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40th Annual SUN 'n FUN Celebration Days

The 40th Annual SUN 'n FUN Fly-In & Expo is on track for April 1-6, 2014, at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.  Be one of the guests as The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Demonstration Squadron, makes their first appearance in the South in 2014.   There will be over 500 ...

SUN 'n FUN Gifts 12 Flights of Christmas to Children

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – (November 22, 2012) – The SUN ’n FUN staff and Board of Directors have spoken directly with Santa and for the second year in a row, SUN ’n FUN has been added to the Elf Team from the North Pole! Twelve lucky children ...

US NAVY ‘BLUE ANGELS’ Pre-Season Brief

SUN ‘n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – (November 19, 2013) – On Monday, November 25, 2013 at 10:10 a.m., U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Michael Cheng, Blue Angel #8, will arrive at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport to conduct a pre-season briefing for the appearance of the United States Navy’s Flight ...

SUN 'n FUN & Norway

Students at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, FL and students at the Nannestad High School outside of Oslo, Norway will be the guests at the first International SKYPE event hosted by SUN 'n FUN and the Florida Air Museum.  This event, on Thursday, November 7, 2013, 12:00 p.m. ...

US Navy Blue Angels To Perform at SUN 'n FUN 2014

SUN ‘n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – (October 22, 2013) – The United States Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, The “Blue Angels” will be the featured air show performers at the 40th Annual SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, scheduled for April 1-6, 2014 on its campus at Lakeland Linder ...

SUN 'n FUN Presents Wings 'n Things Youth Aerospace Weekend

SUN 'n FUN is "Building a Brighter Future Through Aviation." Wings 'n Things will be held October 25-27, 2013 on the SUN 'n FUN campus.   Aviation activities will introduce students, teachers, volunteers, parents, scouting organizations, church groups and more to the wonderful world of flight, as well as the ...

SUN 'n FUN Salutes EAA Founder Paul Poberezny

It is with great sadness that we give a last salute to Paul Poberezny, one of aviation's greatest inspirational leaders, when he took his final “Flight West” on August 22. Paul was a driving force as a motivator and supporter in the creation of the SUN’n FUN International Fly-in and ...

Young Polk pilots make it to the big Wisconsin air show

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SUN 'n FUN Building a Brighter Future through Aviation… at AirVenture

On Wednesday, July 31st, in the Media Center at EAA Airventure, Robert A. (Bob) Knight, Chairman of the SUN 'n FUN Board of Directors and John R. "Lites" Leenhouts, SUN 'n FUN President and CEO will introduce current students and graduates of the Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) in Lakeland, ...

AOPA Sits Down with Eric Crump, ACE’s NEW Executive Director.

We could not be more excited about Eric joining the ACE team. Find out how Eric helps bring passion for helping youth get into aviation careers and more in the interview below. Click link for interview The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is the largest community of pilots in ...

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 ...

March 8th is Aerospace Center for Excellence Day

  March 8th was declared as Aerospace Center for Excellence Day by Lakeland Mayor Howard Wiggs in 2016. That Tuesday marked a new life as an educational facility of a Boeing 727 known as the Piedmont Aerospace Experience on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. This was just the beginning of the unique ...
CEO Gene Conrad

AEROSPACE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE & SUN N’ FUN AEROSPACE EXPO SELECTS NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

LAKELAND, FL: The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) and SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo (SnF) Board of Directors are thrilled to announce that Gene Conrad has been named the organization’s new President/CEO commencing April 11, 2022. Conrad, who was born in Oshkosh, WI and resides in Lakeland, FL, has been ...
Project: STRATOS

Project: STRATOS 2022

The Aerospace Center for Excellence is excited to announce the re-imagination of Project STRATOS: an aviation leadership and art competition. Project STRATOS finalist will continue to receive prizes and recognition associated with the 2022 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in. New this year, competitors will be provided the opportunity to participate ...
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