The Wichita Aero Club has unveiled its slate of speakers for the coming year, which includes John and Martha King, Clay Lacy, and Kansas’ newest senator.
In 2011, the club will launch its year with a pair of sessions. The first will be a panel featuring Wichita State University President Dr. Don Beggs, Dr. John Tomblin of the National Institute for Aviation Research and Dr. Tony Kinkel, the newly appointed president of the National Center for Aviation Training, where the January luncheon will be held.
In February, the club will return to the Wichita Airport Hilton Hotel for a panel on aviation and the environment co-sponsored by the Lindbergh Foundation and featuring John and Martha King of the King Schools.
Wichita native Clay Lacy, a 2010 National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee will follow in March before Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group makes a return visit to the club’s podium. He was the club’s first speaker. Kansas’s newest Senator Jerry Moran will address the group in May.
There will be no luncheon in June, when the second annual Wichita Aero Club Golf Classic takes place at Crestview Country Club.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Chief Executive Officer and President Craig Fuller will also make a return visit in July. John Johnson, the president of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is slated for August and Peggy Chabrian, the president of Women in Aviation has agreed to speak in September. Gary Scott, who heads Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, will provide insight into the company’s new CSeries airliner program in November. The year will culminate with the WAC’s third annual ON-AIR Summit.
For more information: WichitaAeroClub.org, along with video clips from past speakers and information on future speakers on the Events tab.