Keystone Aviation Promotes Shane Carlson To Chief Pilot

Top Quote Keystone Aviation is pleased to announce the promotion of Shane Carlson to the position of Chief Pilot. Mr. Carlson has been a pilot for Keystone Aviation since 2001 and holds six aircraft type ratings. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 20, 2012 - "Shane possesses not only extensive pilot experience, but also business experience and will be a valuable addition to the management of our Flight Department," noted Bill Haberstock, President of Keystone Aviation.

    As Chief Pilot, Mr. Carlson will be responsible for safety, operational, and regulatory aspects of the Keystone Aviation Flight Department. He will also be directly responsible for the management of a staff of over 35 employees.

    Mr. Carlson is a graduate of the University of Utah with over 6,000 hours of flight time. He also successfully founded three Utah companies. Mr. Carlson is an avid cyclist and he and his wife, Jeni, are raising two sons.

    Mr. Carlson replaces Chief Pilot, Phyllis Upchurch who has stepped out of the management role to do more flying. Ms. Upchurch served as Chief Pilot for Keystone Aviation since 2004. "We are incredibly grateful for Phyllis' contributions as Chief Pilot and we look forward to her continued presence and leadership as part of our pilot corps," said Kenny Hepner, Vice President of Flight Operations for Keystone Aviation.


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