Support The Mission

Join Us For
"The Bash"

Support the Mission

Join Us For
"the Bash"

Premiere Fundraising event during the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo benefiting the Aerospace Center for Excellence STEM Education and Scholarship Programs. 

Special Guest Emcee Amanda Holly from Tampa's News Channel 8 WFLA!

Who better to host the BASH than a STEM weather expert? Max Defender 8 Meteorologist Amanda Holly joined WFLA in 2019 but is no stranger to Tampa. You can catch her forecast updates on all things digital including the WFLA app, website and social media.

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April 7, 2022 During the SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo

  • 6:30 - 10PM in the Florida Air Museum
  • Proceeds generated at THE BASH support the Aerospace Center for Excellence STEM education including several scholarships for students pursuing aerospace and aviation careers.
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Delectable Cuisine 
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction 
  • Fund-A-Need Auction (Hands to the Sky!)


Solo - $135

Pilot & Co-Pilot - $250

Squadron Party of 8 - $1,000


*If you cannot attend the event, you can still register and participate in our silent auction.

The Bash Collage

Silent Auction Donations

Donations for the silent auctions are welcome. If you would like to provide donations for the Silent or Live auction, please contact the Executive Assistant to the President, Ann Gaines.

The Florida Air Museum
SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus
4075 James C. Ray Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33811

Parking is available in front the Florida Air Museum.

Back of Jet

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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