SUN ‘n FUN, Stallion 51 Corp. and Experience Kissimmee have partnered once again to make the 2018 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo the experience of a lifetime for one lucky winner in the ACEMaker Raffle. Returning for its second year, the successful fundraiser is back to raise funds and awareness for SUN ‘n FUN’s Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), the STEM education facility located on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus at the Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport.
The grand prize for the ACEMaker Raffle is “The Ultimate Aviation Vacation”. One lucky winner will receive a prize package that includes premium week-long admission for four and parking for SUN ‘n FUN 2018, hotel accommodations, rental car, Kissimmee area attraction tickets supplied by Experience Kissimmee, and to top it all off, the winner will also share the cockpit of Stallion 51’s dual cockpit-dual control WWII P-51 Mustang with Stallion 51 owner Lee Lauderback for a hands-on flight of a lifetime! Raffle entry details and full rules are available on SUN ‘n FUN’s website at http://www.flysnf.org/acemaker-raffle/. All entries must be made before midnight, Sunday, January 14th, 2018. The winner will be announced January 15th, 2018, just in time to make plans for the 44th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo.
Last year’s Ultimate Aviation Vacation winner, Wesley Womack of Athens, GA said it was “the best $20 I ever spent!” Womack and his family enjoyed a VIP week at SUN ‘n FUN 2017 along with fun side trips to the Kissimmee area for theme park and airboat rides. The crowning experience, though, was his ride in Stallion 51’s P-51 Mustang. Womack spent an exciting day in Stallion 51’s immersive experience, learning to preflight, fly and land the legendary fighter.
All ACEMaker Raffle proceeds will go to support ACE, which has been nationally recognized and honored for its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-based aviation education programs. Anchored by the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, available programs include Airframe & Powerplant training, aircraft restoration and educational activities year-round for all ages. ACE facilities include the world’s only fully functioning Boeing 727 jet on a high school campus, fully modified to be an interactive learning laboratory. SUN ‘n FUN also provides over $430,000 annually in scholarships for flight training.
SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc.
SUN 'n FUN is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation located on the grounds of the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. Proceeds from the world-famous annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In along with dozens of events on the campus year-round are returned to their aviation-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, flight scholarships, and facilities. Please visit www.sun-n-fun.org for more information.
Stallion 51 Corp.
Stallion 51 is known worldwide for aviation excellence, making Mustang memories, and fulfilling flying dreams by offering aviation enthusiasts the rare opportunity to experience the legendary P-51 Mustang.
Experience Kissimmee is the travel and tourism authority for the Kissimmee destination, the Gateway to Fun. Kissimmee’s nearly 50,000 total accommodations include luxury resorts, well-known and comfortable hotels and motels, vacation rental homes and villas, and campgrounds. To learn more about all of the exciting things to see and do in Kissimmee, go to www.ExperienceKissimmee.com.
For more information on the ACEMaker Raffle, please contact Greg Gibson at GGibson@flysnf.org or call 863-644-2431.