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Douglas Young and AZBAA Team Receive NBAA Outstanding Excellence Award

We are proud to announce the outstanding achievements of Douglas Young and the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA). The recognition they have received, including the NBAA Outstanding Excellence Award and the Regional Group of the Year award, is a testament to their dedication and hard work in promoting business aviation in Arizona. It’s also heartening […]

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Seven Sensible Questions to Ask When Arranging Your Private Jet Charter

Those seeking to charter an aircraft often rely on their own research, or a Charter Broker’s knowledge, to evaluate the many charter operations and service options available to them. Like any other industry, not all charter operators deliver the same standards of safety and professionalism. To assist charter customers to identify competent operators, here are […]

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2023 AZBAA Golf Benefit

The Annual AZBAA Golf event took place on Friday, April 27, 2023, at the prestigious Talking Stick Golf Club. This year, the event saw the continued support of Pinnacle Aviation, who returned as the Title Sponsor. To kick off the festivities, a VIP sponsor reception was held on Thursday, April 26, at the impressive Jet […]

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2023 Arizona Tennis Classic

The 2023 Arizona Tennis Classic took place between March 13th and 19th, at the Phoenix Country Club and once again Pinnacle Aviation supported the event as a sponsor.  This year’s event was an ATP Premium Challenger, part of the ATP Tour’s new and elite “Challenger 175” category.  The new Challenger 175 classification has been awarded […]

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Lou Grubb Golf Fore Friends — 50th Year

We congratulate Mr. Dan Grubb on another sold out field of golfers who competed in the 50th Annual Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf tournament at Camelback Golf Club in Paradise Valley, Arizona, continuing a philanthropic Grubb Family tradition spanning over five decades.  Pinnacle Aviation is proud to be a sponsor of this excellent event. The […]

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2023 Desert Mountain Putting Challenge

The Desert Mountain Foundation (DMF) and Scottsdale-based Pinnacle Aviation, in partnership with the Desert Mountain Golf Professionals and the Cactus Classic Golf Tournament, presented the 9th Annual Pinnacle Aviation Putting Challenge fundraising event with all proceeds donated to the DMF Scholarship Fund and Golf Staff Education Fund. After being postponed twice due to weather, the […]

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Pinnacle Aviation Expands Offering More Hangar Space

As Pinnacle Aviation continued its growth, one of our challenges was to have adequate hangar space for our new clients. This prompted us to rent a 20,000 square foot hangar on the West side of the Scottsdale Airport to give us the flexibility we needed. In doing so, we wanted this hangar to meet our […]

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Pinnacle Aviation is Celebrating 35 Years

We are grateful for our team and our clients, who have helped make Pinnacle Aviation’s past 35 years in private aviation such an amazing journey. You can read more about our story in the January 2023 issue of ImagesAZ.

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2021 Crew of the Year

Pictured from left to right: Trevor Turcott (Director of Operations), Les Fujiwara (Captain Global 5000), Curt Pavlicek (Owner/President of Pinnacle Aviation standing in for Cabin Attendant Jessica Martin), Don Machado (Lead Captain Global 5000), Todd Pixley (Chief Pilot), Scott Casey (Charter Manager) Don MachadoDon was hired in 2007. He came to Pinnacle Aviation after flying […]

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Barrow Neurological Institute Tour

Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is truly an amazing place for research, treatment, recovery.  A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of joining Mrs. Jana Earnest, Development Officer with BNI, for a “behind the scenes” tour. We began our morning with CEO & President,Dr. Michael Lawton […]

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2019 Pilot of the Year Award

Pinnacle Aviation is proud to announce the 2019 Pilot of the Year awards to Lead Captain Mike Price and Captain Matt Forsey. Each year Pinnacle Aviation’s Director of Operations, Trevor Turcott, and Chief Pilot, Todd Pixley, get together to compare notes and select Pinnacle Aviation’s Pilot of the Year. After carefully analyzing our pilots’ flight times, trips flown, […]

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Pinnacle Aviation’s Response To The Coronavirus

To All Pinnacle Aviation Clients –We are taking the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak very seriously and wanted to update you on everything Pinnacle Aviation is doing to ensure the health and safety throughout our operations. We are following guidance from the CDC and the WHO, and in addition to our high standard cleaning and flight preparation […]

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Seven Sensible Questions to Ask When Arranging Private Jet Charter

People seeking to charter an aircraft, often rely on their own research or a Charter Broker’s expertise to evaluate the many charter aircraft and services available to them.  Private jet users expect that, at a minimum, aircraft available for charter are in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety regulations.  However, just like any other industry, not […]

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2021 Pinnacle Aviation Putting Challenge Champion — Mrs. Lauren Hovey Keomaka

The Desert Mountain Foundation (DMF) and Scottsdale-based Pinnacle Aviation, in partnership with the Desert Mountain Golf Professionals and the Cactus Classic Golf Tournament, presented the Seventh Annual Pinnacle Aviation Putting Challenge fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting the DMF Scholarship Fund and Golf Staff Education Fund. Monday, February 15, 2021 was a cold and cloudy […]

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