Rich RoppJet Linx
Vice President of Business Development & Aircraft Management Sales
Starting off at Jet Linx as St. Louis Base President, Rich Ropp started in the private aviation sector over 30 years ago and over time has held increasingly complex service, sales and leadership roles for several well-known companies including Million Air, Midcoast Aviation, PGA, JetCorp, JSSI, Sentient Flight Group, Jet Aviation, and now Jet Linx STL. Additionally, he founded and operated Aircraft Appearances, an aircraft detailing company located in West Palm Beach, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri.
Given his diverse collection of roles in aviation, he offers a well-balanced perspective on aircraft operations, flight service offerings, and common challenges/issues within this business sector. His educational approach and ability communicate well with prospective clients and clients has allowed him to set proper service and delivery expectations while helping clients avoid many unnecessary and costly surprises.
Ropp has served as a Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association board member for over 10 years, was an NBAA Schedulers & Dispatcher committee member for six years, and is currently serving as a board member for Wings of Hope. He continually finds ways to work with charitable organizations and his church. Ropp has been on a medical mission trip to Ecuador with Wings of Hope and two mission trips to Haiti with his church. He has resided in St. Louis for 34 years and enjoys traveling, camping, running, biking, kayaking, writing, soccer, sailing, and any time around water.