sfojvjets wrote:32andBelow wrote:Cardude2 wrote:inconveniently this video was posted today by the YouTuber Austin Scott Aviation titled "Is Northern Pacific Airways a SCAM?". TLDR: watched the whole vid, doesn't give the answer, just red flags. Says he will give an answer in part 2, I'm the only one that left a comment on the video.
It’s definitely a scam. This guy is just soaking up investment from public and private whirl pedaling. a plan that makes no sense
I don't know about that video... it seems to be grasping at straws.
Do I think NorPac has the most secure, best business model when you look at what covid has done to US-Asia travel? Not at all.
Does the CEO seem slimy from what many people have said? I guess so...
But are they a full-blown scam? I find that hard to believe. Their plan seems pretty harebrained to me, for sure, considering how different the US-Asia and US-Europe markets are. But some of the points brought up in that video can easily be disputed:
1. The youtuber thinks that them choosing the 757 is sketchy, when PVG and HKG are out of its range from ANC, since this is a major part of Asia that can't be reached with their (current) plans. Well, in today's unveiling, the CEO revealed that they are looking at the MAX and XLR as 757 replacement, and are "in discussions over wide-body aircraft moving forward" per DJ Aviation's Twitter. https://twitter.com/DjsAviation/status/ ... 94/photo/1
2. Another of the things he seems to think is sketchy is that N627NP is not in Anchorage. He thinks that it is, for some reason, "stuck" in San Bernardino. Well, today's unveiling was located in–you guessed it–the hangar that 627NP currently occupies in SBD before it is flown out to ANC. And even so, what's the rush for it to go out to ANC? They're only planning on starting operations in Q3/Q4 of this year and the 757 will much prefer SBD's dry climate as opposed to the very wet ANC. Shouldn't they have ample time?
It just seems like a lot of grasping at straws in order to make an interesting-looking video. If it really does end up being a scam, though, good for the people that will be able to say "I told you so". I just think it's a poorly thought out vision rather than an actual scam. I am more interested in finding out what they're going to do with those 12 752s every winter, because the extreme seasonality of the operation is the most intriguing element to me, not whether it's legit or a scam.
So why launch the airline with an obsolete fleet? Why not just wait and do it right with the correct aircrafts?
He also told DJ he’s gonna get super sonic airplanes from boom. He also signed a LOI for like 200 electric airplanes for ravn. He’s all over the place