Making renting an airplane as easy as renting a car.
Inviting the best aircraft operators in the business to join our network.
WHAT WE DO
Making your rental aircraft more profitable.
We’ve built a platform to make it easy to find, book, fly, and pay for aircraft rental online or with a mobile device. We'll help you get
better utilization of your rental aircraft
. We help you offer your cutomers a superpower. The OpenAirplane
Universal Pilot Checkout
allows FBOs and Flight Schools around the country to easily verify a pilot's credentials. Our reputation system lets you know who the best customers are.
makes it easy for more great pilots to do business with you. We want you to be part of our network.
Together we can make general aviation work better.
Making your airplanes more profitable.
more renters | bigger community | easier to find
Airplanes that fly more generate more revenue and are ultimately less expensive to maintain. OpenAirplane was built from the ground up to help you put more hours on your rental aircraft.
96% of Pilots would fly more if renting was simpler.
51% of Pilots don't rent because they hate checkouts.
28% of Pilots told us it's too hard to find airplanes.
– Survey of US Pilots, September 2011
Now Pilots from everywhere can rent your aircraft without the hassle and the expense of a local checkout. You can make it easy for great pilots to be your customers. OpenAirplane makes it easy for pilots to find your rental aircraft from anywhere using a smartphone, a tablet, or desktop computer.
Checked out and ready to fly.
standardized | insurance compliant | a reputation to uphold
We've worked with your aviation insurance carrier to offer a
Universal Pilot Checkout
that everyone can live with. Our standardization / evaluation program is
approved by your insurance carrier
, resets the clock on the Pilot's FAA Flight Review, and earns them discounts on their required renter's insurance. Each time a pilot rents through OpenAirplane, they are asked to rate and review the Operator and the airplane they flew. Operators also
rate and review the pilot every time
they fly. Transparency like this keeps everyone at the top of their game.
You'll love the experience, and your customers will too.
better information | fewer phone calls | easier billing
Now you'll be able to help your customers skip the local checkout, and get to flying faster. OpenAirplane gives pilots
the information they need to fly with the confidence of a local
. Pilots will be able to review detailed information about your aircraft equipment and local procedures before they fly. Your scheduling system doesn't change. Instead of wasting time on phone calls, you'll receive specific requests to schedule a time and a tail number. As a bonus, say goodbye to those pesky credit card fees too.
Pilots are ready to fly
Hey what does 6,000+ pilots who have signed up look like?
Here's the deal
FREE to LIST
We keep just 10% of the revenue.
*you'll always choose how much to charge Pilots with OpenAirplane. We pay the credit card processing fees. Your margins stay intact.
Together we can deliver a better experience for customers.
Pilot finds the airplane they want.
No more frustrating Google searches and phone calls.
easy discovery | better information | simple booking
We've made finding an airplane to rent easy. Pilots can see rental pricing, equipment installed, local procedures, ratings and reviews of available aircraft using OpenAirplane. They make a request to schedule the bird by time and tail number.
You confirm the reservation.
Ding! You get requests by text message or email.
detailed Pilot profiles | ratings and reviews
You'll see the pilot's credentials, ratings and reviews, and confirm the reservation online. Tap. Tap. Done. There's no need to change whatever scheduling system you're already using. We make it easy to get back to the pilot online or on the phone if the plane isn't available or you've got more questions.
Pilot reviews your local procedures.
Everything they need to fly with the confidence of a local.
standardized briefing | better prepared Pilots
We'll work with you to capture all the local procedures that you're otherwise trying to teach during a checkout. Now Pilots get all the time they need to learn the information, before they fly.
You dispatch the plane.
The decision to dispatch your plane always stays with you.
less time | less hassle | happier customers
Pilots show up ready to fly. You greet them, hand them the keys, the clipboard, and then walk them out to the plane. Why hasn't it been this easy before?
Pilot flies. You get paid.
OpenAirplane handles the billing for you.
no card swipe | no credit card fees | better experience
Pilots enter the hobbs and tach times into OpenAirplane when they get back. We'll calculate the time, add any fees, and confirm the price. No more fighting with the credit card machine after a flight. We'll take care of the billing for you, and deposit the funds into your business bank acount. Even the credit card fees you've been paying are included. Pilots get out the door faster. Everybody wins.
You rate & review the pilot.
Pilots get more than a rating, they earn a reputation.
ratings | reviews | incentives
So most pilots are great, and they treat every airplane right. But if someone brings back the airplane late, leaves FOD in the cockpit, and bald spots a tire... ...well they won't get a very good rating now will they? Ratings and reviews are an incentive for everyone to do their best, which makes the experience better for all of us.
Let's do this.
We'll get in touch right away, make onboarding easy, and start sending great customers your way.
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