Our Staff

Rich Leppert

President & General Manager

Rich began his career with Seneca Foods in 1999 working in various marketing and sales positions within Seneca. Bringing year...
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Patrick Owen

Director of Operations/Chief Pilot

Patrick has had extensive experience in aviation management including over 9 years as a Chief Pilot and over three years as a...
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Dave Fleming

Director of Maintenance

Coming from Pennsylvania to work for Seneca in 1985, Dave has spent decades working on King Airs, Barons, Falcon jets, and Ce...
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Sue Kline


Sue has been an active member of Seneca of over 20 years, beginning her career with Seneca Foods in 1994. Since then, Sue ha...
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Queen Elsa the Basset Hound

Official Mascot/Spokes-dog

Queen Elsa is our newest mascot. Her job is to let our valued customers know we allow their beloved pets on board our aircra...
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Lucy the Basset Hound (In Memoriam)

Mascot / Spokes-dog

Lucy was a Basset Hound adopted from ABC Basset Rescue by our President in 2013 and was Seneca Flight Operations official mas...
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About Us

In 1956 Seneca Flight Operations started out as a one-man pilot operation. Our mission at that time was to meet the corporate travel needs of the small juice company located in Dundee, New York.

Today, Seneca Flight is now a recognized and respected charter operator. Still located at the Penn Yan – Yates County Airport, Seneca has replaced its twin engine piston plane with several Cessna Citation jets with a single jet located in Janesville, WI. Much of Seneca Flight's success is owed to our parent company's accomplishments. Seneca Foods, much like Seneca Flight, has expanded and improved its operations to become a $1.5 billion world leader in agribusiness.

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About Seneca Foods

At Seneca, we believe that everyone deserves year-round access to great-tasting food that's also great for you. That's why we're bringing families and organizations all over the world real food that's nutritious, affordable, and delicious.

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