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Mission Statement

Alpine SkyTours was founded to  give everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of flight. Flying over some of the most beautiful terrain in the West, enjoy amazing views and the excitement of a flight with an experienced mountain pilot in a Cessna 182 Skylane.  The Boulder Municipal Airport is handicap accessible and our pilot can facilitate a client getting from their wheelchair or scooter into the aircraft.  Share our pilot’s enthusiasm for the mountains and aviation and see this beautiful area in an entirely different way.

Our Founder

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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 of the area and is a skier, climber and fly fisherman.  Rob has been flying in the Rocky Mountains since 1992.  He has logged almost 1,000 hours in his Cessna 182 Skylane in the last 10 years.  Rob is a husband to Leslie and the father of 13 year-old twin sons, Ryan and Kyle.

Our Aircraft

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Cessna 182 Skylane

     All of our tours are flown in a Cessna 182 Skylane.  With 230 horsepower and a useful load of over 1,000 pounds, the Skylane can take three passengers 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 is always spotless inside and out.  Our chief pilot has owned this aircraft since 2004 and has logged almost 1,000 hours in it.

Our Pilot

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Robert Quinlan

 

     Rob grew up in Boulder and has been flying in the Rocky Mountains since 1992.  He is a skier, climber and fly fisherman.  He has an extensive knowledge of the local mountains, lakes and rivers.  With almost 1,500 hours total time and nearly 1,000 houra flying his Cessna Skylane, Rob is well-equipped to provide a interesting and information tour of the mountains or plains or the Boulder area.  Fly with him and share his passion for the mountains and aviation.