How to Evaluate an Aircraft

When it comes down to it, to accurately value an aircraft, you need access to the most recent sold figures for that particular model. You can evaluate an aircraft from top to bottom, but you simply have to know how it stacks up against what’s sold recently and what’s currently on the market to gauge [...]

By | 2018-04-06T16:16:55+00:00 April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Brooke Heads to Flight Safety International

Over the past few months, a lot has changed for Curt and René’s daughter, Brooke, who’s looking to become a pilot. Just a few weeks ago, Brooke officially made the move to Vero Beach, Florida, to attend Flight Safety International. At Flight Safety International, Brooke will be a full-time student, as opposed to taking sporadic [...]

By | 2018-03-23T17:47:17+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

The Benefits of Having Dogs in the Office

If you’ve ever visited Charlie Bravo HQ, one thing that’s clear from the get-go is that most of us bring our dogs to work. We’ll admit the primary reason we bring them is simply because we’d miss them too much otherwise, but the truth is that having dogs at the office has quite a few [...]

By | 2018-03-08T17:28:51+00:00 March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The Case for Bizliners

Appearing ostentatious worries some private flyers. We have country singers who buy turboprops so nobody can say they flew in on a private jet. We know light jet owners who don’t want to be seen rolling up in a Gulfstream for fear their clients will use that as a bargaining plea for a lower product [...]

By | 2018-02-23T16:44:51+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Hypothetical Mission Profile: Corporate Flight Department

Many of Charlie Bravo’s clients are directors of aviation for corporate flight departments, so this week’s hypothetical mission profile is on a corporate flight department in Nashville for C-level healthcare executives. These hypothetical executives collectively fly up to 600 hours per year, already own a Challenger 300, and are considering a second plane. Buying another [...]

By | 2018-03-08T11:35:57+00:00 February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Are You Ready for ADS-B?

We get it. The ADS-B Out mandate doesn’t go into effect for another two years, the upgrades are expensive, and for many owners, the upgrade is something that can wait. We have heard, however, that many owners and operators are putting it off in hopes that prices will drop when, in fact, the opposite is [...]

By | 2018-02-14T17:29:24+00:00 February 13th, 2018|1 Comment

Mission Profile: West Texas Oil Executive

Our next hypothetical mission profile is on a West Texas oil executive, your typical candidate for a King Air. This oil executive flies at least once a week, but is typically taking relatively short trips within the state of Texas. He doesn’t have his pilot’s license, but knows more than the average Joe about aviation. [...]

By | 2018-02-09T16:10:50+00:00 February 9th, 2018|0 Comments
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