A&E Expo Frequently Asked Questions

General A&E Expo

When is the next A&E Expo? 

  • The next A&E Expo is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 7, 2024. 

  • The A&E Expo will take place bi-annually, on even years: 2022, 2024, 2026, 2028, etc.  

The FAQ's below answered the most frequently asked questions related to the 2022 A&E Expo. 


Where will I be able to park? 

  • Parking arrangements have been made at the following locations: 

  • Event parking for attendees will be at Kimpton Middle School.  

    • Bus transportation will be provided from Kimpton Middle School to the A&E Expo.

Who will be able to park at the Kent State Airport (1G3)/FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center? 

  • The Upper Lot at the Kent State Airport (1G3)/FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center will be reserved for handicap parking

  • The Lower Lot at the Kent State Airport (1G3)/FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center will be reserved for VIPs. VIPs will be given a parking pass in advance. 

  • The T-hangar Lot at the Kent State Airport (1G3)/FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center will be reserved for volunteers.

Events and Activities

Will there be airplane rides offered by the Precision Flight Team?

  • Yes! The Kent State University Precision Flight Team is excited to offer airplane rides at the 2024 A&E Expo!

    • Cost, To be determined. 

Will there be simulators? 

  • Yes! There are many opportunities to participate in simulated experiences! 

    • College of Aeronautics and Engineering 

      • 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

      • Flight Simulators Cost To Be Determined. 

      • Virtual and Extended Reality 

    • The United States Marine Corps

      • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

      • Full motion simulators

    • Corsair 

      • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

      • Tabletop simulators

Will the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) have activities and demonstrations?  

  • Yes! The CAE will have: 

    • Foundry Demonstrations

    • Drone Tent Demonstrations

    • Flight Simulations 

    • Extended and Virtual Reality Simulations 

    • Programmable Logic Controllers 

Will there be t-shirts for sale? 

  • Yes! You can buy an official A&E Expo t-shirt for $15!

Will I be able to operate any of the systems used in the demonstrations and/or activities? 

  • Yes! You will be able to operate the FTC Robots! 

Will I be able to fly the UAVs used in the demonstrations and/or activities? 

  • This is to be determined. 

What events and activities can I expect to find inside the Hangar? 

Inside the Hangar, you will find events and activities such as: 

  • Pancake Breakfast hosted by Scout Troop 177 

    • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

  • The Private Pilot Pinning Ceremony presented by Republic Airways 

    • With a special thank you and the most gratitude to Captain and Mrs. William F. Colleran for their generosity and vision in this inaugural ceremony that has paved the way for a new tradition and legacy at Kent State University. 

    • 11:00 a.m. 

  • Drone Tent

  • Student Organizations

    • High Power Rocket Team

    • Women in Engineering

    • National Gay Pilots Association

    • X-Bots 


Will there be food?

  • Yes! We will have food trucks with many different food options. 


Can I become a vendor? 

What organizations from outside Kent State University can I expect to see?

  • FTC Robotics

  • MAPS Air Museum

  • Corsair

  • The United States Marine Corps 

Will Props-4-Paws be collecting donations? 

  • Yes! Props-4-Paws will be there accepting food, supply and monetary donations. 
  • T-shirts will also be available for sale. 

Do you have a question that is not listed above? 

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