K. Hunter Weiss serves as President of Welsch Aviation, Inc., operating out of their Washington D.C. location, where he utilizes his extensive knowledge and vast experience to put the skills he has mastered through three decades of experience in executive aircraft brokerage to work for every client. After growing up in an aviation family and obtaining a degree in Business Management, Hunter began his career at Welsch Aviation in 1987 at their Washington D.C. location as a Sales Associate. In 1989, he was recruited by Midcoast Aviation to start and direct a sales office in Little Rock, Arkansas as Manager of Aircraft Sales. He subsequently became the Manager of Completion and Avionics Sales for Midcoast Aviation in St. Louis, Missouri.
Hunter returned to Welsch Aviation in 1991, where he continued to acquire and market jet aircraft on behalf of clients and broaden Welsch Aviation’s customer base. Hunter believes in the importance of a ‘Hands On’ approach to sales, so he consistently meets directly with clients, does his own physical inspection of aircraft and logbooks before a sale or acquisition and personally oversees prepurchase inspections and final delivery of customer aircraft. He is well known and well respected in the industry for his honesty, professionalism and knowledge.
Now, after 18 years as a Partner with Jim Welsch, Jr., Hunter is currently the President of Welsch Aviation. In addition to continuing with his stellar record in aircraft sales and keeping up with and expanding his strong and loyal client base, Hunter takes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Welsch Aviation. He is committed to perpetuating the philosophy and integrity of Welsch Aviation, since he feels that is what differentiates them from many in the industry. These strengths have enabled them to provide unparalleled service to clients worldwide for over seven decades, expand their offices throughout the United States, and provide over five billion dollars in sales for their clients.
Hunter was a founding board member of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), and is a current and active member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). He has served on various committees and has held various board positions for the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) and is currently Chair of the Membership Committee.
Hunter is very involved with a local Boy Scout Troop as an Eagle Board of Review Counselor. He has served on the Customer Advisory Board of FJY Financial, a financial planning and investment management company. His hobbies include participating in driving events as a member of the Porsche Club of America, cycling, boating and spending time with his wife Michele, and their two children, Spencer and Erica.