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New Startup Airline Seeks Funds By Crowd Sourcing

Old 20th May 2021, 09:54
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Well the money is not exactly pouring in!
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Old 20th May 2021, 10:01
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There are many Rembrandts and Picassos out there who can paint a dream web site for around A$4,406.24.

Kinda like selling crypto currency but with aeroplanes. Isn't IT strange.

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Old 20th May 2021, 12:43
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Twenty years ago, Virgin Blue started off with $10 million seed capital and a $15 million loan, which got it two aircraft and a single route. Within a year it was close to going under and probably would have if Ansett hadn’t collapsed.

$2.9 million might get you into piston twin charter work outside of the capital cities and you wouldn’t want to spend it all at once as you’d need a reserve to cover the operating costs until you were up and running.
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Old 20th May 2021, 15:48
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Genuinely quite staggered there's $4K in there to be honest... It's like paying for someone else's pipe dream.
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Old 20th May 2021, 20:27
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Looks like there are two people who have now dropped off the list of People behind the Airline. Also looks like they were the only two with any serious Airline Management experience...
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Old 20th May 2021, 21:18
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Genuinely quite staggered there's $4K in there to be honest... It's like paying for someone else's pipe dream.
Or Plan B: A great p*ss up in 33 days, 18 hours, 44 minutes and 18 seconds?

Wish I'd thought of that winning scheme.



P.S. If it took 27 donors to reach $4,406.24, Brad only needs an additional 17,743 gullible contributors to donate the average donation of $163.19 achieve the target $2.9 million. With 33 days 18 hours to go, they need 22 contributors per hour to get there. Easy!!

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Old 20th May 2021, 22:51
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Originally Posted by BTAP View Post
Genuinely quite staggered there's $4K in there to be honest... It's like paying for someone else's pipe dream.
could they have put their own money in under a few aliases to make it look like people are spending and make it look good? A bit of incentive maybe?
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Old 20th May 2021, 23:06
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Originally Posted by Car RAMROD View Post
could they have put their own money in under a few aliases to make it look like people are spending and make it look good? A bit of incentive maybe?
Take note. Itís a private web site ( read the FAQ), itís not a Gofundme page. So I assume they could just go into the site and put any dollar amount they wanted.
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Old 21st May 2021, 08:01
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Casual observer here having stumbled on this thread from PPRuNe front page. I've read some comments here saying "slick website" etc. Am I missing something...sorry, this isn't politically correct but I have no other way of saying this....I watched the video and the guy appears like he just got dropped off by the sunshine bus. He doesn't even come across remotely as someone that you'd invest money in. Granted you shouldn't always judge a book by it's cover, but if all you have to go on is a first impression, this guy would make me run a mile. I couldn't remotely take him seriously with the way he speaks and his attire. Anyone who willingly gives him their money deserves to lose it.
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Old 21st May 2021, 09:12
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Originally Posted by VigilantPilot View Post
Casual observer here having stumbled on this thread from PPRuNe front page. I've read some comments here saying "slick website" etc. Am I missing something...sorry, this isn't politically correct but I have no other way of saying this....I watched the video and the guy appears like he just got dropped off by the sunshine bus. He doesn't even come across remotely as someone that you'd invest money in. Granted you shouldn't always judge a book by it's cover, but if all you have to go on is a first impression, this guy would make me run a mile. I couldn't remotely take him seriously with the way he speaks and his attire. Anyone who willingly gives him their money deserves to lose it.
I think he is trying to look like Niki Lauda or something like that. ( just my thoughts.)
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Old 21st May 2021, 10:05
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The video is champagne comedy.

I do hope Brad gets the support he so evidently needs.
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Old 21st May 2021, 22:18
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FFS- a ďbetter culinary experienceĒ and ďcustomer satisfaction at its coreĒ.

Sorry brad, you canít sell $50 airfares on the east coast and $100 from the west coast and deliver on these promises. Ask a now defunct low cost carrier about customer satisfaction when they had a piss-ant fleet.

Good luck to the few who think itís a wise idea to invest in this.
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Old 22nd May 2021, 03:58
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Personally I doubt he has any intention of doing anything other than parting fools and their money. He has form.
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Old 22nd May 2021, 10:49
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I would swear this funding request was a wind up if not for the fella's stated history. Gave me a good laugh anyway!

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Old 22nd May 2021, 11:53
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Was it Maverick or Goose who said.. you are holding on too tight Ď ?

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Old 22nd May 2021, 12:41
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When l came on here reading about "brad", l thought the the up and coming, crowd sourced, airline was using the Steven 'Brad'bury model of success.

I think l may be correct.

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Old 23rd May 2021, 11:58
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Went for a walk, poured a drink and having nothing better to do checked on Bradís progress. At the moment I donít think he could pay the office rent for a month !!
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Old 24th May 2021, 01:11
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Never mind the rent, a CASA officer processing a high capacity AOC application gets charged out at $190/hr, which means Brad can pay a single officer for three days work. Starting an airline would involve several such people and they would be on the job for weeks.
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Old 24th May 2021, 03:44
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From Q & A:

"If I make a contribution to brad will I receive any shares or securities in the company?"
"No You are not entitled to any shares or securities in brad. You are only entitled to your FREE future Golden Ticket rewards".


Could this be interpreted as telling those paying in that they're not investors or lenders, they are just members of the public buying rights to tickets. Joking apart, is that in effect selling tickets, and if so, is it actually legal for a would-be operator with (presumably) no licences?
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Old 24th May 2021, 10:12
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a CASA officer processing a high capacity AOC application gets charged out at $190/hr,
And that is an obscenity in itself!
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