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Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to Make Inaugural Landing At SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

For Immediate Release January 13, 2020 Lakeland, Florida: The world’s only flying ophthalmic teaching hospital makes its inaugural landing in Lakeland, FL at the 46th annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo taking place March 31st – April 5th, 2020. Orbis International’s Flying Eye Hospital is an MD-10 aircraft that travels the world providing first-rate surgical services ...
Rick Garcia congratulating Garrett Gonzalez

Sixth Annual ‘Solo To Success’

The sixth annual ‘Solo To Success’ was held Friday, November 22, on the campus of the Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) to honor 32 recipients of the James C. Ray Scholarship Fund who had successfully completed their first solo flight. In honor of their achievement, each student was recognized and invited to participate in ...

Project: Stratos 2020

Topic for 2020: A Clear Vision of Aviation in the Future   What: Student Arts & Leadership Series Who: High School Students How: Enter into any or all four categories by sending an email with your name and shirt size to Stratos@flysnf.org. Please identify which categories you will be participating ...
National Anthem Auditions

National Anthem Auditions

Calling all those amazing singers who are Polk County residents and are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. We are pleased to announce open auditions for the daily performance of the National Anthem at the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo - Tuesday, March 31 to Sunday, April ...
Coloring Zenith

Help Us Design Our Zenith

ACE partnered with Able Flight, a unique organization that shares a similar belief that learning to fly is a life changing experience. This partnership will enable those with physical disabilities an opportunity to earn their Light Sport Pilot Certificate in a customized aircraft that meets their physical needs, instruction from ...

SUN ‘n FUN Announces New Corporate Structure

ACE Takes the Lead as SUN ‘n FUN Flies into the Future FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1st, 2019  LAKELAND, FL – The annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In has been an iconic mainstay in Lakeland, FL for over four decades, and in that time, millions have attended the annual gathering of aviation ...
Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame

ACE Executive Director Inducted into Kansas Hall of Fame

For Immediate Release September 21, 2019 Wichita, Kansas - The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is pleased to announce the induction of our Executive Director, Mr. C. Edward Young to The Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame. The Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame was created to preserve the memory of extraordinary ...
Making STEM Fly

Classroom to the Sky – Make STEM Fly!!

No matter the grade level, teachers are always looking for new, innovative ways to infuse important subject matter into their lessons. What teacher hasn't been challenged by students with the proverbial, "when are we ever going to use this in real life" question? Classroom to the Sky at the Aerospace ...
Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian – Islands of the Bahamas Relief Effort

THANK YOU For Helping Us Help The Bahamas SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE)  initiated a relief effort to send supplies to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Islands of The Bahamas. The response from the community was TREMENDOUS! To date, we ...

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 ...

Former CFAA student and ACE James C. Ray scholarship recipient, Luke Liptak has joined SPACEX!

We are excited to announce former CFAA student and ACE James C. Ray scholarship recipient, Luke Liptak has joined SPACEX! Luke has turned heads ever since he arrived on the CFAA campus years ago!  Luke, will begin his SpaceX career as an Airframe and powerplant technician working on the Falcon-9 ...

Robin Kirk designated as the Dean of Academic Affairs and Museum Sciences at the Aerospace Center for Excellence.

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Robin Kirk as the Dean of Academic Affairs and Museum Sciences at the Aerospace Center for Excellence. Robin Kirk has been with the Aerospace Center for Excellence since June 2021 and substantiated her role in ACE’s educational programming. With dedication and commitment, ...

Registration Is Open for the Scale Model Aerospace and Aviation Themed Gingerbread Competition.

Attention Florida Residents, The Aerospace Center of Excellence announces the chance to participate in the Scale Model Aerospace and Aviation Themed Gingerbread Competition powered by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance DUE December 1st! This competition will be a truly delicious sight to be a part of. The theme for this ...
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AEROSPACE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE PROMOTES MELISSA GOODSON TO MARKETING DIRECTOR

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Melissa Goodson as the new Marketing Director at the SUN ‘n FUN and ACE campus. Melissa has been with SUN ‘n FUN for 16 years, and at the forefront of visual graphics, creative graphics, brand monitoring/branding, digital marketing, vendor relations, and project management. Frequently ...
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