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Girls in Aviation Day – Registration Open

Since the very first Women in Aviation International Girls in Aviation Day in 2015, the annual WAI event has grown every year since its first gathering of 32 events and 3,200 participants. In 2019, GIAD met more than 20,000 attendees participating in 119 events in 18 countries. The Aerospace Center for Excellence is proud to …

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Celebrating Our 150th Private Pilot!

The James C. Ray Scholarship Program just celebrated its 150th Private Pilot. Hayden Gomez completed his Private Pilot check ride on August 13, 2022, on the day of his 18th birthday. A graduate of Central Florida Aerospace Academy in May of 2022, Gomez’s plans are to attend Jacksonville University to pursue a degree in Aviation Management and …

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SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo Welcomes New Marketing Coordinator

Lakeland, FL: Aerospace Center for Excellence Welcomes New Marketing Coordinator Cathy Jilbert has been a native of SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence since 2014 when she started attending Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA). Over the years of her attending CFAA, she has volunteered at the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo …

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SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo Welcomes New Camping and Events Coordinator

Lakeland, FL: SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo Welcomes New Camping and Events Coordinator Lily Burse works as the new Camping and Events Coordinator. Having just graduated from New College of Florida in Environmental Studies with a minor in Political Sciences. Lily also brings experience with working at museums as well. Lily expressed her passion for …

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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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Capture the Magic of Aviation

Flight is just the beginning of the Magic at the 2023 SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, March 28 to April 2. Capture the Magic of Aviation through a variety of aircraft from vintage to homebuilt to Warbirds up close and in the air. Capture the Magic of wonder through the awe inspiring aerobatic feats performed …

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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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Join us for a celebrity cruise in 2023

SUN ‘n FUN & ACE INVITES YOU TO JOIN US ON THE CELEBRITY BEYOND 2023 11 NIGHT ITALY, TURKEY & GREEK ISLAND CRUISE  

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January 27-28, 2023 – Lakeland Pigfest

Join the Lakeland Pigfest Board of Directors and the over 150 competition barbecue teams for a weekend of good eatin’, good friends, and good tunes to benefit Lakeland-area charities as we kick off the 26th Annual Lakeland Pigfest! For more information, please go to https://lakelandpigfest.org/ Hours: Friday – 5 PM-10 PM Saturday – 10 AM-5 …

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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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