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Gone West

RTAG founding member, past president, and longtime director Bob Meurer passed away on November 13th, 2021.

Bob will be remembered for his amazing stories, hearty laughter, and his dedication to teaching the next generation of pilots. 

UPDATE November 2023: 

The Book about Bob's life is going into a second printing, due to high demand. The ordering deadline is TBD. If you want one or more books, please order them today by clicking here

Bob's widow, Susan, has compiled a book about Bob's life. If you would like to order one, click here. The books cost $9 each if you pay with cash or a check, or $11 each if you use credit card.

All money collected will go to Bob's widow.

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Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument

Trygve Inda

1/17/23

Gone West

Dave Ruth, longtime local pilot and legend, passed away March 26, 2022. Dave served the Reno FSDO for many years as a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). In his 25,000-hour career, he flew 721 different “N-numbered" aircraft and certificated 1,543 pilots.

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Private Pilot Certificate

Jeremy Martinez

Jeremy is a student at Great Basin Aviation.

He received RTAG's Tom Pagnano Memorial Scholarship in March 2023 and became a Private Pilot on 5/1/23.

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Ethan Vincent

6/24/21

Recipient of Tom Pagnano Memorial Scholarship

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Tailwheel Endorsement

Matthew Yount

12/26/2020

Recipient of Tom Pagnano Memorial Scholarship

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Gone West

RTAG member Steve Katzmann passed away on July 23, 2021. Steve was a fellow aviator and a GA champion. He served as a Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Trustee and was an icon in our community.

Steve always remembered people's names and greeted everyone warmly. Steve will be greatly missed. 

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