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 |2020-06-17T14:49:36-05:00May 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

René Banglesdorf Featured in Runway Girl Network

Kathryn Creedy checked in with René Banglesdorf on behalf of Runway Girl Network about women in business pushing past their comfort zones. Something René Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, said to me in the course of our interview stopped me in my tracks because I recognized myself in what she was saying. I also realized [...]

By |2020-06-17T14:39:52-05:00February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The World’s First Armless Pilot

After learning Jessica Cox’s story, you’ll likely find you have no excuse…for anything. Cox is the world’s first licensed armless pilot. Yes, armless. She’s the first armless black belt in the history of the American Taekwondo Association. She can play the piano, put her own contact lenses in, scuba dive, and text on her cell [...]

By |2020-06-17T12:31:11-05:00September 19th, 2016|0 Comments