For Immediate Release
October 10, 2018
Lakeland, Florida: The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo is proud to announce that it is the subject of a documentary, “Flying for Education” which takes an innovative look at its mission as the primary fundraising event for the Aerospace Center for Excellence’s STEM-related youth programs and scholarships as well as its resulting economic impact locally and to the state. The documentary is produced by Florida Crossroads, an award-winning, half-hour documentary series that looks at the people, places, and events shaping Florida. Broadcast on The FLORIDA Channel, the documentary includes many interviews with event attendees, volunteers, and aviation industry leaders.
Check your local listings for the Florida Crossroads schedule OR view the documentary on the Florida Channel website at https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/flying-for-education/
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.
About The FLORIDA Channel:
Located in the state Capitol building, The FLORIDA Channel is a public affairs programming service funded by The Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV. It features programming covering all three branches of state government, and is Florida’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature and the Supreme Court. The FLORIDA Channel produces more than 2,500 hours of original programming annually that can be seen on PBS multicast channels, cable systems, and public, education and government access channels across the state. Florida Crossroads its one of the series it produces and broadcasts. For more information, www.thefloridachannel.org.
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SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc.