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Pilot’s perspective on flying over Andes near Santiago, Chile

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We ask Mountain Aviation pilot, Steven Foltz what goes through your mind while flying over the continent of South America? Steven Foltz Operating in South America offers it’s own unique set of challenges and rewards. Challenges that must be evaluated include security, weather, terrain, and volcanic activity. Security risks are always of concern, and must be purposely mitigated. Evidence of …

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Summer’s Bumpy Trips

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Some general information about thunderstorms   Ah!, summer’s here and the ice has melted from the hangars and runways, and no snow storms are about, unless we fly to Alaska or further north!. But now you say, oh! but I have to put up with those hot, bumpy flights, all the time in the summer *&#$!.  We pilots also wish …

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Mountain Aviation has launched a complimentary in-flight connectivity service

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Private, charter, business aviation. No matter what you call it, for what purpose, or the myriad of reasons to do so, one of the primary benefits of this type of aviation to any one of its users is its incredible efficiency compared to other modes of transportation available.  To maximize the efficient use of your time not only in the …

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Mountain Aviation adds a PC12 to the fleet

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  Denver, CO –  Mountain Aviation, a nationwide leader in private aircraft charter and aircraft management has added a Pilatus PC12 turbo-prop aircraft to its Part 135 Operating Certificate. This beautiful aircraft will be conveniently located at the Eagle County Airport (EGE) in the Vail Valley of Colorado and at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) in Broomfield, CO and …

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Mountain Aviation adds a King Air 200 to the fleet

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Denver, CO – Mountain Aviation, a nationwide leader in private aircraft charter and aircraft management has added a King Air 200 twin turbo-prop aircraft to its Part 135 Operating Certificate. This beautiful aircraft will be conveniently located at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) in Broomfield, CO. “As the largest operator of business jets and turbo-prop aircraft in the Rocky Mountain …

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Mountain Aviation Partners with Sun Valley Air Club

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Broomfield, CO, January 7, 2014 – Mountain Aviation has added its first Bombardier aircraft—a Learjet 60—to its charter fleet as it launches a partnership with the Sun Valley Air Club (SVAC) of Sun Valley, Idaho. A Learjet 60 offers speed, range and comfort to the fleet. It climbs to its cruise level of 43,000 feet in less than 14 minutes …

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The Morgan Adams Foundation

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On Saturday 4 folks from Mountain Aviation attended the Morgan Adams charity event at TAC air.  The Morgan Adams foundation supports cancer research for children.  The event featured a display of very high end cars and historic aircraft.  There was also a section with newer corporate aircraft.  We were lucky enough to have our Piaggio on display.  The people at …

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Tribute to a Fighter Pilot

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Two members of the Mountain Aviation team attended a Tribute to a Fighter Pilot event at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum – Lowry. The event was a tribute and open discussion with Aviation legend Bob Hoover. Mr. Hoover is considered by his peers as the “pilot’s pilot” and is most well known as a US Fighter …

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SMS, what the heck is it, anyway?

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Mountain Aviation spends a lot of time devoted to SMS.  All our employees are vested in SMS. We even have a separate SMS department with an SMS manager, me!  So, what the heck is it anyway? As the potential travelling public you SHOULD know this pneumonic and understand the basic principles that we as a company take so seriously.  This …

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Using Air Charter Operators for all your Charter Needs Instead of Charter Brokers

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We at Mountain Aviation are often asked by current charter and potential air charter clients why use Mountain Aviation when seeking charter jets in location’s where Mountain doesn’t have airplanes based. Many clients have used Charter Brokers in the past. They are familiar with the concept; call the charter broker, let the charter broker shop various air charter operators, and …

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