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Thank you from SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence for choosing our organization to volunteer your time and talents. Before we get started we would like to share some information about what SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence has to offer. Our campus is composed of 12 buildings:

  • Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air museum
  • Central Florida Aerospace Academy
  • Lakeland Aero-Club
  • Florida Aerospace Historical Annex
  • Aerospace Opportunity Center
  • Buehler Aerospace Restoration Skills Center
  • Piedmont Aerospace Experience
  • Crossfield Aerospace Center
  • Piedmont Aerospace Lab
  • Tom Davis Aerospace Education Center
  • Aerospace Pavilion
  • Aerospace Enterprise Center

Since 2012 Sun ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence has been creating Aerospace professionals we have become the “world leader in producing teenage private pilots”

$2.1 million is contributed towards education annually, including $432,000 in scholarships

  • 100+ Awarded – Over 70 flight scholarships ($12,000/student)
  • Over 20 college scholarships ($5,000/yr.)

We provide training so students can receive licenses and certifications

  • 58 Private Pilots Licensed
  • 15 Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic certification
    • Over 100 in training (80@ Central Florida Aviation Academy of which 25% are female)
  • Aviation training continuation
    • Instrument and Multi-Engine rating

Solo to Success is a program at the Aerospace Center for Excellence. At the present time we have 99 students that have soloed. This program is not just teaching our students to fly an airplane its teaching them life skills like:

  • Discipline
  • Responsibility
  • Situational-awareness
  • Decision – making
  • Self – reliance
  • Confidence
  • Self-respect

We offer students other opportunities like being a part of the UAV club and Stem Outreach programs. Richele Floyd, our Education Director, has developed a program called Transition to the Sky. This new program is designed to prepare people with special needs and their families for future air travel by experiencing every step and participating in routine passenger tasks.

  • Airport Arrival
  • Check-in and ticketing
  • Security Screening
  • Gate and Departure Lounge
  • In-Flight Simulation
  • Baggage Claim

SUN ‘n FUN is the #1 Fly-In destination throughout the ENTIRE year! We host all kinds of events on our campus. We give our community a reason to fly, ride or drive to an event fill destination:                                                      

  • SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
  • Carisle Fall & Winter Autofest
  • Family Motor Coach Asso. Rally
  • Dog Show
  • Florida H.O.G. Rally
  • Nat’l Corvette Restorers Society
  • Various athletic events x5
  • Pig Fest
  • Zombie Fest

Here are some ways you can come and be a part of our SUN ‘n FUN and Aerospace Center for Excellence family. Please click the links below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. 

EarlyBird Volunteer Program

YearlyBird Volunteer Program

Fly-In Volunteer Program 

Liberty Univ

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SUN ‘n FUN
Local Ambassador Program

We would like to build a team of local volunteers who can assist us with promoting “All Things SUN ‘n FUN” in the Central Florida area.

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Fly-In Ambassador Program

We are offering everyone with a passion for aviation a chance to join us (with bragging rights) on a mission to tell the world about our annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo.

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