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Commander Aero, Inc.
Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport
10570 Springboro Pike
Miamisburg OH 45342

Toll Free: (888) 881-5580
Phone: (937) 885-5580
Fax: (937) 885-5586




History
 
      Commander Aero Inc (CAI) was established in 1981 as a full service Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Greene County Airport. John Bosch became a partner in the business in 1985 and sole owner in 1995. The business was founded by Dick Wartinger after he acquired the assets of Southern Ohio Aviation. In 1997 CAI moved its operations to Dayton - Wright Brothers Airport. Prior to moving to Dayton – Wright Brothers Airport CAI completely renovated the facilities. The 25,000 sq. ft. hangar is in better shape now than at any time in its past. 
 
      In 1987 a plan was prepared to develop airplane modifications. This was successfully accomplished with the introduction of AeroDyne winglets in 1988. CAI has continued to invest in new product developments and today it boasts a 35 page catalog of products and services. 
 
Management Team
 
    

John Bosch - Chairman and CEO

John began his love of aviation when he joined the USAF as an aircraft maintenance officer immediately after graduating from Penn State with an engineering degree in 1951. After leaving the Air Force, he joined GE's Aircraft Equipment Division where he began as a design engineer and progressed to chief engineer and general manager.  He has owned a number of airplanes and is an instrument-rated pilot.  John is a registered professional engineer and serves on the boards of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the Air Force Museum Foundation, and the Shaw Aero Companies. He also is Vice Chairman of the Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission and is Chairman of the Wright “B” Flyer Corporation.

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Bryan Hix, Service Manager 

     Byan is an A&P technician with over 30 years of experience.  He graduated from Montgomery County Joint Vocational School with an A&P Certificate in 1981.  After working at two other aircraft firms he began working at CAI in 1984 where he became highly regarded for his diagnostic skills.  Bryan left CAI in 1998 and went to work for Cessna Service Centers in Wichita KS and Toledo OH before joining NetJets in Columbus OH.  While at NetJets he attended many training classes pertaining to maintenance of Citations, Hawkers and Falcons.  In 2003 Bryan returned to CAI where he held the position of Chief Inspector and Lead Mechanic until January 2012 when he was promoted to the position of Service Manager.
  



Amy Johnson, Controller   

Amy has joined us as our new Controller replacing Scherry Diamond who held the position for 32 years.  Amy came from Innomark Communications where she was Staff Accountant.  Amy is a graduate of Cedarville University with a degree in accounting.