Captain Ric Wilson is Vice President of Flight Operations and FAA designated Director of Operations for Envoy Air. In his role, he oversees all facets of the airline’s flight operations, leading the airline’s team of more than 2,000 professional aviators. He has overall responsibility and operational control for regulatory, safety and security compliance, as well as the efficient and timely conduct of the airline’s daily flight operations.
Ric has more than 40 years of aviation experience, including 30+ years at Envoy. During his career at Envoy, Ric has held numerous positions within the Flight, Dispatch and Safety organizations. He has served as the Vice President of Safety & Compliance where he was responsible for all aspects of corporate safety for 16,000 employees. He also served as the Vice President of System Operations Control, responsible for the administration of the company operations center overseeing flight dispatch, meteorology, navigation and crew tracking for 1,200 daily domestic & international flight operations. He was responsible for planning and logistical support of crew allocations, crew Planning and crew analysis which addressed all aspects of pilot and flight attendant staffing. Captain Wilson holds flight ratings on the BA-3100, SF-340, ATR-72, EMB-145, CRJ-700 aircraft types and is currently type rated on the Embraer ERJ-175.
Ric holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Technology from LeTourneau University with an emphasis on engineering and mechanics, has completed an Advanced Executive Program at Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University and an Aviation Safety and Security Program at George Washington University. In addition to being an FAA-licensed Air Transport Pilot with over 7,000 hours of flight experience, Ric is also an FAA-licensed Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic.