Charlie Precourt

Member, 78CL Aviation LLC

Charlie Precourt recently retired as the vice president and general manager of the Propulsion Systems business at Northrop Grumman. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and as the chair of the Safety Committee for the Citation Jet Pilots Association.

Precourt, who retired as an Air Force colonel in 2000, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1977 with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He was an F-15 pilot, instructor, and flight commander, and a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. He has over 11,000 hours in over 90 different types of aircraft, and is type rated in several Citation aircraft models and exhibition warbird jet aircraft.

A veteran of four space flights and member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Precourt held several management positions within NASA, including deputy program manager for the International Space Station, chief of the Astronaut Corps, and director of operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.


Joined NBAA Board: 2019
Current Term Expires: 2023
Committee Service: Member, Audit Committee


Additional Information About Charlie Precourt

Oct. 13, 2021 Koch, Witzig Chosen to Lead NBAA Board of Directors; Amalfitano, Weihs to Lead Advisory Council
Dec. 14, 2020 Members Re-Elect Nine Board Leaders at Virtual Annual Meeting
Dec. 16, 2019 NBAA Welcomes Fraser, Precourt to Association Board of Directors

Updated Oct. 8, 2021