Leading Edge is fortunate to have Rick on our team as Senior VP of Aircraft Sales. Rick is a tremendous asset to our growing company. He is a well-known, seasoned aviation professional with over 34 years of management and aircraft sales experience.
Before joining Leading Edge, Rick was with Bell Aviation for 18 years. For 15 of those years, he acted as VP, responsible for the operations of the company, as well as overseeing the aircraft sales function. His prior experience also includes two years in charter sales and six years in aircraft sales with Eagle Aviation. Rick has been with Leading Edge for nine years.
Rick has sold all types of business aircraft, from turbo-props to large cabin aircraft, such as Gulfstream, Challenger, and Falcon. He has conducted overseas transactions and is familiar with the complexities of overseas sales and purchases. His years of international experience are a valuable asset for our clients.
Rick served 11 years in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Huey pilot. He also has a commercial pilot’s license and is instrument rated for both airplane and helicopter.
Rick has a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina. He is married and has two children and one granddaughter. He enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, and riding motorcycles.