Insights from Charlie Bravo Aviation


The Top 10 FBOs in America

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Apr 27, 2015 1:30:00 PM

As a frequent traveler, you're probably both a creature of habit and someone who likes to keep your options open--especially if it means an expedited flight and shortened travel day.

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Topics: Insider, Aircraft Maitenance

Five Things You Should Know About Take-Offs

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Apr 24, 2015 1:30:00 PM

To most people, a runway is simply a runway. We all know that an aircraft needs ample space to take off and land safely. Beyond that, the average passenger doesn't know much about runways. However, there is much more to a runway than the length. The following details five things you can add to your repertoire if you need to make small talk with a pilot.

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Topics: regulations in flight

The FAA Has Changed the Procedures for Circling Approaches: 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Apr 21, 2015 1:30:00 PM

It's no secret that there's been concern over circle-to-land procedures based on spacial limitations. The aviation industry has expressed opinion that radii allowed for circle-to-land maneuvers is not large enough, making the protected nautical mileage too narrow for stable control of the aircraft. After much consideration the Federal Aviation Administration is now widening the protected air space. 

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Topics: politics and flying, regulations in flight

The Experiences of Recovering an Aircraft

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Apr 18, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Television producers will do anything they can these days to make ratings soar. When it comes to recovering an aircraft, the truth of the matter is that things are a bit more grounded than they seem on television. That's not to say there can't be a little turbulence along the way however.  More often than not, the process of recovering an aircraft is as straightforward as it comes.

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Topics: Insider, Aircraft Recovery

Business Jet Flipping Back in Demand?

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Apr 10, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Speculation in the private jet market might be making a comeback. Seven or eight years ago, buying a new jet and flipping it to another buyer was becoming a lucrative way of making millions of dollars in profits for those with enough money to tie money up in large deposits or purchases. Although the business jet flipping trade completely died after the 2008 financial crisis, it's picked up again over the last few months--but not for most models. And on the downside, during the 2008 crisis, values of private jets dropped by up to 40 percent. We call that flipped upside down. 

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Topics: aircraft market, comparing aircraft

4 People Who May Shape the Business Jet Market in 2015

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Apr 8, 2015 12:30:00 PM

The general aviation market is always changing, but there are always a few players that make the biggest difference. While choosing these individuals was not easy with many talented people and friends in this industry, we are confident we'll see these names making news. Here are four people we think will shape the market in 2015:

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Topics: aircraft market

The 5 Trendiest Small Business Jets on the Market

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Apr 6, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Whether your mission is to get to the next big meeting in a flash or get away from work once the weekend has begun, getting there in style is key. At Charlie Bravo Aviation we understand that performance, price and operating costs are important. However, sometimes what matters most is being ahead of the pack, on the verge of the latest new thing. For this reason, we've compiled a top five list of the trendiest small business jets on the market. 

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Topics: Buying your own Plane, aircraft market, comparing aircraft

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Aviation: Nikki Thomas

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Apr 2, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Women around the world are breaking norms, breaking barriers and breaking records. It is no different in the world of aviation.

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Topics: Celebrity Aviation, Women in Aviation

3 Common Causes for Small Plane Accidents

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Mar 31, 2015 1:26:32 PM

Flight is, and always will be a marvel of human achievement. The opportunity to "spread your wings" and fly is an unbelievable privilege and experience.  Having said that, we also know the flying does come with some inherent risks. While plane crashes are uncommon (nearly seventy times less likely than a car crash), they carry some major repercussions.  We feel it is important to know and understand the common causes for small plane accidents. Hopefully with this knowledge, you can appropriately plan for and avoid these issues, making your flight experience its absolute best.

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Topics: Buying your own Plane, aircraft mods, comparing aircraft

Examining Growth in the Large Jet Market

Posted by Rene Banglesdorf On Mar 23, 2015 11:25:07 AM

We expect that the increased interest in the production of larger aircraft will continue through the end of the decade. We attribute this growth trend in the large jet market to both global economic growth and globalization and expansion of larger companies.  It doesn't hurt that the number of billionaires continues to rise--and that they are purchasing more expensive jets. 

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Topics: aircraft market, comparing aircraft

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