Our Founder

Robert Quinlan

     Robert Quinlan is the owner and founder of Alpine Sky Aviation, LLC and Alpine SkyTours.  He has lived in Boulder since 1968 and graduated from Boulder High, the University of Colorado and the University of Colorado Law School.  He has extensive local knowledge as a hiker, skier, climber and fly fisherman.  His love for the mountains began with camping and fishing, then moved to include rock, ice and alpine climbing.  Rob has been flying in the Rocky Mountains since 1992 and has logged many hours as pilot in command of various aircraft, mainly his beloved Cessna Skylane, which he has owned since 2004.  Rob has been married to his wife Leslie since 1992 and is the father of 17- year-old twin sons, Ryan and Kyle.  

Our Aircraft

Cessna Skylane

     All of our tours are flown in a Cessna Skylane.  With 230 horsepower and a useful load of over 1,000 pounds, the Skylane can take three passengers on a beautiful tour in comfort.  Each passenger has their own headset for communicating with the pilot and their own window for taking photos or videos.  Our Skylane is meticulously maintained and has modern avionics and instruments.  Our founder and chief pilot, Rob Quinlan, has owned this aircraft since 2004 and has invested much time and money keeping it in tip-top condition.  Painted in the original scheme and containing much of the original interior, this aircraft has a “retro” feel to it. 

Our Pilot

Robert Quinlan

     Rob grew up in Boulder and has been flying in the Rocky Mountains since 1992.  He is a hiker, skier, climber and fly fisherman.  He has an extensive knowledge of the local mountains, lakes and rivers.  His energy and experience allow him to narrate a fantastic tour you won’t soon forget.   Rob is able to provide our clients with an interesting and informative perspective of the mountains or the Boulder area.  Come fly with him and share his passion for the mountains and aviation.