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T210n
27th Jun 2018, 12:44
Just wondering if anyone knows anything about this company ? Anyone know of anyone that flies for them or has had charters done by them?

They claim to own their own planes yet use generically googled images for everything. Cant find anything at all about them on google (which in this day in age gets the [email protected]% radar going), no reviews....no customer feedback....nothing.
Claim to have done over 900 flights to 52 different countries
Are currently making some pretty big claims in the Australian market

A bloke by the name of Simon Waters seems to be cracking the whip in Australia. Seen him at the petrol bowser?

I'm just trying to find out if these guys are genuinely a fresh company that is looking to have a go or are they going to disappear into the sunset with some unsuspecting victims money (from various travel offerings on their webpage)

Any info would be much appreciated...... either here or via PM

Cheers, T210N

drunk_pilot
27th Jun 2018, 12:48
From their website:

We have experience navigating the confusing world of aviation and can present solutions that other brokers or operators may not considered.

Riiiigghhhttt

wheels_down
27th Jun 2018, 14:29
Run a mile....

the company was established by Commercial pilots

onehitwonder
27th Jun 2018, 21:55
Having spoken to both wollongong and Dubbo councils, neither have had any contact from him or the empire about replacing Jetgo Services with a 20-30 seat aircraft.

However, side note his previous company JetBlue Aviation was sent a cease and decist Fromm jetBlue in the US.

He signs off as

Kind Regards

Simon Waters
Director & Corporate Gulfstream Pilot

Charter Number: 07 5636 1105 (tel:07%205636%201105)
Mobile: 0416 832 825 (tel:0416%20832%20825)
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.stratusaviation.com.au (http://www.stratusaviation.com.au/)

either Bipolar and or delusional

Currently in australia on a working Visa...brutish national

tail wheel
28th Jun 2018, 01:08
https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-waters-1a7773122/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-watts-5b195112/

They have some interesting backgrounds and connections. :}

http://stratusaviation.com.au/about/charter-services/executive-aircraft/

"With access to over 1500 Executive jets Australia wide, Stratus Aviation delivers un-parcelled client service and value."

Would there be 1,500 Executive Jets in Australia? "...un-parcelled client service... "?

josephfeatherweight
28th Jun 2018, 05:16
Would there be 1,500 Executive Jets in Australia?
No. There wouldnít...

Horatio Leafblower
28th Jun 2018, 07:03
Gees you blokes.
They're just another charter broker and no dodgier than most new entrants appear at first outing.
Many of us are aware that there is a bit of a barney over the new choice of trading name, just as there was the first time around.
Stratus Aviation... Stratos Group... whatever.

My Dad used to say "Trust everybody... but cut the cards".

AmarokGTI
28th Jun 2018, 14:09
Sounds as loose as a wizards sleeve.

pilotchute
28th Jun 2018, 21:44
A quick CASA search shows that there are zero aircraft registered or operated by Stratus.

Stratus Aviation
29th Jun 2018, 11:37
Hi Eveyone

Iím the owner and director of Stratus Aviation, the content of this forum has been created by an individual who we have already issued a Cease and Desist letter to.

Our lawyers are currently dealing with their comments.

As our website states we are brokers itís clearly indicated on the home page, we do have working relationships with operators all over the globe, as does other brokers. We donít claim to own any aircraft or indeed hold an AOC as we donít, we are looking at a joint venture to provide a regular service to a number of regional airports. We are extremely pleased with the client feedback we have had and continue to work with lots of great clients. Any feedback is welcome and client testimonials are available on request.

We know the individual who is creating these posts, itís a shame but unfortunately when you receive positive press it does bring out a few negative individuals.

We wish to underline we are in no way related to Stratos Transport which is currently being struck off by ASIC, we are in no way related. And we know the person intent on causing our business harm is the owner of that soon to be de-registered company.


Thanks again for your time.

Regards

Simon Waters

red_dirt
29th Jun 2018, 23:48
Hi Eveyone

Iím the owner and director of Stratus Aviation, the content of this forum has been created by an individual who we have already issued a Cease and Desist letter to.

Our lawyers are currently dealing with their comments.

As our website states we are brokers itís clearly indicated on the home page, we do have working relationships with operators all over the globe, as does other brokers. We donít claim to own any aircraft or indeed hold an AOC as we donít, we are looking at a joint venture to provide a regular service to a number of regional airports. We are extremely pleased with the client feedback we have had and continue to work with lots of great clients. Any feedback is welcome and client testimonials are available on request.

We know the individual who is creating these posts, itís a shame but unfortunately when you receive positive press it does bring out a few negative individuals.

We wish to underline we are in no way related to Stratos Transport which is currently being struck off by ASIC, we are in no way related. And we know the person intent on causing our business harm is the owner of that soon to be de-registered company.


Thanks again for your time.

Regards

Simon Waters

😂😂🤣🤣 rrrrrright....

dodo whirlygig
30th Jun 2018, 00:45
We wish to underline we are in no way related to Stratos Transport which is currently being struck off by ASIC,

Wouldn't a statement to that effect be beneficial on your website if you are in a position to do so.

onehitwonder
30th Jun 2018, 01:37
Google search reveals enough.....can't spell....highlights spam....and the 9 news video clip was comical enough the boss of a new airline with planes and crew ready....lets hope your joint venture pays off as your already late and the residents aren't happy......

Simon tell us about your organisations experience with the 900 flights you've done in 52 countries....

Thanks Jeff happy to assist, I’d be cheif pilot on the day, it will be a cracking day! May I ask your contact number so I can add you to the list, only availability is changing daily! We currently have 8 aircraft servicing this event! Don’t worry I won’t spam you. I’m on 0416832825

Mach E Avelli
30th Jun 2018, 01:45
Simon, this is a rumour website in which plenty of people and companies cop flack.
Rather than threaten those who would question your legitimacy, how about you fix the atrocious grammatical errors on your website?
It is so badly written it calls into question just how much attention you would pay to detail in organising charters for the high end market you clearly crave.
As for access to 'thousands' of aircraft world wide, anyone can Google and deal direct with operators. Ditto with super yachts. Why would anyone engage a broker to engage another broker?
On your ambitions to get between councils and airline providers, I would suggest that there are at least three credible AOC holders on the east coast with fleets of owned aircraft already talking to any council where there is potential traffic. Why would these operators need a broker to dilute their revenue?
But good on you for having the cojones to post on here.

wishiwasupthere
30th Jun 2018, 03:22
cant spell.

and then

comicle

​​​​​​​:hmm:

Stratus Aviation
2nd Jul 2018, 04:51
Hi

You are correct and we ave done so today: Also see Press Release:

Urgent Press Release

We were recently made aware of a de-registered Company Stratos Transport Pty Ltd ACN 168 114 896 or Ryan Baker of Stratos Transport. This entity and individual has taken it upon themselves to attempt to divert business away from us and defame us. We are in no way related.

They have harassed our staff, harassed me personally and even made personal threats, which QLD Police are dealing with.

We were only made aware of this person around one month ago, and we have no argument with them however they have taken it upon themselves to become armchair trolls.

This is very distressing. We have in no way mislead clients into thinking we have an AOC or indeed own aircraft, we act as a broker, which is a widespread practice and we enjoy a stable and professional relationship with our operators, who support us and understand the need for brokers in the industry.

We have recently investigated a joint venture to reinstate the routes that were left un-serviced by JetGo, this has attracted media attention, and unfortunately, the 2% of negative comments cause far more stress to our business than the other 98% of positive comments.

We can assure our clients we run a transparent and professional service and look forward to continuing to work with our client base. We will not be bullied.

We look forward to fielding any enquires.
Kind Regards
Simon Waters

hiwaytohell
2nd Jul 2018, 22:47
You put it out there Simon: https://www.9news.com.au/videos/cji00x29w002h0hp9ttxt9ux6/new-regional-airline-ready-for-take-off

red_dirt
2nd Jul 2018, 23:50
Simon, how many hours you got on Gulfstream?

tail wheel
3rd Jul 2018, 01:16
Stratus Aviation

Having first approved and read that attachment to your last post, I have now unapproved the letter. It is somewhere between laughable and pathetic. If your business can't stand a little scrutiny, competition and pressure, time you cut your losses and move on.

People don't come to PPRuNe to read about childish turf wars and name calling by charter brokers. I have some of the email traffic........... time some people grew up.

How do you think a charter broker can hold an RPT AOC to conduct air transport category airline operations with chartered aircraft? Or establish and manage a CAR 217 organization? Or are you proposing another of these "interposed entities" arrangements to try to circumvent the Civil Aviation Act and Regulations?

It takes no more than five minutes internet research to establish it is very highly unlikely any air charter broker, particularly Stratos or Stratus could ever legally conduct air charter operations in their own name, let alone air transport RPT operation in Australia.

The fun is over. Thread closed!

:mad:

tail wheel
21st Nov 2018, 03:20
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WINDING UP ORDER

Company:STRATUS AVIATION GROUP PTY LTD

ACN:625 413 685

An application for the winding up of STRATUS AVIATION GROUP PTY LTD was commenced by the plaintiff KIRKHOPE AVIATION PTY LTD (ACN 007 094 546) on 07/11/2018.

https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/STRATUS-AVIATION-GROUP-PTY-LTD-625413685/b33b54ac-3dda-447e-8690-defe292501b9

onehitwonder
21st Nov 2018, 04:19
About time, still running and taking peoples money, chartering aircraft and not paying..........last i heard was a BAE146 for $300K.....or was it a fleet of Chieftains???

red_dirt
21st Nov 2018, 22:55
Something about glass houses and stone throwing comes to mind Simon 😂😂

CaptVelocity
22nd Jan 2019, 02:03
Stratus has gone into liquidation. Hopefully he doesn't reappear and con anyone else under a different name...

evilducky
24th Jan 2019, 16:44
NOTICE OF WINDING UP ORDER AND APPOINTMENT AS LIQUIDATOR/PROVISIONAL LIQUIDATOR

Company:STRATUS AVIATION GROUP PTY LTD
ACN:625 413 685
ABN:74 625 413 685
Status:In Liquidation
Appointed:16 January 2019
https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/STRATUS-AVIATION-GROUP-PTY-LTD-625413685/cd9a3068-0e1d-4e56-8dcd-a4bd8bc26e9c? (https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/STRATUS-AVIATION-GROUP-PTY-LTD-625413685/cd9a3068-0e1d-4e56-8dcd-a4bd8bc26e9c?appointment=All&noticestate=All&companynameoracn=Stratus&court=&district=&dnotice=)

And Amen to that. Simon didnít even show up to court Iíve been told. Everyone loses once the lawyers get involved, but at least he wonít be able to fool anyone else for a long time (am I too naive hoping for that last part?).

Wonder what Stratus has in the way of assets for the liquidator to pick over? :rolleyes:

red_dirt
24th Jan 2019, 19:56
Wonder what Stratus has in the way of assets for the liquidator to pick over? https://www.pprune.org/images/smilies2/icon_rolleyes.gif

Probably a laptop.....even thatís probably on flexirent

evilducky
11th Feb 2019, 07:37
What's that bird called? The one involving fire and ashes and what not.

Google searches have Lightspeed Aviation pages listing Level 1 194 Varsity Parade Varsity Lakes QLD Australia 4227 as the address, the same as Stratus Aviation. Jump on the website and all the address sections have been removed, just listing 'Gold Coast, Australia' as the address. := := := := :=

Domain Name: LIGHTSPEEDAVIATION.COM.AU
Registry Domain ID: D407400000012331644-AU
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.auda.org.au
Registrar URL:
Last Modified: 2018-10-26T02:06:13Z
Registrar Name: TPP Wholesale Pty Ltd
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Reseller Name:
Status: serverRenewProhibited https://afilias.com.au/get-au/whois-status-codes#serverRenewProhibited
Registrant Contact ID: A15405195705100
Registrant Contact Name: Simon Waters
Registrant Contact Email: [email protected]
Tech Contact ID: A15405195700010
Tech Contact Name: Simon Waters
Tech Contact Email: [email protected]
Name Server: NS1.ONEFUSION.COM.AU
Name Server IP: 182.160.136.154
Name Server: NS2.ONEFUSION.COM.AU
Name Server IP: 128.199.165.252
DNSSEC: unsigned
Registrant: WATERS, SIMON
Registrant ID: ABN 86317131541
Eligibility Type: Sole Trader

Chris2303
11th Feb 2019, 19:02
What's that bird called? The one involving fire and ashes and what not.

The bird is a Phoenix

MPAS88
14th Feb 2019, 01:41
Simon Waters of Stratus Aviation purchased product on behalf of Stratus Aviation from our business. He never paid his bills. . Please check CreditWatch reports where his business, Stratus Aviation, have been reported in default.