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Wichita Aero Club seeking nominations for trophy recipient

It’s that time again. The Wichita Aero Club is seeking nominations for its second annual Wichita Aero Club Trophy.

The trophy is presented to someone with ties to the local community whose achievements and contributions in aviation or aerospace deserves recognition.

The trophy will be presented at a gala on Saturday, January 28 at the Wichita Airport Hilton.

Last year, the trophy was awarded to Velma Wallace, widow of former Cessna chairman Dwane Wallace, one of general aviation’s first women pilots and a Wichita philanthropist.

“The Wichita Aero Club trophy has been created to recognize both contemporaneous accomplishment or a lifetime of achievement,” said Dave Franson, Wichita Aero Club executive director.

But nominees can be individuals or organizations that could be recognized for a recent milestone or single event.

To make a nomination or for more information, go to