- 01 Jun 2020
- Mike Chase
- Jet Comparisons
René Banglesdorf speaks to chief pilot Mike Sands about the Gulfstream G550 in Part 11 of the Insiders' GuideBack to Articles
In episode eleven, private aviation insider René Banglesdorf interviews chief pilot Mike Sands about the key features of the Gulfstream G550 jet plane.
In this week's episode, we delve into the details of the Gulfstream G550. Find out about its performance, passenger experience, reliability and much more!
Michael Sands graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor in Business Administration with a major in Finance. He spent 20 years in the financial services and insurance industry, specializing in Aviation Insurance.
Along with maintaining currency as a line Captain, Mr. Sands holds the title Director of Safety at Journey Aviation. In this role Mr. Sands chairs the in-house Safety Management System program.
Prior to joining Journey Aviation, Mr. Sands acted as Chief Pilot and Operations Manager for a Part 91 Operation of eight corporate aircraft. Mr. Sands is a seasoned Part 135, on demand Captain currently flying the Gulfstream IVSP, Gulfstream V and Gulfstream 550
René Banglesdorf is the co-founder and CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, an aircraft brokerage headquartered just north of Austin, TX. René has a degree in journalism from Ohio University and serves as the VP of Communications on the International Aviation Women’s Association Board. She is a frequent speaker on topics of business aviation and women’s issues, and has written several books, the latest of which, Stand Up: How to Flourish When the Odds are Stacked Against You, is Out Now.
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