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Presence Matters – an interview with Julian Tonsmeire

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For most ordinary people, the biggest purchase they will make in their lives is the house they live in. Evaluating a piece of real estate can be a complex process, as can complying with the regulatory aspects of property ownership. But these burdens pale in insignificance when it comes to acquiring a business airplane. The task of evaluating, acquiring and …

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Introducing Scott Mowrey

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I’m Scott Mowrey, and I would like to introduce myself as the new Manager of Safety for Mountain Aviation. I have spent over 20 years in the aviation industry and have overseen many safety-critical operations during my career. This is not a position I take lightly. My primary purpose is to ensure Mountain Aviation maintains its outstanding safety record, and …

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Flying Blind – How will the FAA Ground Delay Program for Aspen, Eagle and Rifle Affect Mountain Aviation

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Most decisions in life are a balance of positives and negatives that result in some level of compromise.   How much compromise must be made in a decision generally correlates to the perceived satisfaction with the outcome.  Sometimes though, life presents the uncommon opportunity to make uncompromising choices with an expectation of total satisfaction.  The use of a private aircraft charter …

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Don McCarty is a man of few words.

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Don McCarty is a man of few words. Those who have worked with him however, know that his actions speak volumes.  Don has worked as an aviation technician for the last 50 years- and he has done it with the type of professionalism that comes with realizing how important his job is and taking great pride in doing your job …

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Mountain Aviation – 20 Years of Service to the Rocky Mountain community.

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Mountain Aviation celebrated 20 years of service to the Denver and Rocky Mountain region community. Along the way it has picked up a trophy cabinet of awards for safety and best-practice. From small beginnings it has grown to become a mature, ARGUS Platinum safety -certified air charter and aircraft management business, with a managed fleet of 19 airplanes, over 100 …

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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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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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