CHICAGO – OpenAirplane, an online service that connects pilots to planes across the U.S. much like a rental car company, has secured $500,000 in seed funding from several investors in Chicago and abroad. The funds will help OpenAirplane hire more developers, accelerate growth, and build new products.
“I am tremendously excited about my investment in OpenAirplane. It has a very supportive and growing user base and is scaling across small airports,” said investor Chris Adelsbach, Managing Director at Techstars in London.
More than 10,000 pilots from around the world have signed up to fly with OpenAirplane. Pilots can use the network to access to more than 300 airplanes at more than 90 locations across the U.S.
Pilots who wish to begin flying with OpenAirplane can sign up for free at OpenAirplane.com.
Aircraft operators who would like to learn more about offering their aircraft for rent with OpenAirplane can learn more by visiting operators.OpenAirplane.com or calling 312-436-1018.