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F22 Raptor

F22 Raptor

F-22 engines produce more thrust than any current fighter engine, and the combination of sleek aerodynamic design and increased thrust allows the F-22 to cruise at supersonic airspeeds.

T38 Talon

T38 Talon

The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance, and exceptional safety record.

T-1 Jayhawk

T-1 Jayhawk

The T-1A Jayhawk is a jet trainer used to train students to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. The aircraft is also used to support navigator training for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and international services. The military version of the Beech 400A aircraft, the T-1A has cockpit seating for an instructor and two students.

UH-60 Blackhawk

UH-60 Blackhawk

The Black Hawk UH/HH-60 is the Army’s utility tactical transport helicopter. It provides air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation, command and control, and special operations support to combat, stability, and support operations. The UH-60 includes an improved engine and provides greater cruising speed, rate of climb, and internal load.

C17 Globemaster III

C17 Globemaster III

Capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo, the C-17 Globemaster III is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force.

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitudes, day or night, and in all weather.

T6 Texan II

T6 Texan II

The T-6 Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, or JPPT, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots. Due to its excellent thrust-to-weight ratio, the T6 Texan II can perform an initial climb of 3,100 feet per minute and can reach 18,000 feet in less than six minutes.

F18 Super Hornet

F18 Super Hornet

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is the newest highly capable, affordable, and available tactical aircraft in U.S. Navy inventory. The Super Hornet is the backbone of the U.S. Navy carrier air wing now and for decades to come. The Super Hornet has the capability, flexibility, and performance necessary to modernize the air or naval aviation forces of any country.

KC 135 Stratotanker

KC 135 Stratotanker

The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has been used in this role for more than 60 years. Four turbofans, mounted under 35-degree swept wings, power the KC-135 to takeoffs at gross weights of up to 322,500 pounds.

T45 Goshawk

T45 Goshawk

The T-45 Goshawk is a fully carrier-capable version of the British Aerospace Hawk. It was developed as a jet flight trainer for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. Powered by a British/French Rolls-Royce Turbomeca F405-RR-401 turbofan engine, the T45 Goshawk can deliver up to 5,527 lbs of thrust and can climb up to 8,000 ft per minute.

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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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