About Us

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 BY FANS FOR FANS!

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 WHAT IS FLIGHT 5?
 
Flight 5 Live is an independently run New York Jets focused web show and network that specializes in on-air video broadcasting and social media engagement. Running on the slogan “By Fans, For Fans” we value expressing and highlighting all New York Jet fan opinion, and strongly encourage open dialogue between fans and popular figures within the community. Our show is not only the #1 featured show on the #1 internet network in the tri-state area (Zedalza Entertainment Network), but the most engaging community of Jets fans on the web.
 
WHAT DOES FLIGHT 5 SIGNIFY?
 
Flight 5 reflects a combination of the New York Jets franchise (Flight) and the number five (5), which represents our hosts (4) + our fan network (1) = 5. Flight 5.
 
WHAT IS YOUR MISSION?
 
Flight 5 is on a mission to become the most relevant New York Jet fan network  and show in the Country. We want to be voice of the New York Jets Fan Base, and we only strive to be best. Simple and Great is our company motto.
 
WHY THE NEW YORK JETS?
 
We at Flight 5 are huge New York Jets fans and our true goal is to give the microphone back to fans, so we combined the two ideas and created Flight 5. We constantly see traditional networks doing their best to silence fan communities, while simultaneously trying to cover too many sports teams and thus alienating their most active followers. Flight 5 believes that niched content is the next generation of sports media; the larger a network casts its net, the less impact it can have in the die-hard fan community. Most fans in NY do not follow all of the Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Islanders, Nets etc… and it is extremely rare to be well versed on every NY team. Thus by focusing on just the New York Jets, we will establish an extremely supportive and interested audience that wants just Jets. 
 
WHERE CAN I WATCH FLIGHT 5?
 
Flight 5 streams live from 7-8pm on Friday nights, across at least 3 website mediums: Flight5Live.com, ZenLive.tv, and FloppingOut.com. Our shows are archived on this website, so you can catch them anytime throughout the week. We were also approved by Cablevision, and can be seen on Public Access, Monday nights, in the Westchester, NY area.
 
WHAT ABOUT THE TEAM?
 
Nick Spano, 23, graduated from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting with a Radio & Television Broadcasting degree. Following his completion at CSB, Nick interned at WFAN Sports Radio 66 NY, New York’s number one sports radio network, and the world’s first 24-hour sports talk radio network. At WFAN, Nick trained in radio editing & production, studio operations, commercial logs, commercial production, voice overs, sports reporting, and has worked alongside many high profile personalities and their radio programs. Nick co-founded FloppingOut.com sports blog together with Francesco Vittorini, and was an integral part in the creation of FloppingOut Radio.
 
Francesco Vittorini, 24, is originally a founding member of sports blog FloppingOut.com (featured on the the largest network of sports blogs in the US – Yardbarker), which accumulated over 1.1 million uvs within 13 months of its inception. Frank currently serves as CEO and Director of NextGen Social Sports, INC. whose mission is to give the voice back to sports fans. Francesco graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Political Science, minor in Economics, and member of the Entrepreneurial Club. While attending Colgate University, Francesco played 4 years of Division 1 football for the Colgate Raiders.
 
Wesley Sykes, 25, Wesley Sykes has covered the New York Jets since 2010 for the JetsInsider.com before becoming the managing editor of Flight5Live.com. With his journalism degree in hand via Hofstra University, Wesley has covered high school and collegiate sports on Long Island while having provided freelance work for the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks.
 
William Spano, 24, holds a Radio & Television Broadcasting degree from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, and used such knowledge to assist Frankie and Nick in creating FloppingOut Radio. William is a lifelong student of the game of Golf and has 6 years experience in the business as a golf instructor. William is also known by many as a quote/unquote “Professional Jets Fans”, who spends countless hours a day informing himself with everything New York Jets; from recent news to salary cap figures.
 
JetNation, 0-110, holds a degree in being the best damn fan base in the country. We pride ourselves on being knowledgable, informed, loud, funny, and we will back up our boys in the Green & White Nation (if they deserve to be backed up, of course). We love to tailgate, and love to rock out in our Jets gear, anytime, anywhere. You can find us on social media by hashtagging #Jets, #JetNation, #GangGreen or if we are talking about financial contracts – #Process. J E T S BABY!
 
WHAT ABOUT YOUR STREAMING POTENTIAL?
 
Flight 5 is produced using a program called VidBlaster, which is virtually capable of showcasing anything in the broadcasting realm.
 
Skype
Skype gives us the ability to communicate via phone or live video feed with any caller, in real time. Callers can Skype from any remote location, using Mobile Skype via smartphone, and this is extremely attractive for our fans.
 
Showcasing
Flight 5 has the ability to play and cut to videos of any sorts (combination of audio, video, and/or graphical formats). There is no restriction on how long and/or what kind of content we are allowed to host on Flight 5, considering third party copyright use.
 
Creative Potential
At Flight 5 we embrace and demand creativity. If a sponsor has a great promotional idea, we CAN make it happen with our team . We have a full, expert production team available, and one of our directors is experienced in shooting commercials and video editing .
 
WHO FOLLOWS FLIGHT 5?
 
Flight 5’s Twitter (@5NLive) has accumulated over 1,600 followers within an eight-month period.
 
Current Jet Players: Laron Landry, Ellis Lankster, Muhammad Wilkerson, Jordan White, Joe McKnight, Josh Bush, and Damon Harrison.
 
Former Jet Players: Damien Woody, Thomas Jones (RB), Victor Green (SS), Al Toon (WR), Robert Carpenter (WR), Marvin Jones (LB), Marcus Dixon (DT), Joe Namath Network (QB), Lou D’Agostino (RB), Ricky Sapp (LB), Leon Washington (RB/current), and Kerry Rhodes (FS/current).
 
Jet Media: Kim Martin (News Day), Adam Schefter (ESPN/NFL Network, Manish Mehta, Gary Vaynerchuk, Kris Dyer, Larry Hardesty (ESPN), Jeff Capellini, (CBS Sports), Dennis Waszak (Associated Press), and Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report).
 
WHICH PLAYERS HAVE BEEN ON YOUR SHOW?
 
Curtis Martin- NY Jets/New England Patriots Hall of Fame running back, Demario Davis- NY Jets linebacker, Marcus Dixon- Former NY Jets defensive lineman, Wesley Walker- Former NY Jets great wide receiver, Quinton Coples- NY Jets first round pick, starting defensive lineman, Josh Baker- NY Jets tight end/fullback, Jordan White- NY Jets wide receiver, Jerricho Cotchery- Former NY Jets wide receiver; Pittsburgh Steeler WR, Marcus Dowtin- NFL defensive lineman, Leon Washington- Former NY Jets running back; Seattle Seahawks RB, LaRon Landry- NY Jets Pro Bowl starting safety, Muhammad Wikerson- NY Jets defensive lineman, Santonio Holmes – NY Jets wide receiver; Super Bowl MVP, Nick Folk – NY Jets Kicker, Thomas Mayo – NY Jets wide reciever.
 
WHICH MEDIA MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ON YOUR SHOW?
 
Manish Mehta- New York Jets beat writer for the NY Daily News, Jenny Vrentas- New York Jets/Giants beat writer for the Newark Star-Ledger, Mark Cannizzaro- NFL and New York Jets writer for the NY Post, Kristian Dyer- Yahoo! Sports writer; NY Jets beat writer for NY Metro, Chris Nimbley- New York Jets beat writer for JetsInsider, Brandon Spano- Radio host of Mile High Sports in Colorado, Conor Orr – New York Jets beat writer for the Newark Star-Ledger and Gary Vaynerchuk- NY Jet fanatic (plans to buy team), entrepreneur; speaker, best selling author.
 
WE WOULD LOVE THE THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND LOVE. Definitely get in touch with us regarding any story, video, or comment you want us to promote, or directed to us!  ENJOY  THAT JETLIFE BABY!

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