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We can help lower your cost to fly. Post a free listing in one or more of the following categories:
- Shared Aircraft Ownerships
- Flying Clubs
- Aircraft Rentals / Leasebacks
- Aviation Businesses
- Certified Flight Instruction
Finding the right opportunity shouldn’t be time-consuming or expensive and that’s why we’re here to help. Your best aviation partnership may be just a second-degree connection away on Connecting Aviators.
Get on the Map at Your Airport
Our exclusive map view organizes information by airports and displays member pilots, aircraft co-ownerships, aircraft rentals, flying clubs, and iSorties aviation events.
You can discover new pilots at your home airport, locate nearby airplane co-ownerships, flying clubs or rentals and view where other pilots are flying this week. Connecting Aviators brings it all together in one app for easy visibility.
Expand your horizons and discover new connections! Tap and explore.
Shared aircraft ownership, also known as fractional ownership, is where individuals or organizations cooperatively own an aircraft. The co-owners divide acquisition costs and ongoing expenses such as maintenance, insurance, subscriptions, hangar, and preferably sign dry lease agreements.
Aircraft co-ownership is often an alternative to sole ownership or traditional chartering because it offers numerous benefits, including:
Cost Savings: Sharing an aircraft can be more cost-effective than owning an entire aircraft by yourself. Having one co-owner can save 50% on monthly fixed expenses.
Capital Access: Co-ownership can be the key to your first airplane or a step up. The purchase price is divided among co-owners, making a newer safer plane or significant upgrades or higher performance more affordable.
Availability: Aircraft co-ownership provides greater flexibility in scheduling and usage compared to flight schools or rentals.
Time Savings: An aircraft co-ownership may include professional management services that save you time and deliver skills not easily available. Otherwise, the coordination of maintenance, accounting, and scheduling are shared among the co-owners.
Tax Benefits: Co-ownership can provide tax benefits such as, deductions for depreciation, maintenance, and operating expenses.
Goodwill: A successful co-ownership can create value beyond the aircraft’s market price. Good practices and reputation are a plus in the exchange of co-ownership shares.
It’s important to understand the risks and responsibilities involved in aircraft co-ownership. You should seek legal advice from those knowledgable in aviation and business law.
Learn more through our free resources.
Flying clubs are an organization of pilots and aviation enthusiasts who pool their resources to operate one or more aircraft, and they create at least five key benefits:
1. Flying clubs offer significant savings because members share aircraft capital outlay or lease payments, maintenance, fuel, insurance, subscriptions, and hangar expenses.
2. Usually, flying clubs have a larger selection of aircraft than an individual owner, which gives members more options for aircraft availability.
3. A sense of community is created among flying club members that share a similar passion for aviation, and the club provides opportunities for socializing, sharing knowledge, skills, experiences and friendships.
4. Typically, flying clubs offer more flexibility in scheduling than traditional flight schools or rental operations. Members can reserve aircraft for a longer period of time and remain overnight on cross-country trips.
5. Flying clubs often offer safety seminars and aircraft familiarization programs to help members improve their flying skills and become safer and more proficient pilots.
If you’re interested in airplane flying clubs, you’ve come to the right place. Connecting Aviators has everything you need to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for aviation. Our app makes it easy to list your club, discover new clubs, start a club, or contact existing ones.
Pilot Profile Essentials™
Connecting Aviators is the only app with aviation-specific pilot profiles organized by airport. Display you pilot bio and aviation accomplishments. You’ve worked hard to achieve them. And see other pilots’s bios and ratings.
Traveling or relocating to a new airport? We can help. Meeting new friends with the same passion for flying as you are are just a click away.
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iSorties™ Connects You to Flight Events
Looking for fly-ins, educational seminars or aviation events? Check out our iSorties™ feature. With iSorties, you can learn where people are flying this week, or schedule iSorties with your connections and receive real-time notifications on who will attend. Connecting Aviators exclusive app map view and home screen display iSorties by airport. Tap for the details.
At Connecting Aviators, we value your privacy and security. We offer pilots a secure community in contrast to public social platforms, which can be problematic. True user identity is a community value and member user requirement.
You have control over your profile information, including home airport, aircraft, ratings, flight hours, and aviation memberships. Providing this information can help you get more from our services, including helping pilots find you and relevant member event notifications.
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