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15 Courageous Acts of Aviation

Flying airplanes is rather commonplace in this day and age. However, there are people—pilots and passengers alike—who take things to a whole new level by braving seemingly impossible odds to provide relief or save lives. Let’s look at 15 of the most notable courageous acts of aviation in history. 1.  C-47 Skytrain “Extol Pink” Crew Captains […]

10 Interesting Circumnavigation Records

Circumnavigating the globe is one thing. Doing it in style is a whole different story. People throughout history have found different ways to make traveling the world a bit more interesting. Let’s look back at 10 of the most unique circumnavigation records in history. 1.  Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Careri From 1693 to 1698, Careri made […]

Famous People with Private Jets

For most of us, owning a private jet is something that we can only dream about. But for some, owning an aircraft is a dream come true.  This list takes a look at some of the famous owners of private jets. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei Hassan al Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah is the reigning […]

“There’s an APP for That” – Promoting Aviation Safety

We enjoy working in the fast paced general aviation industry.  While fun and exciting, this environment poses serious hazards that include, spinning propellers, jet engine blasts, and ground equipment moving every which way. The consequences of an accident could be devastating. Keystone Aviation is committed to promoting aviation safety. How do we communicate best practices […]

10 Busiest Airports in the World

Airports are among the busiest places in the world with people flying in and out all day, every day. “But which ones are the busiest among all these busy airports?”  We thought you’d never ask. You’re in luck because we’ve just finished compiling a list of the 10 Busiest Airports in the World based on […]

An Insider’s Guide to the Sundance Film Festival

It’s that time of year again—a time to celebrate great stories and the work of up-and-coming filmmakers. Yes, it’s time for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The event is going to be held in Park City, Utah from January 19 to 29. The Festival provides independent filmmakers from across the globe a platform  to showcase […]

Which aircraft is right for you?

So, you have thought about it long enough. You’re tired of taking three days to accomplish what could be done in one. Perhaps you have had enough of long lines and pat downs.  Maybe you’ve chartered or flown on a friend’s aircraft a time or two and realized the cost-benefit analysis makes sense.  Whatever your reason, you […]

Winter Departures Procedures

Keystone Aviation is spooling up for another winter wonderland at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Hangar space in the winter is always in high demand. On an average night, Keystone Aviation has the capacity to hangar 35 transient aircraft. Even with over 400,000 square feet of hangar space, we find ourselves regretfully unable to […]