Aviation historian and author Edward H. Phillips will be the Wichita Aero Club’s featured speaker at its November 12 luncheon at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. He will be introduced by Sonia Greteman, CEO of the Greteman Group, which recently published WICHITA: WHERE AVIATION TOOK WING, a perspective on Wichita’s heritage as the “Air Capital of the World.” The presentation, which is open to the public, will begin at 11:45 AM and will include lunch. Cost is $40 for non-members and $30 for members of the Wichita Aero Club.
Mr. Phillips’ presentation will include insights and anecdotes from interviews and conversations he held with many of Wichita’s most prominent aviation pioneers. An acknowledged expert on the Air Capital’s role in the aerospace industry, Ed Phillips has researched and written eight books on the unique and rich aviation history that belongs to Wichita, Kansas. He holds degrees from the University of North Dakota, is a pilot, and an advanced ground instructor. He has worked for Beech Aircraft Corporation, Piedmont Airlines, and Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.