Meet the “First Lady of Aviation”

In exploring influential women in aviation, we would be remiss in not introducing the woman often considered the First Lady of Aviation, Olive Ann Beech, best known for co-founding and leading Beechcraft. Born in Kansas in 1903, Olive Ann Mellor’s business education started young. She was given her own bank account at age seven, and [...]

By |2016-04-17T16:18:04-05:00April 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Turning Heads on the Tarmac

In just about every facet of life, we compare ourselves to others. We can’t help it. Who has the fastest car? Who has the nicest watch? Whose Botox looks the most natural? It’s human nature, and it doesn’t change on the tarmac. Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you want your private aircraft [...]

By |2016-04-12T11:20:31-05:00April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Charlie Bravo’s Official Masters Tournament

Here at Charlie Bravo, Masters weekend is one of our favorites. Every year, the majority of our staff members participate in a Masters "fantasy draft," if you will. We each draft five or six golfers (depending on how many of us participate in the tournament), and at the end of the tournament, each of us takes our three lowest [...]

By |2016-04-07T17:39:46-05:00April 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Betty and the WASPs

Elizabeth Strohfus, known as Betty Wall during her time with the military, served as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) from 1943 to 1944. The WASPs were a group of 1,074 women, all with prior piloting experience, employed to fly military aircraft by the United States Air Force. It was created by combining two previously [...]

By |2016-04-05T08:47:31-05:00April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

The Lowdown on Luggage Limitations for Private Flights

You know how stressful the baggage situation on a commercial aircraft can be. You have to review the policy on free luggage allowances, which may be different for every airline and class of ticket. You have to make sure bags weigh less than 50 pounds, or that they’ll fit overhead or under the seat in front of you. What [...]

By |2016-03-28T16:58:41-05:00March 28th, 2016|2 Comments

Who Gets the Remote at Altitude? Everyone: New Cabin Management Systems

One of the best things about owning a private aircraft is being able to transform it into an extension of your home. Today, more than ever, technology plays a huge role in that transformation. Cabin management systems are becoming increasingly important, especially in longer-range aircraft where passengers can be in the air for 12 hours or [...]

By |2016-03-22T07:42:41-05:00March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

How WWII Veteran Walter Lawrence Earned His Wings

Ninety-year-old Walter Lawrence dodged his share of bullets and hockey pucks in his younger years. These days, he’s steering clear of potholes in the scenic roads he likes to travel on his bicycle—and the advantages of “really aggressive windows” in his retirement community. A tough and wiry hockey player before the war, Lawrence started his [...]

By |2016-03-19T05:00:00-05:00March 19th, 2016|0 Comments
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