SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence are proud to announce that the James C. Ray Scholarship program recently created its 50th teenage Private Pilot, Matt Atkins. Matt will graduate from our Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) in June of 2017 and plans to continue his quest for a career in aviation.

Since beginning the scholarship program five years ago, SUN ‘n FUN has invested time and money into the Central Florida Aerospace Academy Foundation to fund both flight training and aerospace related college tuition for local area students. None of these opportunities would be possible without the philanthropic support of Mr. James C. Ray for whom the scholarships are named and thousands of hours from dedicated volunteers. As a World War II bomber pilot, James would tell you that soloing an aircraft changed his life forever and that he hopes to share this opportunity with as many high school students as possible.

SUN ‘n FUN’s vision, with the help of donors, sponsors, and volunteers is to replenish the aviation industry by creating Aerospace Professionals.