Three Pilots

More private pilots being produced

What do these students have in common? They are all recently certified private pilots and under the age of 18. Impressive! Congratulations to our students for receiving their wings through The Aerospace Center for Excellence’s, James C. Ray Scholarship Program.

Hunter (left) is a Senior at Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) and a member of the Lakeland Aero Club. He is planning to join the Air Force to become an F-16 pilot.

Ian (middle), is a Senior at CFAA and plans to join the Air Force.

Kathryn (right) is currently a Freshman at Florida Polytechnic University majoring in Electrical Engineering. Her plans include pursuing additional pilot ratings.

About Aerospace Center for Excellence:
The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to provide aerospace-related educational opportunities to people of all ages through its programs and scholarships. Located on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland, Florida, the organization is known for its annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo fundraising event as well as Aerospace Discovery, the Florida Air Museum. ACE is the world’s leader in producing licensed teenage private pilots and programs that touch over 30,000 students a year.  For more information,

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