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About Richard Hart:

Richard brings over 45 years of experience to the aviation appraisal industry as owner of Hart Aircraft Appraisal, LLC as well as beginning employment at National Helicopter Service in 1975 and serving as President of both National Helicopter Service & Engineering Co., and Elite Helicopter Tours from 1988 to March of 2021.  During this time, he operated a fleet averaging 15 aircraft of six different makes and models. 


Richard completed his B.S. degree in Business Administration-Finance from the University of Southern California. He received his Machinery & Technical Specialties (MTS) – Aircraft Appraisal certification from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University qualifying him as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and is current with all USPAP requirements. He also holds an Airframe/Powerplant license and has attended numerous factory schools including Robinson, Bell, Airbus (eurocopter), MD (Hughes), Sikorsky, Rolls Royce Engines (Allison), Honeywell Engines (Lycoming Gas Turbines) and Safran (Turbomeca). 


Richard's extensive managerial and operations experience as Director of Maintenance, Chief Inspector, Accountable Manager and President of National Helicopter, under FAR Part 133, 135, 137, 145 and an FAA approved Motion Picture Manual uniquely qualifies him to consult on all aspects of aircraft and maintenance operations.


He has 45+ years appraising thousands of aircraft of all makes, models, and sizes, including helicopters, warbirds, piston-engine and jet aircraft, homebuilts, experimental aircraft, spare engines and components, donations (IRS), damage history, collateral inspections, consultations, and diminution of value analysis. Richard has been qualified as an expert witness numerous times with several cases going through trial, including trial in Federal Court. 


For a complete CV, please contact via email or phone. 

Partial list of aircraft we have appraised by make and model:


Aero Commander 690B, 690C

Aero Vodochody L39

Aerospatiale/Socata TBM 700 Series

Aerostar 601/601P

Air Tractor AT-401, AT-402 Series

Air Tractor AT-502, AT-602, AT-802 Series

Alon A2

American Champion 8KBAC

Astra 1125

Avion Mudry CAP 10B

Ayers Thrush S2R-T34

Beechcraft 76 Duchess

Beechcraft 77 Skipper

Beechcraft King Air 90 / B100 / B200 / 350 

Beechcraft 1900 Series

Beechcraft A36 Series

Beechcraft B-55

Beechcraft C23 Series, C24 Series

Beechcraft G17

Beechcraft S35

Beechcraft 390 Premier 1A

Beechcraft Bonanza G36

Beechcraft Hawker 800XP

Beechcraft Hawker 4000

Bellanca/Champion 7GCAA

Bellanca Citabria

Boeing BBJ

Bombardier BD700-IA10

Bombardier CRJ-200

Bombardier DHC-8 (Q400)

Bombardier G6000

Britten Norman Islander BN2A

Canadair T-33

Cap 10B

Cessna 162 Skycatcher

Cessna 172 Series, 177 Series

Cessna 180 Series, 182 Series

Cessna 185

Cessna 195B

Cessna 205, 206

Cessna 207 Series, 210 Series

Cessna 310 Series, 340 Series

Cessna 320 

Cessna 337 Skymaster

Cessna 402, 408, 414, 421 

Cessna 425 Series, 441 Series

Cessna Caravan 208B

Cessna Citation 525, 551, 560

Cessna Citation 650, 680, 690, 750

Cessna Citation IISP, III, IV, S11

Cessna Citation CJ1, CJ2, CJ3, CJ4

Cessna Citation Bravo

Cessna Citation Excel

Cessna Citation Longitude

Cessna Citation Mustang

Cessna Citation Sovereign

Cessna Citation Ultra

Cessna Citation X, XLS

Cessna M2

Cessna T337

Challenger 300, 350

Challenger 601, 604, 605

Cirrus SR-20, SR 22, SF50G2

Convair 240, 880

Convair F106B Delta Dart

Curtis P-40

Daher Kodiak 900

Dassault Falcon 50, 200, 900

de Havilland dHC-2 Beaver

de Havilland dHC-3T Otter

Diamond DA 20, DA 24 NG

Diamond DA 40, DA 42

Douglas A-20G


Douglas A-24B

Douglas B-26

Eclipse EA500

Embraer EMB 500, 505

Embraer Legacy 500, 600, 650

Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer CRJ 190

Epic LT

Ercoupe 415-C

Extra 300L


Fairchild Metro III 

Fairchild PT-19, PT-26A

Fairchild SA-227TT

Falcon 50, Falcon 50EX

Falcon 900, 2000

Falcon LXS

Flugzeugbau Extra 300/L

Fouga Magister

FW 190 Warbird

General Motors FM-2

Global 7000

Gulfstream GII, GIV, GIV SP

Gulfstream G150, G200, G400

Gulfstream G550, G650, G700

Gulfstream III

Hawker 125/400

Hawker 800, 800XP, 850, 900XP

Hawker 4000

HondaJet HA420

Israel Aircraft 1124 II

Jetprop 840, DCX

Kodiak 900

Lancair Series

Lear 31, Lear 35

Lear 40 XR

Lear 45, 55, 60

Martin B-26

Maule MT-7-235

Mooney M20

Nanchang CJ6A

North American P51 Series

North American Texan T6

Phenom 100

Pilatus PC 12/45

Pilatus PC 12/47

Piper Jetprop DLX

Piper J-3 Series

Piper Malibu

Piper M600

Piper PA 12, 24 & 28 Series

Piper PA 30 Series

Piper PA 31 Series, 34 

Piper PA 46 Series

Piper PA-235

Pitts S-2B

Rockwell Turbo Commander 690B

Ryan PT-22

Scottish Bulldog MPL120

Sherpa 600

Shorts Tucano MK1

Socata TBM 900 Series

Superior/Culver Cadet LFA

Tecnam P2006T, P2012

Temco GC-1B Swift

Thrush S2R Series

TL Ultralight Stream

Vans RV8, RV-9A

Volmer Jensen VJ-24

Wheeler Express

Zlin 242L


Aerospatiale SA-313B

Agusta 109 Series

Agusta 119

Agusta AW139

Airbus (MBB) BK117 Series

Airbus AS350/H125 Series

Airbus AS350 FX2

Airbus AS355 Series

Airbus AS365N Series

Airbus EC130 (AS350B4) / H130

Airbus EC120/H120 Series

Airbus EC135/H135 Series

Airbus EC145/H145 Series

Bell 204 Series

Bell 205 Series

Bell 206 Series

Bell 206L Series

Bell 212 Series

Bell 214 Series

Bell 222 Series

Bell 407 Series

Bell 412 Series

Bell 429

Bell 47 Series

Bell OH-58

Bell UH-1 Series

Brantly B2B

California Helicopter S58T

Enstrom F28 Series

Enstrom F-280

Eurocopter AS-332 Series

Eurocopter BK117 Series

Eurocopter BO105 Series

Fairchild FH1100

Helicycle G1 Series

Hiller UH-12 Series

Hughes 269, 369 Series

Kaman K-MAX

Leonardo AW139

MD 500 Series

MD 530 Series

MD 600 Series

MD 900 Series

Mosquito XEL

Robinson R22 Series

Robinson R44 Series

Robinson R66

Schweizer 333 Series

Sikorsky H34

Sikorsky S-55 Series

Sikorsky S-58 Series

Sikorsky S-61 Series including Shortsky

Sikorsky S-62 Series

Sikorsky S-64 Series

Sikorsky S-76 Series

Sikorsky S-92

Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk

WSK-Swidnik MIL 2

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