AARI Leadership

Bob Meurer - President

ATP, CFII, FAA Wright Brothers' Master Pilot Award recipient - Bob's aviation and business career spans over 56 years, flyin and instructing in dozens of aircraft ranging from Piper Cubs to regional jets.

Steve Phillips - VicePresident

Holding multiple pilot certifications, Steve began flying at 17.  A year later, he was flying charters and performing aircraft maintenance.  After an ensuing career in transportation and logistics, Steve has now attained his CFI and is committed to Reno GA.

David Dragoli - Director of Maintenance

David began his love of aviation on a US Navy flightdeck aboard the USS Independence.  After work on large engines in New England, Denver, and the Bay Area, he has now worked on general aviation aircraft on the KRNO field for over 17 years.  He is ready to take care of all your GA needs.

Bryan Herter - Director

Even though new to aviation, Bryan's love for flight is deeply rooted.  His decades of electronic and business experience combine with a new perspective of aviation to add a profound depth to AARI.

Sam Dragoli - Office Manager

Sam received a wide range of administration and customer service on-the-job training.  A general love of airplanes and flying kindled at a young age through air shows with her family.  Her 11 years at RFS/AMF solidified her dedication to aviation in Reno.