10 Things You Never Knew About Rick Leach

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Meet Rick Leach, the Trans States Airlines President and CEO.  Rick took a few minutes out of his day to tell us a few little- known facts about himself.

Q: What was your first aviation job?

A: My first aviation job was working in the operations office at Air Illinois.

Q: What was your first non-rev?

A: My first non-revenue trip was from St. Louis to Columbia, MO in a Twin Otter.

Q: What is your favorite joke?

A: Considering the fact that I learned most of my jokes from my father who was a truck driver for 40 years, my favorite joke would not be appropriate to share.

Q: St. Louis style pizza or toasted ravioli?

A: Definitely St. Louis style pizza.

Q: What is your favorite time of day?

A: My favorite time of day is around 5 a.m. …before my head has a chance to start filling up.

Q: Who is your favorite Cardinals player?

A: Willie McGee…not a superstar, but a really nice guy!

Q: What is your favorite restaurant?

A: My favorite restaurant is Morton’s, the Steakhouse if I want something really nice; AAA Burger for casual.

Q: What is your favorite vacation spot?

A: VACATION???? Wherever I am when I get one.

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Blue.

Q: Chocolate or vanilla?

A: Chocolate!

Thanks, Rick! Who else would you like to hear from next? Email your suggestions to lori.asbury@transstates.net.