Flytenow launches in Boston and receives funding from Dorm Room Fund.
PRLog - Jan. 29, 2014 - BOSTON -- Flytenow, Inc., a ride sharing platform for small planes, announced today that they are launching their platform in Boston and that they have received $15,000 in pre-seed investment from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. Today, pilots and aviation enthusiasts may apply for membership on www.flytenow.com.
Ride Sharing for Small Planes
Flytenow connects those who dream of flying (Enthusiasts) with local pilots so they can share the ride in a small plane, like a four seater Cessna. “It’s a completely different experience than flying commercially. Members experience flight first-hand and see the world in a whole new way,” said CEO Matt Voska. “Until now, if you wanted to fly in a small plane you would either have to know a pilot, become a pilot, or hunt down an expensive experience at a flight school or charter - even though there are thousands of pilots flying every day with open seats." Whether you’ve always dreamed of being a pilot or just want to see the world from a different perspective, Flytenow is the easiest and most affordable way to get off the ground.
How it Works
Flytenow screens pilots and Enthusiasts for eligibility into the program both for safety and an interest in general aviation. Once accepted, pilots post their planned aviation adventures in which they have empty seats. Accepted Enthusiasts view these adventures and request to join. Flytenow then allows pilots to accept pro rata reimbursement for flying expenses. The result is that pilots can defray the costs of flying and Enthusiast can conquer the skies more affordably than ever.
Flytenow’s operates within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations for private pilots. Flytenow differentiates itself because it is not an air charter or broker service and does not offer air transportation services. Instead, Flytenow offers a method for pilots and Enthusiasts to engage in the genuine sharing of expenses as provided for under FAA Regulations. A key to Flytenow’s process is the manner in which pilots post aviation adventures, and the way Enthusiasts are able to engage in those adventures. In addition, Flytenow pilots dictate the location and always have the final say of who, when, and where they will be flying. Flytenow is endorsed and advised by Gregory Winton of The Aviation Law Firm. Mr. Winton has a breadth of aviation law experience, and having previously worked for the FAA, has a keen understanding of applicable law and an esteemed reputation.
Flytenow helps people live the dream of flight. Flytenow connects aviation enthusiasts with local pilots and facilitates ride sharing, making it the easiest and most affordable way to explore the sky. For more information, please visit Flytenow.com, connect on Twitter @flytenow or on Facebook.
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Flytenow Launches Ride Sharing Platform, Receives Funding
January 29, 2014 at 14:00 PM EST