2012 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Airborne is now accepting applications for the 2012 Flight Crew!
You: A rider with the personality, social media presence, and communication skills to represent Airborne as a member of the 2012 Airborne Flight Crew. Think of it as being a “Citizen Brand Ambassador-at-Large”. Airborne is not looking for racers specifically, but if you happen to race, that’s OK. If you are already on a team and have a commitment to ride their product in 2012, this gig isn’t for you.
Us: We build best-value-in-class bikes aimed at the entry level of the high-performance market. Our bikes appeal to two kinds of riders: folks on a budget who want to get serious about cycling, and/or established riders who want to try a new discipline but want to check it out before sinking thousands into a dream rig. Airborne is sold direct to riders online. See our website http://airbornebicycles.com for product info.
What: Complete and send us the 2012 Airborne Flight Crew Application form. The link is below. Note: You’ll need a copy of Acrobat Reader 8.0 or higher. If you don’t have the current version, it’s free and you can download it here (for PC) or here (for Mac, Linux or other OS).
How: The PDF form will allow you to check boxes and fill in blanks with your information. Once you’ve competed it, save the completed form, attach it to an email, and send it to us, FlightCrew@airbornebicycles.com
Criteria for selecting new members will be based on social media presence, personal presentation, riding and community involvement. Entrants who do not already have a blog or some other online presence will not be considered. Entrants who make the semi-final cut will be contacted for a final phone interview with us before we make our final decisions.
Why: As an Airborne Flight Crew member, you agree to talk about Airborne via social, in-person, and other media. You will become part of the Airborne development & marketing processes, with confidential & first-peek info on new models and developments and the opportunity to add your insight and feedback. You may also be asked to test-ride new bike prototypes in development and even appear in photo or video shoots from time to time, with travel paid if required.
Please note that any Airborne-related ideas or content you produce while a member of the Flight Crew becomes ours to use on a nonexclusive basis.
In exchange for talking about us, you get:
An Airborne bike of your choice, with the chance to earn a second one based on performance.
Assorted gear, kit, and other schwag.
Your picture, bio, and social media feed posted for all to admire on the Airborne Bicycles website and Facebook page.
The chance to hang out with us and your fellow Crew members in the Airborne Flight Crew Top Secret World Headquarters & Clubhouse. We will also have some smaller regional gatherings that you will be invited to.
When: Right now. Entries close midnight, Sunday February 19th 2012. Finalists will be announced within a couple weeks of the closing date. If you are not already a fan of Airborne Bicycles on Facebook, we strongly encourage you to “Like” our page so that you can stay up-to-date on all of the developments.
Where: Just click the link for the 2012 Flight Crew Application/Entry Form (PDF). You can fill it out online, or save to your desktop and open in Acrobat Reader 8 or higher.
Thanks and good luck!