Rod Rakic, OpenAirplane‘s co-founder, boldly proclaimed, “the only thing that can save aviation is aviating,” at last summers AirVenture. OpenAirplane desires nothing less than to “make renting a plane as easy as renting a car.”
“This weekend we started beta testing the the OpenAirplane app. We completed the on-boarding of our first Operator,” noted Rakic. “We signed up our first Pilot. He booked the rental, flew the plane without having to endure a local checkout, rated and reviewed the Operator, then paid for the rental with our app. The Operator rated and reviewed the Pilot when he got back.”
As development continues, I asked Rakic if they have a launch date. “We should have a better idea of when we’re opening up the service by Sun ‘n Fun next week.” Stay tuned.