WYP Aviation Update | Shark Tank Season 9

From the beginning of time, humans have been fascinated with flight. Inventor, Aaron Wypszynski, states that with each generation comes a new advancement that gets humans closer to feeling the true essence of flight. He feels he has developed the newest thrill ride in his WYP air-wakeboarding product inspired by the cartoon, Tailspin. Aaron is trying to set up indoor locations for customers to come in and use the boards on site. Let’s see if the sharks want to leap into the air during Season 9 in this Shark Tank WYP Aviation update and pitch recap.

Shark Tank WYP Aviation Update

Wyp Aviation Update

  • Entrepreneur: Aaron Wypyszynski
  • Business: Indoor air-wakeboarding
  • Ask: $500,000 for 20% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

In the presentation initially, it looked like the product would be able to be used outdoors, pulled behind an airplane. Aaron’s company, WYA Aviation, was nowhere near that point, which would have to be a way down the road. Currently, Aaron had no locations and only had a prototype that had been ridden by a robot.

After guest shark Richard Branson tested out the product Lori Grenier said she could not support it and went out. Because Mark Cuban is afraid of heights, he dropped out as well. At this point, the remaining sharks began asking questions but weren’t getting the answers that seemed like his business was ready to turn to the key to profits.

Daymond John thought it would take too long to get his investment back. He followed the lead of Lori and Mark and dropped out of the deal.

Although Richard enjoyed the potential thrill of the product, he agreed with Daymond and did not make an offer. Robert Herjavec was the last shark standing and repeated several of the same problems the other sharks saw, leaving Aaron without an offer from the sharks.

Unfortunately, we don’t have great news for our WYP Aviation update. According to its website, they have not made much progress post Shark Tank and seem to be out of business. The website says it’s still looking for sponsors and partners to get started, and potential customers can sign up for a waitlist to go fly one of the boards once a location is opened.

However, at the time of this WYP Aviation update, the company has not posted on either its Facebook or Twitter pages since 2017, when their episode first aired. Aaron is currently working with young children in the hope to become pilots through a program of EAA. It does not seem like he has invented any other products at this time.

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