General Aviation flying can be expensive. But studies have shown the cost of airplane acquisition and flying can be reduced 50% – 75% through co-ownership which allows for the sharing of fixed expenses, such as, hangar, insurance, subscriptions, maintenance and capital acquisition costs. We’ve learned finding the right pilots to form a partnership can be time consuming and expensive. But it should not be that way.
A national listing of airplane co-ownerships by airport doesn’t exist. It’s been tried before and failed. Three primary issues nosedived the attempts: First, true user identity was not maintained. Secondly, the solution became too complex (simple is hard). And, third the app target market was too narrow.
Join us in our quest to build a national directory for aircraft shared ownerships and reserve your free listing today. Simply, let us know you’re interested in shared aircraft ownership.
In the United States, there are about 644,000 registered pilots within a population of 328,000,000 million. Pilots are outnumbered 500:1 by the general population. So, it’s not easy to just connect with other pilots.
General social media apps are out there. But our app validation testing found pilots are discontent with some of these social platforms. When aviation is on their mind, they don’t like wading through unrelated content. It’s time consuming. And, pilots know posting aviation conversations on general forums can be problematic.
Connecting Aviators® is focused on the needs of general aviation pilots. Join us on our journey as we grow.
We all have connections. But aviators have a special connection with the sky, with modern chariots that fly and with pilots that share the delight in traveling through the heavens. To help pilots expand on those connections, we’ve assembled a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience . We’re now developing pilot to pilot Interactive Aviator Software on native iOS platforms. Connecting Aviators® was officially launched January 2020, powered by wikiWings® research that spanned more than 7-years.
Our software will help pilots find, connect, and share their passion for flying with fellow aviators. General release and availability in the App Store is scheduled for Q1 2021. Beta testing on the first release is scheduled to begin December 2020. If you’d like to participate in beta testing, please let me know.
We’ll post updates on our progress and a dedicated Connecting Aviators® website will go live in the near future.
Jeff Brewer is the Founder of Connecting Aviators® and wikiWings®. He’s enjoyed flying for over 20 years and has more than 1,900 hours of flight time in single and twin-engine planes, including Cirrus Perspective™ Turbo, Cessna 152, 172, 182, Piper Warrior, Archer, Arrow, and Aztec.