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WICHITA, Kan. (March 26, 2019) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is debuting several of its leading piston aircraft with the recently updated Garmin G1000 NXi avionics next-generation integrated flight deck at this year’s Sun ‘N Fun International Fly-in & Expo in Lakeland, Fla. The four piston aircraft on display are the Beechcraft Baron G58, Beechcraft Bonanza G36, Cessna Turbo Stationair HD and Cessna Skylane. The Cessna Grand Caravan EX, also equipped with the upgraded avionics, and the Cessna Citation M2 light jet have been added to this year’s portfolio of products highlighted at the show.

February 22, 2019 - Lakeland, FL: SUN ‘n FUN, one of Lakeland’s most iconic events, is making it easier for locals to attend its weekend festivities while supporting Downtown Lakeland on March 1st, 2019. Appropriately named “Downtown Lakeland Flight Night hosted by SUN ‘n FUN”, the city’s First Friday event, held monthly on the cross-streets surrounding Lakeland’s Munn Park, the sponsored promotion will give area residents ticket discounts and a chance to spin a prize wheel for upgrades and giveaways. SUN ‘n FUN local partners will also be on-hand with games and giveaways promoting the excitement of aviation and STEM-related opportunities.

February 11, 2019 - Lakeland, FL: You saw them at the Olympics, and most recently at the Super Bowl. Now, airshow fans at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland can look forward to something special – the first public drone light show performance at a Florida airshow. Over 60 of the specialized aerial robots will lift off together, taking flight twice during the week-long event. SUN ‘n FUN organizers are confident that this dazzling multi-colored aerial light display set to music, dubbed the “Star Dance Spectacular,” will be one of this year’s most memorable highlights.

Lakeland, FL (April 19, 2018) – This past week, Alpina appeared at the annual SUN ’n FUN Fly-In and Expo as the Official Timekeeper alongside Global Brand Ambassador, champion aviator, Michael Goulian for the second year in a row.

SUN 'n FUN has once again teamed up with the industry leading aviation job website,, to host this year’s career fair.  Industry professionals will be onsite next Wednesday to interview for openings with their respected companies.

June 22, 2017, Lakeland, FL - The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) will align the stars for students by bringing the only public planetarium to residents in Polk County thanks to GiveWell Community Foundation’s Impact Polk Annual Grant Program. 

May 23, 2017 - Jensen Houck, a senior at Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus, was awarded SUN ’n FUN’s 2017 Top Gun Citation of Merit. Jensen received a $4,000 SUN ‘n FUN scholarship. Jensen plans to attend Polk State University in the fall with a focus on a Professional Pilot Science Degree.

May 22, 2017 – Lakeland, Fla. - Aerospace Center for Excellence will host “Fly Into Summer” on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum, located on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus 4175 Medulla Rd., Lakeland, FL.

May 15, 2017, Lakeland, FL - The Aerospace Center for Excellence is elated to announce two new scholarship opportunities for their students to continue their aerospace educational goals.  This year will mark two new Scholarships, one going to a student pursuing an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificate and one for a student pursuing an Engineering degree. 

April 25, 2017, Lakeland, FL - Transition to the Sky is a new program offered at the Aerospace Center for Excellence that is designed to prepare people with special needs and their families for future air travel.