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39th Annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo offers education for students of all ages

LAKELAND, FL  - March 29, 2013  - SUN ‘n FUN’s mission is to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages.  Make plans now to be a part of a variety of opportunities, including entertainment and educational offerings being presented during ...

The 39th Annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In & Expo, APRIL 9-14, Will Not Be Affected By Sequestration

LAKELAND, FL  - February 26, 2013 - President John R. "Lites" Leenhouts assured staff and volunteers, "It is business as usual in preparation for our annual event despite all national budget concerns.  The 39th Annual SUN 'n FUN Fly-In & Expo, April 9-14, 2013, at the Lakeland Linder Airport will ...

FedEx Express Donates Boeing 727 to SUN 'n FUN to Support Polk County Aviation Education Programs

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – On Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. a, Boeing 727-200F aircraft operated byFedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) will complete its final flight as it lands at the Lakeland Linder Airport.  With the FedEx logo strikingly displayed on the ...

SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo Gearing For 2013, April 9-14

SUN 'n FUN Fly-In, Inc. - Lakeland, Florida - The SUN 'n FUN Board of Directors , staff, and volunteers are deep in the planning stages for the 39th Annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo being held April 9-14, 2013. As an anticipated 200,000 visitors convene throughout the ...

USAF Thunderbirds To Perform At SUN ‘n FUN

SUN ‘n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Fl. – The United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds military jet team announced that the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo has been included on this year’s Thunderbirds schedule. The announcement was made last week at the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Convention in ...

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Florida Air Museum Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Taiason Cole from Ridge Community High School Class of 2015. He is the winner of the annual

Aerospace Discovery At Florida Air

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is proud to announce that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate
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 ...

Flourishing in Aviation through ACE Internship Opportunities

Getting to Know Our ACE Collegiate Intern: Elizabeth: What drew you to work with the Aerospace Center For Excellence? Ever since I entered the aerospace community, I have always wanted to be a part of something great. When I reached high school, I attended Central Florida Aerospace Academy and noticed ...

President and CEO, John “Lites” Leenhouts Will Retire After 2022 Aerospace Expo

President and CEO John “Lites” Leenhouts has been at the helm of SUN ‘n FUN for over a decade and has worked in the industry for 48 years. During his tenure, the organization has transformed not only the operating state and organizational culture but also the perspective from which it operates. ...

Redbird Flight Simulators arrive on the ACE campus!

We are grateful to Redbird Flight Simulations (Redbird), who makes aviation accessible by using modern technology and careful engineering, for their continued support of the Aerospace Center For Excellence (ACE) and its educational and tourism eco-system! ACE recently installed 20 desktop training devices designed to support a variety of learning ...

Former James C. Ray Scholarship program participant, Skyler Burnam now working at FAA HeadQuarters!

The Aerospace Center for Excellence is a campus focused on not only aerospace and aviation, but also building better citizens with life and leadership skills that extend past classrooms, and workplaces. It is a unique educational campus, offering unique and varied educational programs from designing, building, and maintaining aircraft, to ...

Check out ACE’s SkyLab Innovation Center Internship Programs

We are excited to announce the ACE SkyLab Innovation Center Collegiate Internship and High School Junior Internship Programs. This scaffolded internship initiative offers future aerospace and aviation professionals hands-on training and on-the-job experience in a laboratory setting. Here, interns and junior interns alike can engage, educate, and accelerate a top-down ...
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