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The National Air, Sea and Space Foundation is an educational, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of military, commercial, and civil enterprises in air, sea, and space.

Cocoa Beach Air Show

The foundation organizes the Cocoa Beach Air Show providing education on military and civilian air and space . more info

Cajun Scholarship

The Cajun Scholarship has been established by the NASSF in partnership with the Florida Institute of Technology and with the support of the Del Bagno family, to honor fallen Thunderbird pilot Stephen ‘Cajun’ Del Bagno and help others to follow their dream of flight as Cajun did… more info

Cajun Duck Derby

Join us on Thursday, April 13, 2023 for a fun evening by the lazy river at the Beachside Suites in Cocoa Beach in support of the Cajun Scholarship honoring fallen Thunderbird pilot Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno.

Support the scholarship by “Entering a duck” in the Cajun Duck Derby and have the chance to win one of three cash prizes! The entry fee for each duck is $50 and 100% of the net proceeds go to support the scholarship.

The Beachside Suites Lazy River, official course of the Cajun Duck Derby

Cajun’s parents, Joe and Cindy Del Bagno will be attending and past Cajun Scholarship recipients.  You can even meet some of the pilots and performers from the Cocoa Beach Air Show!

Gabriella Ferra, the first Cajun Scholarship recipient

STEM Education Programs

Each year the foundation hosts aerospace career days and STEM education programs in conjunction with the #AirDotShowLive tour in five destination cities.  Thousands of students spend rehearsal day at these inspiring aviation events learning about STEM based careers and opportunities in the aviation and space industries.