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Aerospace Discovery Day 2018-09-11T21:43:26+00:00

Aerospace Discovery Day

Aerospace Discovery Day!!

Saturday October 20, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum

SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus
4175 Medulla Rd.
Lakeland, FL  33811

This annual event is a “must-do” for families of all ages. Your child will have an opportunity for their “First Flight” in a general aviation aircraft and even log time! Experience the wonders of aerospace through a full day of free hands-on activities that range from a scavenger hunt with prizes that include a DRONE …to solar observations in a planetarium…to constructing and launching rockets! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to reserve a space for “First Flight”. See below for details.

So Get Off The Ground and come on out for Aerospace Discovery Day at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus!! FREE ADMISSION! 
$5 parking donation benefits ACE Unmanned Squadron Club.

A Full Day of  Free Family Fun includes:

First Flights for the first 200 registrants ages 8-17.

Scavenger Hunt for Prizes including a DRONE!

All Day Admission to Aerospace Discovery – the Florida Air Museum
                See their newest exhibit: “NOAA: Where Science Meets Service”

Stomp Rockets
Solar Observations
Airplane Simulators
Fly Foam Gliders
Weather Activities
Rocket Construction and Launches
Wing Rib Construction
Balsa Glider Construction
Sports Science
Drone Demos
Static Airplanes
Airport Fire Rescue Truck
Face Painting
And more!

Unlimited play in the “Flight Zone”  for $5 includes:

Bounce House
Rock Wall
Dodge Ball
Basketball Toss

Onsite Camping is Available!
2 Day packages with dry and hookup options available.
Camping Registration  / Check in available:
       Friday, October 19, 2018 from 12:00pm to 9 pm
       Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
For camping details for this event  click here

Please call 863-904-4073 or email


The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to provide aerospace-related educational opportunities to people of all ages through its programs and scholarships. Located on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland, Florida, the organization is known for its annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo fundraising event as well as Aerospace Discovery, the Florida Air Museum. ACE is the world’s leader in producing licensed teenage private pilots and programs that touch over 30,000 students a year.  For more information,

Complete the Young Eagles First Flight Pre-Registration Form below:


Young Eagle First Flight Pre-Registration Form

  • * In order to be eligible for the flight opportunity the parent/legal guardian must be present on October 20, 2018 to complete the required paperwork in the presence of an EAA Member. There will be no exceptions.*
  • This is a "First Flight" opportunity for flyers who have not flown in an airplane before. So, everyone can experience the joy of their "first flight', please do not fill out this form if you have flown in an airplane and received time in your logbook. Thank you.






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