Jack Buscombe



Bachelors Degree in Economics (UQ)

Major: Quantitative Methods Major: Business and Industry

Bachelors Degree in Commerce (UQ)

Major: Accounting


Jack is one half of the AirShare founding team. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast, Jack spent his schooling career at Immanuel Lutheran College, which is where he met fellow AirShare Co-founder, Gauranga Magriplis.

Jumping into tertiary education straight after graduating high school, Jack started his studies at Griffith University. At the end of his first year, he was invited to join the Golden Key Honour Society. For the second year, he decided to move to the University of Queensland to undertake a bachelors degree in Economics in addition to the Commerce Degree.

With a desire to become a data scientist, Jack undertook a major in Quantitative Methods (econometrics). While pushing the limits of his mathematical understanding, the monotonous content ultimately led him towards entrepreneurialism.

It was 2 weeks before graduation when he was presented with the idea to create a startup to rideshare charter flights. He took the bull by both hands and has continued to raise AirShare to where it is today.

While building the MVP, his attraction to web development took hold quickly. His love of building things permeated through to web applications and the field of SEO; all of which are a focus in expanding AirShare.

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October 13, 2020
Bell 47 - The Helicopter from M*A*S*H

Everybody's favourite TV show 'M*A*S*H' (it's probably on right now), features a very prominent helicopter in the episode opener. You can probably visualise it - the flying goldfish bowl with a tail. But apart from M*A*S*H diehards, aviation enthusiasts and veterans, few people know anything about it. It's the Bell 47 and it's had a […]

September 24, 2020
Bell 206 - The Great Helicopter of America

As the third most produced helicopter of all time, the Bell 206 needs no introduction. Originally designed for military purposes, the Bell 206 has seen extensive use in both commercial and private markets. The American made utility chopper produced more than 8,400 Bell Jetrangers during its 44 year production period. This article tells the story […]

July 23, 2020
Australian Aviation & Coronavirus - The Impacts and Future Outlook

It's well documented that the recent coronavirus hit the travel and tourism industries harder than most during the early stages of 2020. International and cross-border travel was banned, leaving mass amounts of stranded tourists and Aussies alike. ASX listed companies were dropping like flies, and some called upon the government for bail-outs to keep their […]

June 25, 2020
Things to do in Adelaide - A Complete Guide

Adelaide is one of the more underrated cities in Australia. While this may be true it does not mean it is anything short of a good time! Often referred to as the City of Churches because it has the highest amount of churches, temples and mosques per capita in all of Australia! Adelaide is also […]

May 1, 2020
Charter Vs Commercial Flights

There are several distinctions between air travel on charter planes vs commercial airlines. The airlines dominate the air travel industry most people consider private flying as a 'rich persons' means of transport. So if this is the case, why would you take a charter flight instead? Studies suggest it comes down to price and accessibility, […]

April 2, 2020
Skydiving Vs Bungee Jumping

Skydiving and bungee jumping are commonly considered in the same category of experiences. They both have a leap of faith, a free fall and can inspire chills just watching someone do it. A common question is whether to bungee jump or to skydive, and there are a number of differences between the two. This article […]

March 29, 2020
Skydiving Vs Hot Air Balloons

Skydiving and Hot Air Ballooning are two of the most popular flight experiences around the world. While both experiences take you high on an incredible ride with unmatched aerial viewing, they are different in many ways. Hot air ballooning experiences are best suited to particular occasions, whereas skydiving suits others. So if you're deciding on […]

March 23, 2020
8 Occasions for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Ballooning is one of the most common flight experiences of all. It's the perfect activity for so many occasions, whether it be celebrations of a special day, or as a gift. It's less polarising than skydiving, yet more open and liberating than scenic flights. That's why we took the time to list out […]

March 21, 2020
Great Barrier Reef - The 6 Best Things To Do

The world heritage 'Great Barrier Reef' is one of Australia's national treasures. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the collective of almost 3,000 individual reefs and 1,000 islands stretching for 2,300 km's alongside the Queensland Coast of Australia. Its body occupies a whopping 344,400km2, starting at the most northern tip of Australia at the […]

March 11, 2020
Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel - The French Super Chopper

The Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel is a popular 5 passenger helicopter. As a single engine light utility helicopter, they have a large presence in several military forces around the world. The single engine AStar family of aircraft is one of the most-produced helicopters in history. As of 2019, the AS350 Squirrel has a total production tally […]

March 11, 2020
Learn to fly - The Ultimate Guide!

Learning to fly, it is something that just about everyone thinks about at some point in life! So whether you are interested in becoming a pilot, having a great experience or starting an awesome hobby this is our complete guide to learning to fly and getting a pilots licence in Australia! We will outline the […]

March 9, 2020
Whitsundays - The Best 5 Things to do in the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays is undoubtedly Australia's east coast treasure. Nestled within the colossal Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays is a region which comprises of 74 islands, and the mainland which sits between Townsville and Mackay. Famously described as beautiful one day and perfect the next, there's always something to see and do here. If you're a […]

March 2, 2020
Cirrus SR22 - The Bold New Leader in Modern Aviation

The Cirrus SR22 needs no introduction for aviation enthusiasts. As the highest produced light aircraft starting in the 21st century, it's widely used for personal planes and as training aircraft. With production beginning in 2001 as the evolution of the SR20, the Cirrus SR22 has gone on to manufacture 6,500 over the last 20 years. […]

February 28, 2020
Extra 300 - The King Of Aerobatics

The mighty extra 300 is a tried and tested aerobatic aircraft. The machine is the brainchild of German aircraft stunt pilot and plane maker Walter Extra. Walter Extra started his aircraft manufacturing company Extra Flugzeugbau (or simply Extra Aircraft) in 1980. Born out of Extra Aircraft are: Extra 200 Extra 230 Extra 260 Extra 300 […]

January 30, 2020
Aerobatics - 6 Exciting things to know!

Aerobatics, maybe you have heard of it? Maybe you have no idea what it is? Perhaps you only clicked on this because of the cool pictures? To put it simply it is essentially acrobatics...BUT instead of a person it is an aircraft doing all the interesting maneuvers. Considered the most extreme of sports, aerobatics pilots […]

January 26, 2020
First Time Skydiving: 4 Important Things To Know

If you've stumbled upon this article, chances are you've just booked in for your first skydive and you're starting to get that feeling in your stomach. Rule #1: just chill, man. Skydiving is one of the most liberating experiences money can buy. We get all sorts of questions before people do their first skydive. Some […]

January 9, 2020
Cessna 172 - The Most Popular Light Aircraft in History

The Cessna 172 has become a household name, particularly in the aviation community. Since it's inception in the mid-1950's, the 172 quickly earned it's stripes in becoming the most produced aircraft in history. These days, almost all qualified pilots started their flying career on the humble 172, and many continue to fly them. Paired with […]

December 17, 2019
Anniversary Flights

We have listed our favourite anniversary flights that are perfect for celebrating your special day! Brisbane - Sirromet Winery Helicopter Flight & Lunch Our most popular anniversary flight!Depart from Archerfield, fly to and let down at the Sirromet Winery for a truely romantic experience.Indulge in gormet food and wine before enjoy a luxury helicopter flight […]

November 28, 2019
4 Amazing Bucket List Scenic Flights

Read time: 2 mins This blog page is about four scenic flights that we think are bucket list adventures for anyone in the world. These are in my opinion these are some of the best air tours and flying experiences Australia has to offer! AirShare has partners all over Australia and now offers everything from […]

November 28, 2019
Our Favourite Scenic Flights

Read time: 2 mins Throughout Australia there are many things to see by air. Many scenic flights over and around the most incredible nature, landscapes and cities in the world. Scenic flights are always conducted in a light aircraft. Either helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. Helicopters are smaller have great appeal and take fake off […]

November 28, 2019
My Experience with Flight Training

Read time: 2 mins LEARNING TO FLY! (THE HIGHLIGHTS) View Brisbane Flying Lesson I started my flight training in February of 2016 and completed it in May of 2017. Through the entire journey you will pass many milestones small and large. The most exciting of which is the first time you go solo. This is […]

November 28, 2019
JoyFlight Virgin – A Guide To Your First Helicopter Flight

Read time: 4 mins ADVICE FOR FIRST-TIME HELICOPTER PASSENGERS Anyone who has had the pleasure of a helicopter flight will vouch that it’s an experience like no other. Seated in a cabin where the controls lay within arms reach (but don’t touch!), you’ll have a 360 degree view of your surroundings. And by surroundings, it’s […]

November 21, 2019
9 Best Deals for Hervey Bay Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Hervey Bay, Queensland Hervey Bay whale watching is the often considered one of the best things to do in South East Queensland. Hervey Bay is known as the home of the Whales, and much of the town’s tourism is directed towards it. There are several companies around Hervey Bay that offer awesome […]

November 21, 2019
Sirromet Winery

Sirromet is one of the biggest and most decorated wineries in Queensland, if not the most! With many attractions and tours, it makes a splendid outing. Situated between The Gold Coast and Brisbane it is the most accessible winery in the area. Offering a range of dining options and award-winning Sirromet Wines. It really does […]

November 21, 2019
Charter Plane Cost

How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Plane in Australia? So you’ve decided you want to charter a plane, but you don’t know what a fair price is for air charter. Or perhaps you’ve received a quote and your jaw hit the floor. We get it, air charter isn’t cheap! You can use this […]

November 21, 2019
Private Jet Hire

Thinking of hiring a private jet? You might be a FIFO worker looking to fly to a regional area. You could be managing a festival and need to commute an artist with urgency to a different location. Or maybe you just want a business jet to travel in style. Charter flights are useful for a […]

November 21, 2019
Robinson R44: FAQ’s of The Worlds Best-Selling Commercial Helicopter

The Robinson R44 is a heavy-hitter in the light utility helicopter space. It has been the world’s best-selling General Aviation Helicopter year-on-year since 1999, with more than 7,000 produced globally. As a light utility chopper, the 4-seater R44 is mainly used for commercial and private services with business commutes. It’s also commonly used as training aircraft for students […]

November 21, 2019
Flights Over Lake Eyre: Once In A 50 Year Experience

Flood Waters have engulfed Lake Eyre for the first time in 45 years. Amongst a bitter-sweet series of events for locals, tourists are lining up to check out the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle from the sky. Why Now Is the Best Time To Fly Over Lake Eyre The Lake Eyre Basin is one of the largest dry […]

November 21, 2019
Awesome Brisbane, as seen from a Helicopter!

Read Time: 3 Minutes Brisbane; it's not often considered the most happening place. It might not be seen as jam packed with things to do, particularly if you are a local. So that’s where AirShare comes in! We are the home of scenic flight adventures in helicopters and light aircraft not just in Brisbane but […]

November 21, 2019
Flying Lessons

In this post, we are going to try and answer all (or at least most) of your questions about taking a flying lesson! So what are the reasons that you would take a flying lesson? Either because you are interested in becoming a pilot, or you are going on a great adventure. Where to start? […]

November 21, 2019
Experiences vs Possessions

Millennials! The generation with a heap of superlatives: The most lazy The least likely to buy a home Avocado The most offended I could go on. One thing that most people haven’t considered, but makes total sense is we are now THE MOST POPULOUS GENERATION on Earth! Which means the things we do, say and care about matter. […]

November 21, 2019
4 Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary In Style!

Anniversary gifts They can be really hard to decide on! Coming up with something new and exciting to do with your loved one is important, but it can also be very stressful! We all know how necessary it is to maintain ‘the spark’ in a relationship. And the best way to do this is to […]

November 21, 2019
Kata Tjuta - The Olgas

Kata Tjuta is another place sacred to the local indigenous people. Commonly called The Olgas, It is a magnificent collection of massive rocks all next to each other. Situated in the same national park as Uluru (the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park), these massive rocks are thought to be around 600 million years old. While […]

November 21, 2019
Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays

WHITSUNDAYS AND AIRLIE BEACH – HEAVEN ON EARTH Located in north Queensland the Whitsunday Region is made up of incredible beaches (one of which is Airlie Beach), a memorising island chain, gorgeous reefs and teaming with sea life. The incredible archipelago is made up by tiny islands, some uninhabited and only a few meters wide […]

November 21, 2019
Visit Uluru!

ULURU - THE RED CENTRE The largest sandstone rock on the planet, the red centre of Australia and some of the most majestic natural sights in the world. This giant rock is as old as time and of massive cultural and spiritual significance to the native aboriginal people. Located 335 km from Alice Springs, and […]

November 20, 2019
Best Things To Do in Brisbane

BRISBANE ACTIVITIES! Brisbane is the third biggest city in Australia and the Capital of Queensland. It is our home town and where we started AirShare, so it is only normal that we should know of a few good things to do in and around this city! From scenic flights (our speciality) to the Brisbane Eye, […]

November 20, 2019
Brisbane Scenic Helicopter Flights

If you live in, or are visiting Brisbane and are looking for a great new experience or a fantastic gift idea then have a read about some of the awesome scenic helicopter rides we offer around Brisbane. Helicopter flights are spectacular as something to do or as a gift! People always remember a really good […]

November 20, 2019
Brisbane Scenic Flights – A Great Date Idea

Read time: 2 mins When you live in a city for a while it can become hard to think of new things to do in your home town. That’s where we can help! We sell scenic flights in Brisbane and around Australia. If you are looking for a special date idea, a great gift or […]

November 20, 2019
Our First Media Snips

In the last few months it has been very exciting to receive a little bit of attention from the media.Even though it may be small, it is exciting. Our first piece was as a result of the Horizons Demo Day which can be read here. The article is a quick summary of the pitch I did […]

November 20, 2019
Website Development – The First Year for AirShare

Read time: 6 mins THE BRIEF HISTORY OF AIRSHARE Last night I was going through some old files and came across one of the very early versions of the AirShare website. It was not dissimilar to the early versions of Amazon, ‘The’ Facebok, and what not. After some amusement and shame, I took it upon […]

November 13, 2019

Read time: 4 mins "FISH-BURGERS" I saw something pretty awesome the other day. I was pitching at an event held at Fishburners – the co-working space we run AirShare from. Alongside a few other businesses, I was gasbagging about AirShare to a relatively intimate audience in one of the function/board rooms. After I had closed […]

November 13, 2019
Ridesharing: New Kid on the Block

Read time: 2 mins Ridesharing, it’s the thing we are making possible in the world of charter aircraft. With rideshare comes cost sharing and an entire load of benefits. Like I am always harping on about it means lower prices for customers and a better bottom line for charter companies. Ridesharing is something seldom done […]

November 13, 2019
Horizons Demo Day

Read time: 2 mins Last week the Horizons program ended with a demo day consisting of all the start-ups at different stages pitching their ideas, validation and sales.In our case, the program took us from an idea to a point where we now have partners, sellable products and our first flows of revenue. This represents a major […]

November 13, 2019
Joy Flights

Read time: 1 min When we started AirShare we had (and still do have) so many ideas of what AirShare could become. The main premise is to be able to leverage empty space on light charter aircraft and fix underutilisation for the operators. As we dug into our ideas, and spoke to people and operators […]

November 13, 2019

Read time: 1 min So now that Jack has set the scene, very delicately might I add. Lets get down to business with our first move which was the Horizons program. We were at the point where we had realised that ride-share charter was going to be quite difficult to achieve. So we needed some […]

November 13, 2019
Humble Beginnings

Read time: 2 mins G’Day,You’ve arrived at the first AirShare Blog post. By hook or by crook, you’re in the lions den. Being the first instalment of the AirShare blog, I’ll keep it fairly brief – an introduction of myself, my co-founder, and a bit about AirShare. With that said, my name is Jack – […]

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