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Educational Facilities

 The Aerospace Center for Excellence (A.C.E.)

SUN ‘n FUN’s core commitment to education through the pursuit of aviation is ever more visible on the 30 acre Centre aérospatial d’Excellence (ACE) couloir de l’éducation. ACE est maison de 11 bâtiments chargés de renforcer les programmes éducatifs toute l’année. Faits saillants: 

  • Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum, la Musée de l’aviation officielle de l’état de Floride, 
  • The Piedmont Aerospace Experience, un Boeing entièrement fonctionnel 727 Salle de classe
  • Central Florida Aerospace Academy, a public high school with aerospace focused curriculum and 100% graduation rate
  • AeroClub de Lakeland, le plus grand lycée Aéroclub dans le monde

Additionally, tous nos bâtiments sont disponibles pour la location des installations. Nous avons organisé des rencontres intimes pour les réunions du Conseil, grands mariages, et les conventions internationales.

Il est important de noter que tous les profits du soleil ‘ n locations de PLAISIR et de facilité de rentrer directement dans des possibilités d’éducation. ACE et SUN ‘ FUN n verse annuellement sur $450,000 bourses d’études vers les jeunes hommes et femmes à poursuivre leurs rêves de formation aéronautique.



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Its the first day of school and you look at your class schedule and it says 4th period is located in the 727? Is this a misprint? At the Aerospace Center for Excellence this will become a reality.

The unveiling of the Piedmont Aerospace Experience will take place at the 41st SUN ‘n FUN in April of 2015 and will be ready for student occupation starting August 2015.

The Piedmont Aerospace Experience was made possible by a donation of a Boeing 727-100 aircraft from the FedEx. The name of the airplane was affectionately called “Paul”

The Aerospace Center for Excellence was fortunate to receive a donation from the Tom Davis family and another anaymous donor to renovate this former freighter into a state of the art classroom to be used by students from all over Polk County, Florida, and the world.

This aircraft is fully functional (landing gear inop) and students will learn the correct way to power up this multi million dollar jet weighing in at over 80,000 lbs. This will all be done under the supervision of qualified industry professionals and allow students on our campus to have an incredible experience which will benefit them as they develop their aerospace careers.

There is no other classroom like this in the world located on a high school campus and none of this could have happened with out the support of our dedicated volunteer staff that put in over 2,000 hours restoring and renovating this project.

The Piedmont Aerospace Lab is where the youth aerospace club Future Eagles meets. It also serves as the home of our educational programs and summer camps.

In addition, the Piedmont Aerospace Lab functions as an auxiliary hangar where airplanes can be brought inside for an up close learning experience.


The Tom Davis Education Center, funded by the family trust of the founder of Piedmont Airlines, with additional support from the State of Florida, was dedicated at the 2005 Fly-In and houses summer camp and many other educational programs.

The Davis Center also hosted the first residential (overnight) summer camp session for students during 2007. The Tom Davis Center plays an integral role in our summer camps program. With two dormitories and a full kitchen over 200 campers call this their home for our week long summer camp experience.

The Davis Center is also utilized by our “Early Bird” Volunteer staff as a kitchen in preparations for the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In. Here our staff and volunteers have a chance to relax and enjoy lunch. We work together as one big family and enjoy lunch together as one big family.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Robin McFarland at

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The Crossfield Aerospace Center is the former home of the Central Florida Aerospace Academy. After construction of the new building we are able to use this as an annex to the educational goals of Central Florida Aerospace Adacemy.

Our newest occupants include Traviss Career Center where students and adult learners can achieve their Airframe and Powerplant Certificate while utilizing our classroom space.

There is also a working wood shop and a simulator bay which can be used for educational efforts as well.

Additional Tenants include:

*Carlisle will host events on the SUN ‘n FUN campus starting in November 2015


The Aerospace Pavilion can accommodate large symposium series hosted by the Aerospace Center for Excellence.

Here guests are welcomed by the outdoor venue in an engaging environment of static aircraft and engine displays.

The Pavilion has played host to many amazing speakers:

  • NBAA, AOPA, HAI, and EAA leaders during SUN ‘n FUN 2014
  • SR-71 Pilots
  • The Blue Angels

The Eickhoff Conference room is located on the 2nd floor of the Aerospace Pavilion and offers an amazing view of the SUN ‘n FUN campus. This room also serves as a classroom for our youth summer camps.

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Visit and learn about Florida’s unique aviation history with current state of the art technology. Interactive learning stations as a part of formal aerospace education are offered to guests from all over the world. STEM-based education stations allow visitors to interact and participate in real world environments that immerse them in the subject and enhance an understanding through hands-on applications.

One of a kind exhibits can be found such as:

  • The Florida Aviation Hall of Fame
  • The Howard Hughes collection
  • Innovations en matière de propulsion
  • Aerospace Research Attic
  • Signature Flight Support FBO
  • Air Racing Simulations
Central Florida Aerospace Academy (C.F.A.A.) est une main-d'œuvre Académie de Polk County Public Schools. Ce lycée a un programme ciblé aérospatial et a reçu l’agrément National pour ses programmes éducatifs exceptionnels. L’un des seuls 3 écoles dans l’Etat de Floride à recevoir cette distinction.

CFAA a actuellement 350 les étudiants inscrits et dispose de pistes en aérospatiale, avionique, ingénierie, et de la cellule. Aditinoally, leur programme JROTC se classe dans le top 5% à l’échelle nationale. Élèves qui fréquentent le CFAA aussi peuvent acquiert des crédits de double inscription à Polk State College et Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Pour en savoir plus sur CFAA, visitez s’il vous plaît

ACE est fier d’avoir l’AeroClub de Lakeland dans le cadre du pôle aérospatial pour l’Excellence. Ce club unique est th elargest lycée survolant le club dans le MONDE avec l’adhésion 80 étudiants. Jeunes hommes et femmes dans ce club de construire et piloter leur propre avion sous la supervision d’instructeurs/enseignants qualifiés.

Chaque année, les efforts de ces jeunes hommes et femmes sont récompensés comme ils prennent l’avion, qu'ils ont construit et il survoler 1000 miles à Oshkosh de participer à AirVenture.

Additionally, ces jeunes hommes et les femmes ont leur propre piste de bande d’herbe pour fonctionner à partir.

Pour en savoir plus sur l’Aéroclub de Lakeland, visitez /

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