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Premier Remster  (C License)

Nov 27, 2012, 8:57 AM
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Looks like the DZ at Empuria was just bought by Skydive Dubai.

https://www.facebook.com/...656515770&type=1


skydog  (D 567)

Nov 27, 2012, 9:48 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/...p;type=3&theater


(This post was edited by skydog on Nov 27, 2012, 9:49 AM)


normiss  (D 28356)

Nov 27, 2012, 9:58 AM
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The power of money.

Unimpressed


DanDanInc  (Student)

Nov 27, 2012, 10:17 AM
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I heard they fired all the staff and is making them all apply again.

Does anyone know if this is true?


dqpacker  (D 32043)

Nov 27, 2012, 10:29 AM
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can they use slave labor in Spain?Unsure


pope  (D 19947)

Nov 27, 2012, 11:07 AM
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In reply to:
The power of money.

Unimpressed
Curious what power YOUR dropzone runs on?


normiss  (D 28356)

Nov 27, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Not the power of a stinkin' rich spoiled prince buying his friends all over the world at least.
The DZ's I frequent are local businesses.

Your turn.Wink


DanDanInc  (Student)

Nov 27, 2012, 12:15 PM
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In reply to:
Not the power of a stinkin' rich spoiled prince buying his friends all over the world at least.
The DZ's I frequent are local businesses.

Your turn.Wink

I think it's pretty cool that he is spending as much as he is on our sport. I would love to jump at Skydive Dubai. The view alone must be pretty awesome. Plus the digs are pretty plush.

However I think he needs to open new DZ's up in crazy locations instead of buying out other dropzones Like say... Antarctica.

Or if a DZ is going to close for lack of funds coming in why wouldn't we want it bought out by a higher power?

(I jump at a small privately owned DZ and love it but any extra money being pumped into our sport is a good thing)


normiss  (D 28356)

Nov 27, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Of course.
Most people really like free money.
Unimpressed


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Nov 27, 2012, 12:53 PM
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In reply to:
Of course.
Most people really like free money.
Unimpressed

Too bad it's not really free. Unsure


normiss  (D 28356)

Nov 27, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Thank you.Smile


grimmie  (D 18890)

Nov 27, 2012, 1:08 PM
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Dear Prince,
I know a tiny little DZ you would LOVE in California! Have your people call my people.
Cash only of courseSmile


Premier Remster  (C License)

Nov 27, 2012, 3:57 PM
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In reply to:
Dear Prince,
I know a tiny little DZ you would LOVE in California! Have your people call my people.
Cash only of courseSmile

Tiny? I hear its HUGE and would be VERY expensive! Wink


airtwardo  (D License)

Nov 27, 2012, 3:58 PM
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First 'our' oil...now our air?

That's it, I'm saving all my pee in mayonnaise jars to help put an end to this tyranny!

Rise up against 'The Man'!! Cool


Squeak  (E 1313)

Nov 27, 2012, 5:00 PM
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Haters R gunna be HatinSlySlySlySly


normiss  (D 28356)

Nov 27, 2012, 8:44 PM
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Who wouldn't want their own personal tunnel?
Cool


Squeak  (E 1313)

Nov 27, 2012, 8:51 PM
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In reply to:
Who wouldn't want their own personal tunnel?
Cool
2 that's TWO personal tunnels,.....
Money doesn't bring happiness ...MY ARSE it doesn'tLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh


davelepka  (D 21448)

Nov 28, 2012, 5:45 AM
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if a DZ is going to close for lack of funds coming in why wouldn't we want it bought out by a higher power?

Honest question, was this DZ on the verge of closing down?

In that case, sure, anyone who wants to keep the ball rolling is a good thing. The problem in this case is that once the prince decides that skydiving is 'old news', what happens to the DZ? Along the same lines, what if some sort of power-shift or political events puts his fortune at risk?

The problem with those deep pockets is that they are indeed very deep. What that means is that his life and fortune don't rely on the DZ succeeding, like it would for an 'average' DZO. Those guys have the need and the drive to make the DZ survive against all odds, where this guy could buy and sell the place in his sleep, and it wouldn't bother his bottom line to shut the place down and liquidate all the assests at a loss. An average DZO would try to avoid this as he would be down a huge pile of money, maybe all their equity in the DZ, but the prince doesn't have that sort of concern.

So if the place was going to close, it's on borrowed time anyway, and it's great that anyone would keep it running. In any other case, the ownership has been transfered to a relative 'new guy' in the sport, who has no financial pressures to keep the place open, and that puts the DZ on shakey ground.


piisfish

Nov 28, 2012, 6:37 AM
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building a Palm on the Marina Smile


piisfish

Nov 28, 2012, 6:48 AM
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all your DZ's are belong to us Devil


normiss  (D 28356)

Nov 28, 2012, 6:59 AM
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LaughLaughLaugh


grimmie  (D 18890)

Nov 28, 2012, 7:38 AM
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I doubt Empuria had financial troubles. The place rocks, it's a great place to jump and a wind tunnel was just put in next door.


piisfish

Nov 28, 2012, 8:24 AM
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I wonder if they also bought the tunnel


normiss  (D 28356)

Nov 28, 2012, 8:43 AM
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Where the hell will he be able to park his little boat?


sundevil777  (D License)

Nov 28, 2012, 8:57 AM
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If a person with loads of money wants to own a DZ, it is better that they buy an existing DZ than open a new DZ close by that others will have to compete against.


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