Let’s say a pilot is flying a cross-country, but has an empty seat or two. Doesn’t it seem a waste not to fill a seat or two with someone needing a lift? Now, Edouard Kohler of AOPA-France, has come up with a way to match pilots with potential passengers–or other pilots wanting the experience. Kohler’s website gives you a way to see which willing pilots are going where, and lets prospective pilot/passengers sign up. It’s a new program, just launched a month ago, and Kohler is hopeful that more pilots and passengers will sign up for ride-sharing.
Sounds like a great way to spread the word about GA. We’ll see how the concept evolves over the coming year. And remember, this ride-sharing program is intended to be available in both the United States and Europe.