Richard “Dick” Hart, ASA, ISA AMChief Helicopter Appraiser
Richard Hart, ASA, ISA AM A&P is our chief helicopter appraiser, has over 40 years of experience in the helicopter industry. Dick Hart is an accredited senior appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
He is the owner/operator of the National Helicopter Service & Engineering Company, his family’s business established in 1957 as well as Elite Helicopter Tours. He joined the family business after graduating in 1975 from USC’s Marshall School of Business with a degree in finance, and coupled with an A&P license, he quickly became National’s Director of Maintenance and eventually, it’s President as well. This vast experience of managing flight operations and maintenance requirements for a wide variety of over 20 helicopters and airplanes, has given Richard an unparalleled perspective of the aviation industry. It also became a natural progression for him to combine finance and aircraft knowledge into completing aircraft appraisals. Since the late 1970s, as well as after founding Hart Aircraft Appraisal, he has appraised and produced reports on thousands of aircraft of all makes and models.