- 24 Feb 2022
- Aviation Video Articles
Looking to get the best out of your private jet? Veteran aviation pilot Thomas Mahoney shares why it pays to spend time and money up front catching maintenance issues on his Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X...Back to Articles
In this final part of the series, Thomas Mahoney shares how he gets the best from the Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X he and his flight department operate. Find out how spending more money and effort up-front saves maintenance time and expense further down the line.
Also, sharing some of his memorable flying experiences, Thomas recalls arriving in Australia aboard a brand new Dassault Falcon jet like a rock-star, having stopped en route for dinner in Hawaii, and how he survived a Piper Comanche crash using knowledge from his model airplane flying hobby.
Thomas Mahoney is an aviation veteran with a depth of industry knowledge, having amassed 43 years of flying experience at the time of filming. Mahoney has overseen government relations and sales at executive level for FlightSafety International, XOJET, and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Having more recently transitioned to the role of pilot, Tom is well-versed in his profession.
Interviewed by Jenner Maher, a Business Development Consultant for Charlie Bravo, Jenner graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and has 15 years of experience previously as a consultant in the oil, gas and energy industry.
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About Charlie Bravo Aviation
Charlie Bravo Aviation was co-founded by Curt and René Banglesdorf, who have been in the private aircraft brokerage business for almost 20 years, transacting over 700 aircraft in 44 different countries around the world. The Banglesdorfs are passionate about aviation and engage beyond the brokerage.
As the son of a corporate pilot (Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, Ohio), Curt has been around private aviation his entire life. Unlike his father, he decided to help folks buy and sell aircraft. In April 2008, Curt and his wife, René launched Charlie Bravo Aviation. Curt currently serves on the board of directors for GLADA (Global Licensed Aircraft Dealers Association) and chairs the Membership sub-committee. He also is part of the leadership council for NATA (National Aircraft Transport Association).
Generally speaking, Charlie Bravo Aviation can help with every aspect of an aircraft transaction. It’s one of their greatest motivators, seeing firsthand how private aviation can change the lives and businesses of the people who use it.
The acquisition department establishes and maintains relationships with aircraft owners, brokers, pilots, and management companies across the globe in order to get the most up-to-date information on every aircraft on the market, much of which is unavailable to the general public. Those daily conversations allow the Charlie Bravo team to accurately gauge the values of its listed aircraft and get the true “take” prices of those it is looking to buy on behalf of clients. Those relationships also give the Charlie Bravo team access to a unique variety of off-market aircraft that aren’t being publicly advertised yet.
Combining both traditional and innovative marketing techniques with a vast network of industry connections, Charlie Bravo Aviation is recognized worldwide as a leader in acquiring, marketing, and selling pre-owned aircraft. In addition to making phone calls and sending emails, the company uses targeted digital advertising to identify potential owners that would be most likely to purchase listed aircraft. The company also has a large and responsive email list containing contact info for past clients and potential buyers that know and trust Charlie Bravo and look to it first when buying or selling an aircraft.
René was appointed in 2020 to the FAA’s “Women in Aviation Advisory Board”. She also serves on Ohio University’s College of Business Advisory Board, is a High-Performance Business Coach for Michael Hyatt & Company, a licensed private pilot, and CEO of The Aviation Collective, which provides business coaching exclusively to aviation executives.