Since Rick Asper graduated from law school with a juris doctor degree in 1976, his professional experience has been exclusively related to aviation, with an emphasis in aviation regulatory expertise. He has traveled to over fifty countries during the last forty years, representing airlines, government civil aviation bodies, airports, airport sponsors and private aviation interests worldwide.
One of Rick’s primary areas of expertise is in the field of airline and airport regulatory affairs, both in the USA and abroad. He has represented several governments as their designated representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and has assisted many industry partners and ICAO bodies, particularly in the field of compliance with ICAO annex requirements, and with the USA’s Code of Federal Regulations.
Rick serves on several international regulatory boards and committees, and is a frequent speaker at aviation conventions and functions worldwide. He has been the chairman of the Bahamas Aviation Council, a parastatal organization of government and private aviation interests within the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, for the last fifteen years.
Rick is the chairman of the Aviation Professionals Group (APG) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The APG is made up of aviation professionals in all fields of aviation expertise. The APG was formed in 1996, and he has served as its chairman for the last 21 years. Rick served in the US Army during the Vietnam era as a military intelligence officer.
Rick lives in Fort Lauderdale. He is a licensed private pilot and serves on several charity boards.