August 7, 2014

Wichita Aero Club Presents Rollie Vincent at August Luncheon

Wichita, KS — August 5, 2014 – The Wichita Aero Club’s August luncheon will feature celebrated aviation forecaster Rollie Vincent. The luncheon will be held August 19 at 11:45 a.m. in the Emerald Ballroom of the Doubletree Hilton Wichita Airport Hotel.
Rollie Vincent is President of Rolland Vincent Associates. He has almost 30 years of experience in business, regional and international aviation, including work at ICAO.
With a background in market research, economics and statistics, he has held senior leadership positions in marketing, strategy, business development, and consulting. His roles have included Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at Cessna, Director of International Airline Analysis at Bombardier Aerospace, Director of Marketing, Strategy & Business Development at Flexjet, and Director of Strategy & Communications at Learjet.
Vincent will be speaking on changing aspects of the aviation industry likely to affect Wichita. “Like an old aluminum airframe, aviation forecasters have been dinged many times for having called recoveries too soon or for missing the next big turn in the market,” Vincent said. “More than 6 ½ years after the onset of the Great Recession, important questions remain: Have business jet demand and supply forces permanently changed? Is commercial aircraft the next bubble to burst? Is The Air Capital the aircraft industry‘s Detroit?”
Vincent has an MBA in international business and marketing, and a BA and MA in urban and economic geography from McGill University.
“Rollie brings a unique perspective as a speaker since he has firsthand experience at many of Wichita’s aviation companies including Bombardier, Cessna, Learjet, and Flexjet,” said Dave Franson, President of the Wichita Aero Club. “He possesses a wealth of knowledge of the general aviation marketplace and his presentation will not be one to miss.”
WAC luncheon tickets for members are $30 and $40 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased online at our website,, on the selected luncheon page under Events Schedule. Ticket purchases may also be made by calling 316.681.4471.
The Wichita Aero Club was established in 2008 to foster and promote interest in aviation, provide a forum focused on the industry’s issues and achievements and bring together those with a passion for flight in an environment that expands and enhances professional relationships and furthers cooperation and understanding.

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  1. Deanna Harms on said:

    Excellent presentation today. Facts and analysis tempered by wit and personality.

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