Rick "Boss" Svetkoff
Rick is the President and CEO of Starfighters. He is a former US Navy pilot, flying the A-4 Skyhawk. After leaving the Navy, Rick served as a Captain at Continental Airlines, where he flew the B727, MD80, B757, and B767.
Shortly after starting with Continental, Rick purchased an F-104 and began flying at air shows. He then acquired a fleet of the jets for a three-aircraft Starfighters Demonstration team. Ultimately, he envisioned this F-104 fleet as the core asset of a small, fast reacting aerospace company for a wide range of missions.
Moving beyond air show operations, Rick was invited by NASA to establish Kennedy Space Center as Starfighters' base of operations, to support the center's growth as a commercial spaceport.