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November 17, 2022 – Solo to Success

A celebration to recognize the young men and women who have soloed an aircraft. The event starts at 12:00 PM.


November 12, 2022 – SPCA Auction for Animals

The Auction for Animals is SPCA Florida’s biggest fundraiser of the year. In 2022, we take flight at the Florida Air Museum to share modern-day transports that save lives. We will serve a five-course dinner of five-star delicacies, each beautifully paired with an exquisite wine and rescue tale.

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November 11-12, 2022 – Lakeland Fall Collector Car Auction

Join Carlisle Auctions November 11-12 starting at 10:30 a.m. daily for the Lakeland Fall Collector Car Auction. This is an auction only event (no car show or swap meet) and 400+ lots are anticipated. Consignments will span decades of automotive history. From pre-war classics to post-war muscle, the event has it all. You can find …

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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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November 8, 2022 – Polk County General Election

The polls will be open from 7AM-7PM at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. For more information, click on the link:


October 31-November 5, 2022 – ACE NIFA Region IX SAFECON

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October 29, 2022 – Family Halloween Weekend


October 29, 2022 – Wings ‘n Things

This annual event is a “must-do” for family members of all ages. Experience the wonders of aerospace through a full day of free hands-on activities that range from a scavenger hunt with prizes to solar observations in a planetarium to constructing and launching rockets! Try a scavenger hunt Launch stomp rockets Study a solar observation …

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October 22, 2022 – Muddy Dash

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October 20, 2022 – Coastal Conservation Association Polk County Chapter BBQ

  You are invited to the CCA Polk County Chapter BBQ. The party is on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at SUN ‘n FUN Campus! There will be an open bar, oysters, catered BBQ dinner, raffles, auctions, and more! This event is in addition to our annual Spring banquet. Event Website: Event Times: 6:00 PM-10:00 …

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October 13, 2022 – It’s NOT Over Banquet and Silent Auction

Members of the public are invited to join Talbot House Ministries at 5:30 PM on October 13th at the SUN ‘n FUN Skylight Hangar for its annual fundraising banquet, themed “It’s Not Over” this year. This year’s event features keynote speaker, Tyler Merritt, a delicious 3-course dinner, live entertainment by Dylan Dames, and a silent …

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October 8, 2022 – Foam Glow

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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