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New business startup provides helicopter rides to the wealthy

In today's society, it is important to be able to travel from point A to point B with relative ease in California. However, one business startup wants to take this concept a step further and give consumers a unique way to get to their intended destinations. The company, Blade, is looking to provide wealthy consumers helicopter rides from one part of town to another.

The new company opened up for business in 2014, when the company began giving helicopter rides around New York City to wealthy customers. Customers posted their pictures of the first inaugural helicopter rides on Instagram. The seats are priced from $395 to $1,250. The company's launch reportedly garnered a mixed reaction in the media.

The two founders of the company had apparently started the new company as a sort of side project. One founder was a former executive in the music industry. He eventually became the company's full-time CEO when the business began to become more serious. The company is reportedly planning on significant expansion in the United States and internationally as well.

This story illustrates how even a business startup that begins as a side gig can quickly turn into a full-blown, worldwide company. However, in order for this to happen, it is important for founders of a new company in California and elsewhere to make sure they comply with rules and regulations pertaining to a company's specific industry. This can help the company avoid potential legal issues in the future, which can be financially damaging and stunt a company's growth.

Source:, "Meet the founders of Blade, the startup that's bringing helicopter rides to New York City's smart set", Oct. 16, 2015

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