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NTSB member Sumwalt to be keynote speaker at Aero Club lunch

National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt speaks at a news conference in 2015 after an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. Sumwalt will be the keynote speaker at the Wichita Aero Club luncheon on Tuesday.
National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt speaks at a news conference in 2015 after an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. Sumwalt will be the keynote speaker at the Wichita Aero Club luncheon on Tuesday. File photo

Robert Sumwalt, a National Transportation Safety Board member, will discuss his job and offer a behind-the-scenes look at the investigative agency’s work during a speech Tuesday at the Wichita Aero Club’s February luncheon.

Sumwalt has served on the board of the federal agency that investigates transportation accidents and makes safety recommendations since 2006, when he was appointed by President George W. Bush to a two-year term as vice chairman.

Prior to joining the NTSB, Sumwalt was a pilot for 32 years, including 24 years with Piedmont Airlines and US Airways, and has more than 14,000 flight hours.

He will speak at the Aero Club’s luncheon that begins at noon on Tuesday at the Doubletree by Hilton Wichita Airport, 2098 Airport Road.

The event is open to the public. The cost is $40 for nonmembers, $30 for members.

To register, go to wichitaaeroclub.org. Tickets are also available at the door.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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