Support the Mission


Support the Mission


Yellow and Green War Plane
John's 360 Coatings


ACE’s current campaign by CLICKING HERE!


The Leading Edge magazine is the official publication of the Aerospace Center for Excellence. This publication is for our donors, partners and sponsors to keep informed on the mission progress and initiatives that have been brought to life.


Speed Angels
Honors annual donors of all levels. Without these contributors, thousands of young people all over Florida and beyond would miss out on one-of-a-kind opportunities such as first-time flights, aviation summer camps, STEMtastic Day Camps, aerospace discovery and more. And to show our gratitude, SUN ‘n FUN recognizes each and every donor by including them as part of the Speed ‘n Angels Wingmen.

James C. Ray Legacy Society

James C. ray SocietyMr. Ray’s philanthropy transformed SUN ‘n FUN, paving the way for new programs and new goals.  In recognition of his great works, SUN ‘n FUN established the James C. Ray Legacy Society to honor donors who help build our organization’s endowment fund or advance the mission of ACE through gifts from their estates. Click here to learn more!

If you have included the Aerospace Center for Excellence or SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan, please notify us, so that we can ensure you are included and recognized. 

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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