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“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 […]

Early Forms of Human Flight

From commercial aircraft to private jets, it is apparent that we are currently enjoying the progress made in aviation. However, before modern day aircraft came about, a number of inventions in the past attempted to make early forms of human flight possible. Let’s take a trip back in time and learn about the earlier forms […]

The Traveler’s Handbook to Empty Leg Flights

If you are looking for a way to save on a private jet charter, then you should consider empty leg flights. What is an empty leg flight? Air charter operators usually fly customers round-trip. However, there are instances when a client doesn’t need to use both legs of the round-trip charter flight. These one-way scenarios […]

6 Airplane Fun Facts

6 Airplane Fun Facts Since everyone loves fun facts, here are a few interesting aviation facts. The Wright Brothers Although aviation history and development can be credited to way before the Wright brothers, they are given credit for inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human […]

To Buy or Charter a Private Jet?

More and more businesses and individuals are realizing the efficiency and productivity benefits of private business aviation. But what method of private aviation would best fit your needs or the specific needs of your company; purchasing an aircraft or chartering one? The differences between ownership and chartering can be compared using the following questions: How many hours […]