Wichita Aero Club seeks nominations for annual trophy

The Wichita Aero Club is seeking nominations for the recipient of its annual trophy honoring someone who has made achievements and contributions in the field of aviation or aerospace with close ties to Wichita and Kansas.

The organization’s first honoree was Velma Wallace, philanthropist and widow of long-time Cessna leader Dwane Wallace. Wallace was followed by Spirit AeroSystems CEO Jeff Turner, who received last year’s trophy for outstanding performance during difficult economic times.

The trophy may be awarded to a living person, group or organization.

The recipient will be honored at a gala in January.

The selection committee includes members of the Wichita Aero Club’s board of directors and members of the aviation community.

Nominations are due by Oct. 15.

For more information, go to http://www.wichitaaeroclub.org/award/ or to http://www.wichitaaeroclub.org/content/upload/files/WACTrophyForm2012v2.pdf to download a nomination form.