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Celebrate Halloween at the ACE Florida Air Museum! Kids in costume get in FREE every Saturday throughout the month of October. Share your "flight theme" costume @ACEFloridaAirMuseum.
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ACE Awards $110K in College Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 12, 2020LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE), home of the annual SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo, awarded $110,000 in aerospace college scholarships to eight (8) top performing Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) graduates from the Class of 2020 at the Ceremony of Success event held June 11th at the Florida Air ...

Aerospace Center for Excellence brings Destination Aviation Summer Camp Online!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 22, 2020LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE), home of the annual SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo, is pleased to announce that it will host its world-renowned Destination Aviation Summer Camp for participants online for the summer of 2020. The ACE Team will be delivering content designed for campers 11-17 years old covering aviation lessons, ...
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ACE Receives 300 iPads from American Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 1, 2020LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE) is pleased to announce American Airlines has donated 300 iPads as part of the airline’s initiative, To Care for People on Life's Journey. The generous gift of tablets and chargers will help fuel ACE’s mission to Engage, Educate and Accelerate the next generation of ...
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Aerospace Center for Excellence Celebrates 100th Scholarship Pilot

For Immediate Release February 25, 2020 Lakeland, FL: An unprecedented and significant milestone was recently reached at the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). The organization announced today that it has now created 100 teenage Private Pilots through its highly successful flight scholarship initiative. Supported by the James C. Ray Foundation and the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, ...
Dr. Sherrod R. Campbell III

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Mourns death of Board Member Dr. Sherrod R. Campbell III

For Immediate Release January 23, 2020 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Board Member, Dr. Sherrod R. Campbell III went west on his final flight January 18th, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida surrounded by his family as a result of Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was 82. Dr. Campbell was a strong supporter of the ...

Two Runs, One Cause: Aerospace Education

PLEASE NOTE – THE TEST YOUR GPS 5K RUN HAS BEEN POSTPONED. DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! Is 2020 the year you resolve to run more and support the future of aviation? Well then have we got a deal for you! The Aerospace Center for Excellence is hosting the inaugural Test Your GPS ...
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Project SkyLab Groundbreaking

For Immediate Release January 14, 2020 Lakeland, Florida: The media and public are invited to join the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) break ground on “Project SkyLab”, a $4.6M expanded facility at SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus Wednesday, January 15th at 11:00am. The ceremony will be attended by many government dignitaries (state, county and city), community leaders, and philanthropic ...

ACE Welcomes Education Director Kimberly Brewer

LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Kimberly Brewer is no shy woman when it comes to inspiring the next generation of aerospace professionals. As a Polk County native, Kimberly has grown up on the SUN ‘n FUN campus, where she has made significant contributions beginning at the young age of eleven. Now twenty years and ...

FREE STEM AVIATION EVENT FOR FEMALE STUDENTS

Lakeland, Florida—The Aerospace Center for Excellence and Air Race Classic will host a girls STEM aviation education event on June 18, 2022 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. This event is completely free and open to students between the ages of eleven and seventeen who register online. There are only sixty available ...

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 ...
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