Brooke Banglesdorf Takes to the Skies in a Rainstorm

This blog is part of a series on Brooke Banglesdorf, Curt and René’s daughter, who moved to Florida in March 2018 to become a full-time student at Flight Safety International in Vero Beach. For more, search “Brooke Banglesdorf” in our blog’s sidebar. Brooke recently had an interesting experience in the air, dealing with [...]

By |2020-06-16T22:09:11-05:00June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Press Conference Slip-Up

Comments like the one uttered in a press conference earlier this week by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker give me pause on encouraging my daughter’s pursuit of a career in aviation. At a meeting of airline chiefs in Sydney, Al Baker, who is the new chief of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) said [...]

By |2020-06-17T12:16:02-05:00June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

René Banglesdorf Introduces Governor General of Canada

There’s something powerful about a woman who is comfortable with who she is. That appeal is especially noticeable in the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. I had the privilege of emceeing an event several weeks ago at which Her Excellency presented the keynote speech. Her disarming manner completely charmed an audience of [...]

By |2020-12-28T12:03:36-06:00May 2nd, 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 |2020-06-16T22:11:00-05:00March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Flight Training with Brooke Banglesdorf: Part III

After nine lessons in flight school, Brooke is nearing one of her most important accomplishments: her first solo flight. At this point, she’s simply waiting until her flight instructor gives her the go-ahead. “I’m on lesson nine right now, which is my solo lesson, so I’m just waiting around until Tim says I’m ready to [...]

By |2020-06-16T22:20:38-05:00December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Flight Training with Brooke Banglesdorf: Part II

Charlie Bravo CEO René Banglesdorf has worked as a woman in a male-dominated industry for decades. Now, her daughter is getting a taste. Brooke is in the midst of flight school at Genesis in Georgetown, Texas, and she’s seeing a side of aviation that not many women get to see. According to Brooke, there isn’t [...]

By |2020-06-16T22:19:58-05:00October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Flight Training with Brooke Banglesdorf

For years, Charlie Bravo President Curt Banglesdorf has tried to convince his daughter, Brooke, to train to be a private pilot. After years of writing it off, she finally said yes. We’ll follow Brooke through the pilot training process and her personal experiences to be chronicled on the Charlie Bravo blog. A combination of Brooke’s [...]

By |2020-06-16T22:18:50-05:00September 25th, 2017|0 Comments