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The Insiders’ Guide Episode 2: Bombardier Challenger 605 with Bill Bryant

In episode two, private aviation insider René Banglesdorf interviews experienced pilot Bill Bryant about the key features of the Bombardier Challenger 605.  In this engaging interview, we learn about the stand-out features of the 605. Find out about its key strengths, performance, maintenance and much more!   About Bill: Originally from Canada, Bill Bryant has over 12,000 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:15:16-05:00April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

The Insiders’ Guide Ep: 1 – Cessna Citation CJ3 with Andrew Gratton

Private aviation insider René Banglesdorf interviews some of the world’s most interesting pilots and gets the scoop on aircraft they’ve mastered, including the aircraft’s operational strengths and weaknesses and their most thrilling experiences from the cockpit. In episode one, she speaks to Andrew Gratton, pilot, aviation consultant, founder Scandic Aviation and co-founder of Wingform on [...]

By |2019-04-09T14:50:05-05:00April 5th, 2019|0 Comments

FAA, NBAA Urge Aircraft Owners to Equip ADS-B Out

The last time we mentioned 2020 ADS-B requirements, January 1, 2020 seemed like a long way away. Now, with only nine months remaining until the impending deadline, it’s closer than it seems, especially as most service centers and maintenance shops in the U.S. are at near-capacity ADS-B installation schedules through October of 2019. ADS-B equipage [...]

By |2019-03-25T17:24:34-05:00March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

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 |2019-03-12T16:15:18-05:00March 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 |2018-09-24T16:45:59-05:00September 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 |2018-09-24T16:45:10-05:00September 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 |2018-09-24T16:49:55-05:00September 13th, 2018|0 Comments
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