Insights from Charlie Bravo Aviation

René Banglesdorf Featured on

Posted by Keith Sparks on Aug 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

René was featured on for an article she wrote about helicopter travel at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Check it out here:

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Topics: Charlie Bravo In The News

What Makes a Plane Single-Pilot Certified?

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf on Aug 24, 2016 12:41:43 PM

Single-pilot aircraft operation is all about flexibility and convenience. And even though the insurance premiums might be higher with single-pilot operations, the cost savings are significant. Single-pilot jets have progressed a lot through the years, and today, there are a number of turbine-powered aircraft flying with just one pilot. Here’s how they qualify: 

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Topics: Buying Your Own Plane, Regulations in Flight

Helicopters Playing Big Role at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf on Aug 9, 2016 10:33:22 AM

Even though they typically only fly a few hundred or a few thousand feet above the surface of the earth, helicopters have a way of making passengers feel like they are on top of the world. They are definitely well above the traffic congestion of popular sporting events and crowded thoroughfares. There is no place those two frustrations will collide more visibly this summer than the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Topics: Helicopters

6 Benefits of Flying Private

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf on Aug 4, 2016 12:04:17 PM

It’s time to reconsider your business travel habits! Every company in the United States uses traveling as a tool to run their business. Choosing the right way to travel – to maximise income and minimise costs – becomes one of the key issues to running a successful company.

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Topics: Buying Your Own Plane, Buying a Private Jet

The World's Fastest Motor Sport: Part 4

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf on Aug 1, 2016 6:17:29 PM

1977 - present - Air Race Classic

The Air Race Classic took the reins of women’s air racing in 1977, the same year that the AWTAR was discontinued due to rising costs. Each aircraft is assigned a specific handicap, with a goal of having actual ground speed as far over the aircraft’s handicap speed as possible. Handicap scoring was implemented in order to give each team an equal chance of victory. The first few Air Race Classics were flown solo, with shorter legs and more stops. Today the Air Race Classic is flown by a pilot and copilot, with longer distances (280 to 320 miles) and fewer control stops. The entire race is approximately 2,400 statute miles, and each contestant is given four days to complete it, flying only in VFR daylight hours.

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Topics: Aviation History