Aeronautics & Engineering Expo

We are excited to host the A&E Expo on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Kent State Airport.

You are invited to the 2024 A&E Expo! This family friendly event has been a fixture in the Stow/Kent community for more than two decades and we are thrilled to bring this event back and showcase our Airport and FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center to the entire community.  The Expo offers a unique look into the Kent State Airport and offers one-of-a-kind activities for both the young - and young at heart.


  • Walk-Up: $5 per person, $20 per family
  • Parking On-Site: $20 per vehicle, cash only


Airplane Rides 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • $65 per person
  • $95 for party of 2
  • $125 for party of 3
  • FREE for 5 & under (must be accompanied by an adult)

Simulator Rides 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • $20 per 15 minutes

Aircraft On Display

  • Douglas C-53 "Beach City Baby" taking off from the ground

    Douglas C-53 Skytrooper "Beach City Baby"

  • Fairchild C-123 Provider-Thunder Pig landing

    Fairchild C-123K Provider “Thunderpig”

Food and Vendors

All Day 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Hosted by Scout Troop 177
    Adults (12 and up) $8 | Kids (5-11) $5 | Kids (5 and under) Free
    All proceeds benefit Scout Troop 177; Cash Only

Food Truck Vendors 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Top Dawg
  • Sticks: Corn Dogs, Fried Cheese & Fresh Squeezed Lemonade  
  • Stoddards Ice Cream
  • SummerFest Foods: Texas Steak Burgers, Italian Sausage & Grilled Chicken Pitas

Can I become a vendor?

You can become a vendor at this event by sponsoring a booth!

Add to your calendar from our Event page

Sponsorship Contact

Rick Love |
Outreach Program Coordinator, Industry/Alumni
College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Event Contact

Liz Porter |
Director, Marketing, Communications and Outreach
College of Aeronautics and Engineering