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The Insiders’ Guide Ep 16: Beechcraft King Air 350i with Payson McDaniel

  In episode sixteen, private aviation insider René Banglesdorf interviews pilot Payson McDaniel about the key features of the Beechcraft King Air 350i. Find out about its performance specs, mission capabilities, fuel burn, and much more! About Payson: Payson's love for aviation started at a young age after watching crop dusters spray nearby fields and [...]

By |2019-09-12T13:24:16-05:00September 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Private Aviation Insiders’ Guide Aircraft Comparison: Citation CJ3+ vs. Phenom 300E

Charlie Bravo Aviation CEO René Banglesdorf and her son, Jake, break down the differences between Cessna's Citation CJ3+ and Embraer's Phenom 300E. They talk operating costs, fixed costs, maintenance, fuel burn, cruise speed, cabin size, and more. Citation CJ3+ vs. Phenom 300E 100,000 miles Speed CJ3+: 406 knots / 467 mph Phenom 300: 419 knots [...]

By |2019-08-28T17:15:11-05:00August 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Niche Lending – Business Aviation (Part 3)

This blog is Part Three of a series called “Niche Lending – Business Aviation,” written by Shelley Svoren of First Republic Bank. Part One, which breaks down the global market for business aviation financing, is available here: Part 1 Part two, which goes into detail on risks financiers must consider before jumping into business aviation, [...]

By |2019-08-20T11:38:13-05:00August 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Private Aviation Insiders’ Guide Aircraft Comparison: Hawker 800XP vs. Citation Excel

Charlie Bravo Aviation CEO René Banglesdorf and her son, Jake, break down the differences between the Hawker 800XP and Cessna's Citation Excel. They talk operating costs, fixed costs, maintenance, fuel burn, cruise speed, cabin size, and more.   Hawker 800XP vs. Citation Excel 100,000 miles Speed Hawker 800XP: 419 knots / 482 mph Citation Excel: [...]

By |2019-08-08T14:20:41-05:00August 8th, 2019|0 Comments

René Featured in Marketplace on NPR

Charlie Bravo CEO René Banglesdorf was interviewed for Marketplace on NPR, where she spoke about the pre-owned aircraft industry in relation to Boeing's needs after the 737 Max grounding. Check it out at the link below!   https://www.marketplace.org/2019/08/05/after-boeing-737-max-grounding-demand-for-used-planes-takes-off/

By |2019-08-07T12:11:01-05:00August 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The Insiders’ Guide Ep 12: HondaJet with Dave Moore

René Banglesdorf speaks to pilot Dave Moore about the Honda HondaJet in part 13 of the Insiders' Guide. In this engaging interview, we learn about its performance, range, ideal missions and much more! About Dave: Dave Moore is a Navy and Air Force decorated aviator and officer. In civilian aviation Dave has worked as a [...]

By |2019-08-29T16:39:52-05:00August 1st, 2019|2 Comments

The Insiders’ Guide Episode 12: Bombardier Global Express XRS with Dominic Rivers

In this episode, René Banglesdorf speaks to pilot Dominic Rivers from Journey Aviation about the Bombardier Global Express XRS in part twelve of the Insiders' Guides. In this interview, they delve into the XRS' performance, range, luggage capacity and much more! About Dominic: Dominic Rivers hails from Yorkshire, UK. Being an aviation enthusiast from a [...]

By |2019-07-29T10:21:04-05:00July 25th, 2019|0 Comments