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President and CEO, John “Lites” Leenhouts Will Retire After 2022 Aerospace Expo

  President and CEO John “Lites” Leenhouts has been at the helm of SUN ‘n FUN for over a decade and has worked in the industry for 48 years. During his tenure, the organization has transformed not only the operating state and organizational culture but also the perspective from which it operates. Tracy Neal, Chief Financial …

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SUN ‘n FUN announces Malonie Ayers as Director of Sponsorship Development

  With the rich history of the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, and the distinct ability to connect aerospace professionals, businesses, and enthusiasts to the colorful story of aviation, one person stands out and embodies the thrilling spirit of SUN ‘n FUN. SUN ‘n FUN announces Malonie Ayers as the Director of Sponsorship Development. With an …

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Yearly-Bird Volunteer Program honored by SUN ‘n FUN!

Did you know one out of four American’s volunteer, and two out of three Americans help their neighbor, according to a study performed by The Corporation for National & Community Service. With countless reasons for volunteering, every volunteer faces a time of both challenges and rewards. The Yearly-Bird volunteer program participants give a minimum of …

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AEROSPACE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE PROMOTES MELISSA GOODSON TO MARKETING DIRECTOR

  We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Melissa Goodson as the new Marketing Director at the SUN ‘n FUN and ACE campus. Melissa has been with SUN ‘n FUN for 16 years, and at the forefront of visual graphics, creative graphics, brand monitoring/branding, digital marketing, vendor relations, and project management. Frequently recognized for her dedication …

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The SkyLab Innovation Center on the ACE campus partners with Higher Orbits

  The SkyLab Innovation Center on the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) campus partnered with Higher Orbits in early September, to provide high school students the opportunity to explore and discover the aerospace STEM and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields through the Go For Launch! Program. This program used space exploration to gain …

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Tobacco Free Florida Announces Official Sponsorship for SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

      Tobacco Free Florida has teamed up with SUN ‘n FUN to become an official sponsor of the 2021 Aerospace Expo! It’s more important than ever to quit smoking. Tobacco Free Florida offers tools and services that are free and proven to help you quit. Quit smoking on your own terms with its …

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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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