ACE partnered with Able Flight, a unique organization that shares a similar belief that learning to fly is a life changing experience. This partnership will enable those with physical disabilities an opportunity to earn their Light Sport Pilot Certificate in a customized aircraft that meets their physical needs, instruction from volunteer certified instructors, and the ability to continue experiencing the joy and independence of flight. The mission of ACE is to engage, educate and accelerate the next generation of aerospace professionals. Able Flight’s success in engaging and educating individuals with disabilities in flight training is unparalleled. Together, we have the opportunity to truly change lives by combining our core competencies. A modified Zenith 750 is currently being built at the ACE Campus by students ranging in age from 8 to 18. The aircraft has been named the “Spirit of Lakeland” honoring and reflecting the long-standing commitment of the City of Lakeland to aviation. Click here to read more about this project.
Help us to capture this “spirit”by designing the graphics and paint scheme for our aircraft!
- Submission dates are from October 1 to November 15, 2019.
- All entries are to be submitted to the Aerospace Center for Excellence and becomes the property of ACE. ACE reserves the right to modify the design as necessary. A design and winner will be selected on or about November 15, 2019.
- Download a blank entry template here. Create as many paint scheme designs as you would like.
- Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org , drop off your submissions to Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum. or mail them to 4175 Medulla Rd. Lakeland, FL 33811. Please be sure to include your name and contact info. Subject line should be ACE Airplane Design Contest.
If your content entry is selected, you will receive:
- An invitation to the plane’s unveiling during SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo 2020 where you will be recognized for your design
- 4 pack of weekly passes, preferred seating and parking pass to the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo 2020
- SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo 2020 Swag Bag