The Wichita Aero Club (WAC) announced Dr. John Tomblin as the recipient of the 2023 WAC Trophy during a special ceremony Oct. 11. Tomblin is senior vice president, Industry and Defense Programs; executive director, National Institute for Aviation Research; and Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering for Wichita State University.
WAC will celebrate Tomblin at its annual trophy gala in January 2023.
“The Wichita Aero Club continues to build upon the tradition we began in 2010 by selecting a deserving candidate with solid ties to the Wichita and Kansas aviation community,” said Ashley Bowen Cook, WAC board chair, trophy committee chair, and Greteman Group vice president. “Dr. Tomblin not only has exemplary achievements in this past year but has consistently raised the bar for our aerospace community for many years in his role at WSU and NIAR. We are excited to celebrate his many contributions.”