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About Gryphon

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    Farming, flying, archery, community banking
  1. First I would like to say how good it is to hear that there has been a delivery of a 2017 CTLSi from Germany. But I would like to say it also makes me extremely upset, as I am still waiting for my 2013 CTLSi Jubilee model that has been fully paid for these past 4 years !!!
  2. All this shows how difficult it is to do business with Chinese / Taiwanese company's here in Australia many people from big Iron ore company's to farmers have to be very careful when doing business with China a contract in China is only a basis for further negotiation, generally to force the price further down as shown here.
  3. I wonder what all this means for the creditors ? Any likelihood of being paid ?
  4. I would be very happy if AeroJones bought Flight Design as long as they recognized the creditors like myself who has a half finished aircraft sitting in Germany for nearly two years now, It will be three years in July when I was originally told I could expect delivery. There are two CTLS's and a MC (over four years for this one ! ) awaiting delivery in Australia. The administrator has asked our agent for over Euros 100,000 to finish the two CTLS's, all three aircraft have already been fully paid for. The agent would then join the line of creditors to hope for repayment. Not a happy situation.
  5. I see that Tom Peghiny says I quote “It’s tough out there right now. We are not selling our LSA’s in anything like the quantities we’d like to." America may have been getting deliveries but the rest of the world has been waiting up to 3 years and still no delivery, how long would we have had to wait if there had been greater demand 6 years ? It seems all the emphasis is on the C4, this is what has got the company into trouble in the first place and the core business of the two seater has been forgotten. Again I quote "That’s why we need to get the funding in place to complete development of the C4.” I certainly hope they can get their act into gear and start making deliveries that have been long time ordered in the order that they were ordered.
  6. Hi Adam, you personally have not got my goat but the system you are illustrative of, receiving your plane in 7 months and I am still waiting after three years. I am a farmer and contractor and if someone paid me in full up front I would endeavor to get his job done first rather than someone paying in installments. It is additionally upsetting that you have an easier payment plan than the rest of us as by your method I would still have most of my money still in my pocket. You could say my money is worth more as FD has it all rather than a bit at a time. Why ?
  7. The post from Adam has really got my goat, according to a previous post of his his order number is 15-08-51 that is August 2015 if I read it correctly that is only 7 months ago and it is about to arrive in the USA. My order number was for February 2013 that is 3 years ago. The shell has been in Germany for nearly 2 years and just pushed to the back of the hanger with no engine or instruments. Meanwhile America seems to have no trouble making deliveries. Can anyone tell me that is fair ?? America should be embarrassed by the situation but by the tone of the posts on this thread there is none !!
  8. The dichotomy of views on this thread is quite surprising, understandably the rest of the world is angry and upset, but the Americans on the whole have very little sympathy for those of us still waiting after two or three years for their aircraft and still nothing in sight. Some of you are callings us idiots for putting our all money up front. Without full payment Flight Design would not even start to build, have you even thought that your agent has put the money up for you ? Why is it an American can receive his Jubilee in February 2014 and I am still waiting 2 years later when the order numbers were two apart ordered in the same month? Tom Peghiny is probably a very nice person and has done very well for his clients in America and put a lot of his own money on the line. But ask yourself how has he managed to achieve almost uninterrupted supply of aircraft with very little delay in delivery’s. It is unethical and immoral of Flight Design to supply aircraft as a priority to America just because they are a bigger market than us, Ask yourself how this was achieved? It could only have been achieved by financial bullying, I call that unconscionable conduct. I do not really blame Flight Design for caving in to this pressure, but I do blame the Americans for using such tactics to ensure supply at the cost of the rest of the world. I can only hope that the receivers of Flight Design in Germany can sort the company out and resume production in a “fair and equitable fashion” so I may eventually get my aircraft.
  9. No good promoting a product if you can not deliver !!
  10. I am also in the same boat (plane) as swiss_cheese. I originally ordered mine for a Febuary 2013 build, a Jubilee No 13-02-0, in theory the first month they they should have been built. I was later given a new number F-14-04-08 and I am still waiting. I live in Australia so a long way from Germany, it seems too far away to worry about. My agent actually photograged the airframe in October 2014 with my registration already painted on so I know it is mine Thats 12 months ago and it still has not been finished. We also have had great trouble getting any information from the company with numerous promises of delivery and still nothing happening. We paid the full price for the aircraft in Febuary 2013, so Flight Design has had our money for over two and a half years. There are three aircraft on order for Australia that we have been waitng 2.5 years or more for. To put it mildly we are all getting very frustrated, We might be a bit more understanding if we knew why and if there was any hope of delivery any time soon.
  11. Hi from Australia, the longest trip I have done is across the continent about 1900 nm in a Colyear Martin 3, I am still waiting for my CTLSi to come in which I will do it again. It was mentioned fuel was $1.25 a gallon, we pay Aus $1.60 a litre with exchange rate that is US $6.53 a gallon I am envious. Of the trip across Australia over 700 nm was just bush I followed the road.