Lee Rohde

Lee RohdeLee has worked with a wide range of clients representing them throughout the process of new and pre-owned aircraft acquisitions, providing analysis of their current flight operations, audits and management reviews of both internal and third party flight departments and charter management companies. Additionally, he has managed a number of new aircraft completions, pre-purchase inspections and retrofit projects for various aircraft types, and he has also managed the export and import of aircraft on and off the United States registry, as well as various foreign registries. Lee has worked with all the major fractional programs representing clients in the acquisition, leasing, re-purchase by the program provider, and sale or leasing of various fractional shares to third parties.

Lee is a member in good standing of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA). Lee is currently an active Board Member of the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) and member of the Robb Report Corporate Aviation Advisory Board, and was a previous member of both the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) Associate Member Advisory Council, and the
Board of Directors.

Prior to Essex, Lee served as President and COO of Aviation Management Systems, Inc., (2005 – 2013) an aviation consulting and aircraft acquisition firm. In 1988 Lee was co-founder of Londavia, Inc., which was acquired in 2001 by The Marmon Group, becoming part of the AmSafe Aviation group, a multi-national distribution company servicing the business and commercial aviation industry with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, China and Sri Lanka.

In 1982 Lee entered active duty with the United States Air Force serving as a computer and switching systems specialist on SACCS (Strategic Air Command and Control System) communications system. During his service he carried a top secret security clearance and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant prior to his honorable discharge in 1986.

Lee is an experienced pilot and holds an MBA and BA in Economics from the Whittemore School of Business & Economics, University of New Hampshire.

Contact Lee today at lrohde@essexaviation.com.