Lakeland, FL: Advance members of the United States Navy Blue Angels will roar into Lakeland, Florida on Tuesday, December 11th at 3:00pm ET to meet with SUN ‘n FUN officials and begin preparations for their performances during the 2019 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo. Upon their highly anticipated arrival, the pilots and support team will be greeted by a crowd of high school students from The Lakeland Aero Club and the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, both of which are part of the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). The annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In is the largest fundraiser of the year for ACE, helping fund exciting STEM programs and scholarships. ACE uses these activities to engage, educate and inspire over 30,000 youth a year to help create the next generation of aerospace professionals.
Media is encouraged to attend this local opportunity to interview these precision performers and the students who will welcome them to Lakeland. A press conference will be held planeside, and photo opportunities with both the Blue Angels and the students will be available. SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In extends an invitation to members of the press for this rare opportunity to meet with the Blue Angels on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus as they meet our local students and share their mission and plans for an action-packed 2019 air show season.
The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo is April 2-7, 2019.
About SUN ‘n Fun Fly-In, Inc.:
SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages. Year round events, including the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo which is one of the world’s largest of its kind, raise funds for the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In annually raises over $2M for ACE enabling the delivery of STEM-related and aerospace education programs engaging over 30,000 youth each year. Additionally, ACE manages and allocates up to $430K/year in aerospace scholarships. For more information, www.flysnf.org.
About Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc.:
The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has emerged as a nationally recognized leader in STEM-related and aerospace education through its various learning centers, outreach programs, summer camps and scholarships aimed at preparing students for tomorrow’s aerospace challenges. 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 the Aerospace Discovery Museum which is Florida’s Official Aviation Museum and Education Center. ACE is the world’s leader in producing licensed teenage private pilots and delivers youth programs that engage over 30,000 students a year. For more information, www.ACEedu.aero.