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Aerospace Center for Excellence Welcomes New Marketing Coordinator

Lakeland, FL: Aerospace Center for Excellence Welcomes New Marketing Coordinator Cathy Jilbert has been a native of SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence since 2014 when she started attending Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA). Over the years of her attending CFAA, she has volunteered at the annual ...

Aerospace Center for Excellence and SUN ‘n FUN Announce New STEM Educators

   Lakeland, FL: The Aerospace Center for Excellence is thrilled to announce Aric Kroon and Kim Rex as the new STEM Educators. Aric Kroon is an educator with 16 years of experience with Polk County schools with experience teaching Math, Science, and Aerospace. His involvement in aviation began at a ...

Aerospace Center for Excellence and SUN ‘n FUN Announce New Business Development Manager

LAKELAND, Fla. (June 29, 2022) – With the ever-growing Aerospace Expo requiring more and more resources to meet demand, Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) and SUN ‘n FUN (SNF) announce the addition of Jana Filip to the team as Business Development Manager. In her new role, Filip will be responsible for ...

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 ...

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, ...

SUN 'n FUN Media Partners

LAKELAND, FL  - June 26, 2013 - One week each year during the SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, air traffic in Lakeland and the surrounding communities is elevated. The media is focused on the world's second largest aviation expo identified as having a $64m economic impact on the ...

SUN 'n FUN By The Numbers

When the Federal government sequestration policy threatened the viability of the 39th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, partners within the State of Florida stepped up to a new challenge. Proceeds from the annual event in Lakeland have historically benefitted students and the future of aviation. That stirred ...

Kermit Weeks featured at SUN 'n FUN for Tour of Aircraft from the Weeks Private Collection of Aircraft and Book Signing

LAKELAND, FL  - SUN ‘n FUN is pleased to welcome Kermit Weeks, founder and owner  of Fantasy of Flight, home to The World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection™.   Across the SUN 'n FUN campus and in the Florida Air Museum, guests are privileged year-round to view aircraft on loan from the ...

FedEx Express Support of Polk County Aviation Education Programs Being Recognized at Dedication of Boeing 727

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – April 11, 2013 SUN 'n FUN is honored to have FedEx executives join local staff at the site of what has become the newest "classroom" on the SUN 'n FUN campus.  On Friday, April 12, 2013, SUN 'n FUN and FedEx Express will ...
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