2017: Plymouth Airport's Defining Year ✈

by FlyPlymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st October 2016 we successfully raised £36,263 with 330 supporters in 42 days

In 2017 the fate of Plymouth Airport will be decided. Help us win that fight.

by FlyPlymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Thank you for an incredible start!

Dear backers and supporters,

Thank you for an incredible start to our crowdfund to raise £75,000! We took to an iconic landmark in Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium, to share an update on our progress:

If you can't watch the video above, click here.

As you will see in the video, we are going strong! Compared to last year, we have raised in 2 weeks what took us over 6 weeks to raise last time. We've also done this with half the number of backers, and have a very high average pledge-per-person.

However, we need to get the word out and draw the support of more people.

To do this, we've done two things:

1. We've released a series of 10 Mythbuster videos that address rumours and popupar opinions about the airport that aren't true, such as "Isn't the runway is too short", and "Isn't there housing on the airport?"

We've found that these myths can be obstacles in the way of people pledging, so please share them around!

You can watch all the videos on our YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4UcxJVrLgGqdeK2IOyfZuukL8Vs268cf

2. We are holding a Business Forum on Tuesday 11th October, 7pm at the Creative Arts School in Millbay.

We are inviting all businesses to come and debate the critical issues with our expert panel. We'll also be walking through our business plan for reopening and operating the airport.

Our hope is that upon hearing our business plans, businesses will be encouraged to pledge and back our campaign.

You can book for this free event in a click: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flyplymouth-business-forum-registration-27951368295

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Finally, please keep up your support! Thousands will watch our video and read this update. If all of those people pledged just £25 or £50, we'd hit our target.

So hit 'Pledge' on the right, or share this on Facebook, and let's get Plymouth flying!


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£5 or more

£5 Reward

Know you've helped out with our goal of reopening the airport!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Receive a thank you email from our Chief Executive to thank you for your critical support.

£25 or more

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A FlyPlymouth car sticker: toot your horn if you want Plymouth Airport reopened!

£50 or more

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An engraved FlyPlymouth keyring that shows your support wherever you go.

£100 or more

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A luxury luggage tag, embossed with the FlyPlymouth emblem - perfect for when Plymouth Airpot reopens.

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£500 or more

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Luxury cufflinks, embossed with the FlyPlymouth emblem - ideal for showing your support at business meetings.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

For Pilots! 6 months worth of free landings when we reopen (max two a month, non-transferable)

£1,000 or more

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Black luxury travel bag, with the FlyPlymouth emblem stylishly marked, perfect for flying high with.

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For Pilots! 12 months worth of free landings when we reopen (max three a month, non-transferable)

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An engraved crystal airplane paperweight, perfect for demonstrating your support on a desk or display.

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£2,500 Reward

For Pilots! 3 years of free landings when we reopen (max three a month, non-transferable)

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Stunning custom-made FlyPlymouth swiss aviators watch. A true collectors edition, with full chronography and the FlyPlymouth emblem subtly embossed on the face.

£5,000 or more

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£5,000 Reward

For Pilots! 10 years of free landings when we reopen (max three a month, non-transferable)

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For Pilots! Lifetime free landings when we reopen!!! (non-transferable)

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