Ric Wilson

Vice President
Flight Operations

Captain Ric Wilson serves as the Vice President of Flight Operations and the FAA-designated Director of Operations for Envoy Air. In this capacity, he supervises all aspects of the airline’s flight operations, leading a team of over 2,000 skilled aviators. He holds overall responsibility and operational authority for ensuring regulatory, safety, and security compliance, as well as for ensuring the efficient and punctual execution of the airline’s daily flight operations.

With more than 40 years of aviation experience, including over 30 years at Envoy, Ric has accumulated a wealth of expertise. Throughout his tenure at Envoy, he has held various positions within the Flight, Dispatch, and Safety departments. Notably, he served as the Vice President of Safety & Compliance, overseeing all facets of corporate safety for a workforce of 16,000 employees. Additionally, he held the role of Vice President of System Operations Control, where he managed the company operations center, which supervised flight dispatch, meteorology, navigation, and crew tracking for 1,200 daily domestic and international flight operations. In this capacity, he was responsible for planning and logistical support for crew allocations, crew planning, and crew analysis, addressing all aspects of pilot and flight attendant staffing.

Captain Wilson is rated to fly various aircraft types, including the BA-3100, SF-340, ATR-72, EMB-145, and CRJ-700. He currently holds a type rating on the Embraer ERJ-175.

Ric holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Technology from LeTourneau University, with a focus on engineering and mechanics. He has completed an Advanced Executive Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, as well as 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.