience, the Buehler Restoration Skills Center, and the Lakeland Aero Club.

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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