High-Fidelity Prototype Complete

The high-fidelity UI/UX prototype of the Connecting Aviators® app is complete. It’s what developers call the front end user interface and we’ll reveal more screens in the near future. Many thanks to the pilots that have provided feedback on the design.

The Dev Phase for backend buildout has now started. And, we’re still on schedule for release of the app in early 2021.

Thanksgiving 2020

It’s Thanksgiving week. A time to stop and be still. A time to reflect.

With gladness, our founding fathers acknowledged the benefits and mercies which God bestowed upon them. Let us not neglect praise to Him for our many good provisions. The ordinary and extraordinary – such as, General Aviation. Our opportunity to ride modern chariots in God’s magnificent heavens! And, to share that experience with family, friends and the next generation.

Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends (Ps 100:1-5; Ro 6:23).

Validation Testing Connecting Aviators app

June – August 2020, allowed us time to meet with more than a dozen pilots to conduct validation testing on a black & white lo-fi prototype of the Connecting Aviators® app. Participants provided more than 15 hours of feedback on our various design iterations and features. Many thanks to all who help us.

We’re on schedule to introduce the new Connecting Aviators® app in 2021.

Wireframe prototype completed

May through June of 2020, we developed the black and white low-fidelity wireframe prototype of the Connecting Aviators® app which transformed through many iterations. These initial versions, would not have been possible without the help of three exceptional user interface and user experience (UI/UX) designers. Many thanks to Leah, Jessie, Dorian and more than 15 individuals that participated in our prototype validation testing.

We’re on schedule to introduce the new Connecting Aviators® app in 2021.

Student Pilots

In the United States, there are more than 197,000 student pilots. We welcome these new pilots into general aviation and want to encourage each one to complete their private pilot training. 

Connecting Aviators® can help student pilots connect with other pilots in their area. You’ll be able find pilots based on certifications, ratings, airplane type and airport. 

We believe each pilot is always Pilot in Command (PIC) over their profile information in Connecting Aviators.

Join us in supporting aspiring student pilots.

Shared Aircraft Ownership

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.

General Aviation Pilots

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.

Connecting Aviators officially launched January 2020.

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.