This matching services site gives both (low time) pilots and passengers who want to make a trip in a (general aviation) aeroplane the opportunity to realize this. The pilot has a strong input regarding the completion of the flight. For instance to conduct flight (partly) under
rules for training purposes. The advantages will reveal further on.
Why this site
Type of aircraft
You can subscribe as a passenger to this site and meet a pilot with whom you can make a flying trip.In case of a match a small fee of EUR 7,50 applies. The match fee of EUR 7,50 can be paid after a notice by email stating that a suitable match is available. After receipt of this amount you will receive the personal data of the pilot. Paying the match fee can be done on the site via PayPal. PayPal also accepts major creditcards.
The pilots are licensed private – or commercial pilots who really want to accumulate flying hours in order to maintain their licence valid and/or get a chance for a flying job. In this way there are several advantages:
- you are making an unforgettable trip above your own environment
- or you can choose a destination (e.g. small airfield) not often visited by you,
- you are flexible concerning time and place
- and you are supporting a pilot who can make flying hours in this way
If the pilot decides to conduct flight (partly) under IFR rules for training purposes you can monitor for instance an ILS approach at close-eye distance. Very interesting to experience!
In most occasions flights will be conducted in single engine aircraft, for instance Cessna or Piper.
Cessna has wings mounted above the fuselage in order not to have an obstructed view if you are looking to the earth.
Piper has wings mounted beneath the fuselage.
In case of general aviation aircraft the issue of weight limitation quickly comes up. The maximum take-off weight is approximately 1000 à 1100 kilo (2300 lbs). The aircraft has an empty weight of approximately 650 kilo. App. 400 à 450 kilo rest for fuel and occupants. These aeroplanes can transport four occupants. So, the pilot can bring three passengers.
This means that the pilot has to ask for your weight before flight. If there are for instance three passengers of 100 kilo each, it is clear that flight cannot be conducted in this composition.
In many occasions the pilot is member of the local flying club or rents an aircraft. The cost, landing fee included, depend on location and country. In many occasions a price is calculated for three passengers. A guidance could be EUR 190,- per hour for three passengers. You arrange the number of passengers yourself, the pilot does not arrange.
After subscription you will be mailed the contact data of the pilot.
Subsequently you agree with the pilot upon place, time and price of the flight.
Do you want to meet general aviation, taste the sense of freedom, no long incheck procedures but just go flying at your local airport then register on this site!