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Pinnacle Aviation’s 2017 Summer Interns

Our ASU interns acted as assistants to our Director of Safety during the 2017 Summer Semester. They were trained on the Pinnacle Aviation Safety Management System (SMS), the performance of safety audits, and the duties of the Director of Safety as outlined in the Pinnacle Aviation General Operations Manual. The interns conducted Pinnacle Aviation internal […]

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Orin Anderson – Helping Advance the Growth and Development of Pinnacle Aviation

Orin Anderson is the Director of Business Development for Pinnacle Aviation based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is responsible for advancing the growth and development of Pinnacle Aviation’s direct retail charter business in addition to aircraft management and aircraft sales. Prior to joining Pinnacle Aviation, Orin was Director of Business Development for AirSprint Private Aviation, a […]

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Refurbishment Can Enhance Your Jet Experience

Pinnacle Aviation is a full service aircraft sales, acquisition, charter and management company based at Scottsdale Airport. For nearly 30 years, Pinnacle Aviation has assisted many buyers and sellers to maximize the value of their aircraft experience. After purchasing an aircraft, it is not unusual for a client to request a refurbishment of the interior […]

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Jet-A Fuel Survey for June 2017

The June 2017 national average for a gallon of Jet-A fuel is expected to decrease ($0.03) from May 2017 to settle at $5.01.This is $0.11 higher than the June 2016 national average. Aircraft managed by Pinnacle Aviation and hangared in Scottsdale are currently paying a wholesale rate of $2.32/gallon for Jet-A fuel.  

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Hole-in-One

In support of our client Mr. Dan Grubb, Pinnacle Aviation sponsored a Hole-in-One prize during the 2017 Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf & Gala fundraiser. The Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf & Gala has raised more than $6 million over the years for Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. This was […]

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2017 DMCF Pinnacle Aviation Putting Challenge

The Desert Mountain Community Foundation (DMCF) and Pinnacle Aviation, in partnership with the Desert Mountain Golf Professionals, presented the Third Annual Pinnacle Aviation Putting Challenge fundraising event with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the DMCF Scholarship Fund.  Saturday, April 1, 2017 was a cool but beautiful Arizona day, when twenty-three (23) participants competed on the […]

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Safety Program Interns

Pinnacle Aviation has engaged two ASU interns, Matthew Stem and Ernesto Quintero, to be a part of our team during their Spring semester. These interns will act as assistants to our Director of Safety, Don Wade. They are trained on the Pinnacle Aviation Safety Management System, the performance of safety audits, and the duties of […]

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Don Yoo Pinnacle Aviation’s 2016 Pilot of the Year

At Pinnacle Aviation we exceed FAA requirements for pilot proficiency. We are proud of our pilots and believe they are the best in the industry. Each year Pinnacle Aviation selects a pilot to give a Pilot of the Year Award to. The pilot is chosen based on hours individually flown, feedback from other pilots, feedback […]

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Pinnacle’s Insurance Consultant

Bruce Ison was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona 38 years ago. Bruce enjoys being outdoors, with some of his hobbies being backpacking, hiking and golfing. After graduating college in 1988 he began his career working in aviation insurance for the US Aviation Underwriters as an Underwriter and an Office Manager. As an Underwriter his job was to select and […]

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Sky Kids

On November 5th Pinnacle Aviation was able to be a part of an event held at Scottsdale Airpark called Sky Kids. Sky Kids offers children with special needs an opportunity to fly in a general aviation aircraft with an expert pilot along with a parent or friend to experience the wonders and enjoyment of flight. The […]

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Drug Audit

On November 1, 2016 two FAA drug abatement inspectors conducted an in-depth inspection of Pinnacle Air Charter’s drug audit program. The inspectors planned on taking most of the day to review records, but Cynthia, who is responsible for overseeing and maintaining this program, did an amazing job of having all the necessary records documented and […]

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Desert Mountain Expo III

Last Friday Pinnacle Aviation participated in the Desert Mountain Community Foundation’s Expo III.  This annual event is a fundraiser for the DMCF’s Scholarship Fund that provides support for the educational goals of Desert Mountain employees, their spouses, and dependent children and grandchildren.   Desert Mountain residents enjoyed great food and drinks while visiting vendors from […]

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The Line Service Technicians at Southwest Jet Center

Line Service Technicians are the professionals working on airport ramps to assist with aircraft movement. They juggle a wide variety of responsibilities; including staging jets on the ramp in preparation for departures and moving them cautiously into the hangars after they arrive. It is a precarious job that requires steady nerves and the ability to focus their […]

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Upcoming Avionics Mandates

ADS-B Out & TCAS 7.1 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, also known as ADS-B, is a satellite-based surveillance system. ADS-B Out uses GPS technology to determine an aircraft’s location, airspeed and other data, and broadcasts that information to a network of ground stations. After it reaches the ground stations the data is sent to air traffic control […]

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Meet a Member of Our Charter Team – Charise Kneip

Charise was born and raised in a small town located 5 miles from the South Dakota border called Hills, Minnesota. She moved to Arizona 28 years ago and has lived here ever since. Charise has many hobbies including reading, cooking and taking care of her animals. It’s not uncommon to see Charise find a wounded […]

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