On Wednesday at SUN ’n FUN, a new raffle was launched to support SUN ’n FUN’s Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility located on the fly-in’s campus.
The winner of the ACEMaker Raffle will receive a prize package that includes premium week-long admission for four and parking to SUN ‘n FUN 2017.
They also will receive round-trip airfare for four, accommodations at Park Inn by Radisson Resort and Conference Center in Kissimmee, a $250 gift card for a rental car, four single-day passes at Fun Spot America and a 1/2 day airboat tour for four provided by Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, all supplied by Experience Kissimmee.
To top off the prize package, the winner will share the cockpit of Stallion 51’s dual cockpit-dual control World War II P-51 Mustang with Lee Lauderback for a hands-on flight of a lifetime.
The orientation flight will include a pre-flight briefing that tailors the flight to the individual’s experience, expertise and expectations; preflight walk around and cockpit orientation; hands-on flight that encourages the individual to do 95% of the flying, followed by a post-flight briefing reviewing the three-camera video that captures all of the action during the flight
All ACEMaker Raffle proceeds will go to support ACE, nationally recognized and honored for its STEM-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 students of all ages. ACE facilities also include the world’s only fully functioning Boeing 727 jet on a high school campus, fully modified to be an interactive laboratory.
Participants in the ACEMaker Raffle might win “the vacation of a lifetime,” but the purchase of their raffle ticket will definitely impact the future of aviation by supporting SUN ‘n FUN’s mission to “preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages,” SUN ’n FUN officials said during this week’s fly-in.
The winner will be announced at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh later this year.
Tickets are $20 for one, six for $100, or 15 for $200.
Raffle tickets, details, and full rules are available on SUN ‘n FUN’s website at Sun-n-Fun.org/Acemaker-Raffle.