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From a Farm in North Dakota to the Largest Charter Fleet in Scottsdale

Photo of Curt Pavlicek in 1985, as pilot of a Gulfstream GI in Scottsdale, Arizona. Curt handled the sale of this aircraft and that transaction marked the inception of Pinnacle Aviation.


As President and CEO of Pinnacle Aviation, Curt Pavlicek’s journey from a wheat farm in North Dakota to founding Pinnacle Aviation is a remarkable story of seizing opportunities and building expertise in aviation. It began with a simple observation during a drive with his father, which sparked his interest in flying. His father’s offer of flying lessons set him on a path that led him to earn various pilot ratings, ranging from small planes to larger commercial jets like the Boeing 737.

Starting his corporate career by flying private jets, Curt Pavlicek gradually expanded his expertise beyond flying. Recognizing the diverse needs of private jet owners, he ventured into aircraft sales, acquisitions, management, chartering, and maintenance. Each new division of Pinnacle Aviation was born out of his commitment to providing superior, personalized solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual clients.

For more than thirty-five years, Pinnacle Aviation has grown into a trusted name in the private aviation industry. It is known for its dedication to excellence and its ability to meet the unique needs of private jet owners with bespoke aircraft solutions. Curt Pavlicek’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for aviation have been instrumental in shaping Pinnacle Aviation into a company that clients rely on for their private jet needs.

Pinnacle Aviation’s home base is located on the Scottsdale Airport, 14988 North 78th Way, Suite 106, Scottsdale, Arizona

Present Day

Pinnacle Aviation is the largest charter operator in Arizona, providing first class charter services both domestically and internationally with an impeccable safety record that is recognized by our IS-BAO Stage 3 Registration, ARG/US Platinum and Wyvern approval ratings. We offer an unparalleled level of convenience, luxury, and safety. Our strategic location near prestigious hotels and major freeways in Scottsdale, as well as additional operations in Hawaii and Colorado, can provide a seamless travel experience for you.

We provide personalized service for each flight, from stocking the galley to arranging culinary selections from Scottsdale’s finest restaurants, as we strive to exceed your expectations. Charter specialists are available 24/7/365 by calling 800.333.1680, and you can rest assured that your private travel needs will always be met with utmost professionalism and efficiency.

Pinnacle Aviation is the epitome of luxury travel, delivering a seamless and unparalleled charter experience to its discerning clientele. To call it First Class travel doesn’t begin to describe the Pinnacle Aviation charter experience. It’s about peace of mind. It’s about comfort. It’s about reliability. But, most important, it’s about you. Pinnacle Aviation goes beyond the expected to give you a higher level of safety, service and dependability.