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SXSW’s Powerful but Under-Recognized Speaker Elaine Chao

Charlie Bravo Aviation CEO René Banglesdorf was fortunate enough to meet U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Tuesday, March 12 as she spoke on behalf of the Department of Transportation for an event at Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW).   Below is René's firsthand account of the experience. Creative Film. Check. Impactful Music. Check. [...]

By | 2019-03-12T16:15:18+00:00 March 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Brooke Earns Her Wings

Curt and René’s daughter, Brooke, just hit a huge milestone in flight school on Wednesday, officially “earning her wings” by receiving her private pilot’s license, allowing her to fly just about anywhere in the country in a single-engine aircraft. Although the process from her first solo to earning her PPL was a relatively quick one, [...]

By | 2018-09-24T16:45:59+00:00 September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Upgrading from a Citation Excel

This video interview is part of a series of interviews between Curt and René Banglesdorf, President and CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, respectively. To view all of the uploaded conversations, search “Curt and René” in our blog’s sidebar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpJ7v6tjUPI Cessna's Citation Excel is one of our favorite private jets, especially for charter, but what's the [...]

By | 2018-09-24T16:45:10+00:00 September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Downgrading from a Citation X

This video interview is part of a series of interviews between Curt and René Banglesdorf, President and CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, respectively. To view all of the uploaded conversations, search “Curt and René” in our blog’s sidebar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK5WQ_zZ4w4&t=1s The Citation X is among the fastest civilian aircraft in the world, but for some people, [...]

By | 2018-09-24T16:49:55+00:00 September 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Largest-Cabin Single-Pilot Planes

King Air 350 (10 pax) No surprise here: the most popular turboprop in the world that our CEO René Banglesdorf calls “the F150 of turboprops” has the biggest cabin of any single-pilot aircraft. Its cabin stretches 19’5” in length, stands 4’9” tall, and has a width of 4’6”. In its typical configuration, however, the King [...]

By | 2018-09-11T17:20:09+00:00 September 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Upgrading from an Embraer Legacy

This video interview is part of a series of interviews between Curt and René Banglesdorf, President and CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, respectively. To view all of the uploaded conversations, search “Curt and René” in our blog’s sidebar. "Embraer has become a bigger and bigger player in the last few years in the private jet [...]

By | 2018-08-23T16:36:47+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments
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