Please read before purchasing (anything!) from GADZÜK
The latest incarnation of the Kennesaw, GA scam company 800-SKYRIDE is a "GroupOn"-like website called GADZÜK.
This "service" attempted to offer our $75 introductory flight package for $199 as a "flight over the San Francisco skies".
UPDATE: It appears that the folks at GADZÜK finally noticed this webpage and took down the "flight over the San Francisco skies".
They also took our hint that offering a "deal" on Plastic Surgery (see #5, below) might not be a good idea.
I left this page up for a few reasons: 1) it's amusing, 2) it's gotten pretty highly ranked on Google, and 3) I hope
anyone researching these questionable business practices will find it in the future.
A little sanity check for the GADZÜK / Sportations / SkyRide folks:
- No respectable CFI1 or flight school is going to perform an intro flight in
class Bravo airspace.
- We are located 50NM south of SFO (for the above reason)!
- Charging $199 for a $75 intro flight is ridiculous. Turning around and offering a "deal" on that $199 package through GroupOn is genius2.
- Unless the intro flight is in a KingAir, which a photo on the website (which has since been removed) implied. Actually, that is ridiculous too.
- While your site attempts to offer other services, such as "Spa Treatments", it is a fairly shallow veil for your core scam business, focused on skydiving & balooning. Congratulations on your diversification into "Zero Gravity Flights", "Cosmetic Dentistry", and (Gadzuk!) "Plastic Surgery". I can't wait to sign up for my zero-G BOTOX injections!
- If you hope to get other more gulliable flight schools to sign up with your "Affiliate" program, your Affiliate Network Agreement should at least contain a termination clause. Or is the idea that once you've roped someone in, they're stuck having to deal with disappointing their prospective customers forever forward?
- Congratulations also on your new subsidiary "BiLateral Marketing". Too bad is shares the same physical address3 and phone number as your other scam shell companies. Consider getting a PO Box like more successful scam companies have been doing for many years.
For more information, see:
For our (legitimate!) intro flight deal, see:
30 Minute Intro Flight
1Certified Flight Instructor
2Genius in an evil way, that is.
32593 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144