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Giving Day – How You Can Support ACE

Giving Day, also known as Giving Tuesday, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving designed to give to charities or non-profits to support their cause during the Holiday season. How the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) will be participating in Giving Day is through a unique and fun experience of a live-streamed ...

The Aerospace Center for Excellence welcomes Kaitlin Conway as the new Scholarship Associate

Lakeland, FL: The Aerospace Center for Excellence welcomes Kaitlin Conway as the new Scholarship Associate! Kaitlin’s love of aviation has been present since she was a child, with her family gifting her a trip to an airshow as a birthday gift. After moving to Florida from New Jersey, she visited ...

Lincoln Beachey – Airshow Pioneers & Innovators

Born in San Francisco, California in 1887, Lincoln Beachey had a passion for aviation from a young age. In 1904, Beachey worked with Glenn Curtiss to fly on the Arrow, an airship. The slow-moving airship did not thrill Beachey, as he wanted something with more power and movement.  By 1910 ...

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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