"At the beginning, when BC started to build a network of his airports, many people thought he is some kind of replacement for Victor But, an arms dealer from Africa who also established his own airlines in the 80s - this suspicion resulted in never-ending inspections for Cortes - his planes were stopped, freight was inspected thoroughly but there was nothing illegal on the planes - it was hard to believe but his business turned out to be actually legal. He does not have any competition since every time someone tries to follow Cortes' steps and send planes to "the most dangerous places in Africa" - he gives up quickly. Barthe Cortes is unrivalled in his field. He is a true ace of the skies."
"Barthe Cortes is very self-controlled; I've never seen him losing control, he wouldn't be able to do what he does if he didn't have this trait. I remember - says a retired pilot working for BVC- we had this commission once, they are rare but they happen - we had a task of transporting the president, whose government had been brought down by the rebels, from a certain African country. Everything happened fast, it was dark, we were on a small airport, there were shots ringing out in the background. The president and his guards came to the airport in a jeep, there were rebels following them - they wanted to kill or capture the president. Our plane was already taxiing when the president climbed inside. When we were taking off, there were shots fired towards the plane. Rain, shots, darkness - to take off in these conditions, one should have nerves of steel. Barthe were flying that plane then and he was the only one who could make it, and he did"