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SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo Welcomes New Director of Airshows and Attractions

Lakeland, FL: The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is thrilled to announce Dennis Dunbar as the new Director of Air Shows and Attractions. Dunbar brings more than 20 years of air show management experience to SUN ‘n FUN. He has been involved in organizing hundreds of air shows and numerous other aerial events, ranging from …

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Aerospace Center for Excellence and SUN ‘n FUN Announce New Business Development Manager

LAKELAND, Fla. (June 28, 2022) – With the ever-growing Aerospace Expo requiring more and more resources to meet demand, Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) and SUN ‘n FUN (SNF) announce the addition of Jana Filip to the team as Business Development Manager. In her new role, Filip will be responsible for creating and managing initiatives that …

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ACE Welcomes Education Director Kimberly Brewer

LAKELAND, FL: Kimberly Brewer is no shy woman when it comes to inspiring the next generation of aerospace professionals. As a Polk County native, Kimberly has grown up on the SUN ‘n FUN campus, where she has made significant contributions beginning at the young age of eleven. Now twenty years and almost a doctorate later, Kimberly is tenaciously serving the greater Polk …

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ACE/ SUN ‘n FUN Supports The ALL WOMEN Oregon International Airshow

  The ALL WOMEN Oregon International Airshow Starts today! Click here for more info!   The Aerospace Center for Excellence, home of SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is proud to sponsor the Official Youth Initiative Ticket that provides entry to over 400 Portland School District students offering them hands on STEM and aviation learning complimenting …

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Aerospace Center For Excellence Is Proud to Announce NEW Executive Director

LAKELAND, FL: The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is thrilled to announce that Eric Crump has been named the organization’s new Executive Director commencing June 1, 2022. Crump, a lifelong lover of all things aviation and aerospace, opened the Polk State College Aerospace program in 2012. Since its inception, he has served as its Director …

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AEROSPACE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE & SUN N’ FUN AEROSPACE EXPO SELECTS NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

LAKELAND, FL: The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) and SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo (SnF) Board of Directors are thrilled to announce that Gene Conrad has been named the organization’s new President/CEO commencing April 11, 2022. Conrad, who was born in Oshkosh, WI and resides in Lakeland, FL, has been the Airport Director of Lakeland …

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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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