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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 ...

Betty Skelton – Florida Aviation Hall of Fame

  Born in Pensacola, Florida on June 28, 1926, Betty Skelton developed a liking for aviation early on. Skelton began lessons as early as 8 years old and took the controls of an aircraft at 12 years old. She legally soloed at the age of 16 and soon after, acquired ...

The Florida Air Museum and Aerospace Center for Excellence Welcomes New Museum Director

The Florida Air Museum and Aerospace Center for Excellence welcomes Nicholas Mathes as our new Museum Director! Nicholas Mathes is a long-time Polk County resident being born and raised in Mulberry Florida. Nicholas married his high-school sweetheart in 2009 and has two children, Jaida, age 12 and Ezra, age 7. ...

Bill Adams – Airshow Pioneers & Innovators

Bill Adams was raised on a farm near Watertown, Wisconsin, where he was born on October 11, 1925. His interest in aviation began at an early age. He was working as a crop duster when, in 1948, he saw the famous Cole Brothers Air Show. Watching them inspired him to ...

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
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