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Sarasota Avionics

Sarasota Avionics, a second-year Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show Sponsor and a SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo Hangar C Sponsor

A big thank you to Sarasota Avionics for sponsoring our 2022 Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show.  As a second-year Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show Sponsor and a SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo Hangar C Sponsor, Sarasota Avionics continues to assist the Aerospace Center for Excellence in providing educational support to the aerospace industry. …

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iNK Screen Printing, an Official Sponsor of the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show

  Make sure to pick up your Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show Event T-shirt hot off the press right here at the Event!  iNK Screen Printing, an Official Sponsor of the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show will make your shirt while you watch with a portion of their proceeds donated …

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Garmin and Gulf Coast Avionics named as Presenting Sponsors at the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show

       Gulf Coast Avionics, a leading supplier of avionics, pilot supplies, and aircraft services and Garmin, one of the most comprehensive lineups of avionics upgrades in the industry, have teamed up for an exciting sponsorship! SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show can now confirm Garmin and Gulf Coast Avionics as …

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Johns 360 Coatings

John’s 360° is now an Official Sponsor for the National STOHL competition, as well as the Official Sponsor of the student-built “Spirit of Lakeland” plane.

  John’s 360 Coatings’ The Avenger is a revolutionary two-part activated nano-ceramic coating that rescues and protects against water, oil, heat, UV rays, chemicals, and harsh and provides a line of specialized products that supports the individual needs of different surfaces. John’s 360° Coatings, a company responsible for the development of a breakthrough in nano-ceramic …

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National STOL (Short Takeoff & Landing) Competition Returns to the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show

The Husky National STOL Series invites you to the Central Florida Classic Short TakeOff & Landing Competition (STOL), returning to the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland, FL on December 3rd and 4th. Come out and witness STOL competitors demonstrate their impressive backcountry flying skills as they take off fast and land even faster! …

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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 and KLAL Updates

Rumor Has It!

Be sure to listen to the conversation from SUN ‘n FUN and Aerospace Center For Excellence President and CEO, John “Lites” Leenhouts, and Lakeland Linder International Airport Director Eugene B. Conrad III, C.M.! Be sure to check out our YouTube page!  

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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Zenith Workshop

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Returns to Florida

Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to Florida for Sun ‘n Fun’s Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show in early December to host its popular hands-on kit aircraft building workshop. The two-day workshop will be held December 2 & 3, 2021, immediately before the Flying Festival, on the Sun ’n Fun Expo campus. The Sun ‘n …

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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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Scale Model GINGERBREAD Competition

  Attention Florida Residents, The Aerospace Center of Excellence announces the chance to participate in the Scale Model Aerospace and Aviation Themed Gingerbread Competition powered by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance DUE December 1st! This competition will be a truly delicious sight to be a part of. The theme for this competition is, “The sky is just the …

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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 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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