I started this website as one answer to the high cost of flying. The clear solution for me is a partnership. Since my search on the web came up empty I figured it was time to start a site where potential owners could meet. Where they could join their monetary forces and conquer the prohibitive cost of flying.
I grew up around aviation, I was probably 4 years old when I first watched my Dad crop dust the wheat fields in Eastern Washington and from that day on I was hooked on aviation. Dad retired as a Senior Captain with Delta Airlines. I took his advice and took classes in computer science so I could find work if I was ever furloughed from my airline.
As a new hire pilot with a computer science background I found a need for automation in the Airline scheduling so I started a software company that currently works with 7 major airlines and over 20,000 crewmembers. As we developed scheduling, notification and pilot to pilot communication for Airline crewmembers I began to see a need for the same type of automation for my aircraft partnerships.
Currently I own 3 different aircraft. My Citabria which the I fly just to see the sites and log some good old Stick and rudder aerobatics, a Twin Bonanza that we load up for Hunting and Fishing Trips and a very Nice Piper Navajo. Flying and Maintaining the Twin bonanza and Navajo under an aircraftpartnership allow me to fly these wonderful aircraft at a reasonable cost. But more importantly, these airplanes are flown enough to keep them from wasting away. I have always believed the worst thing you can do with any aircraft is not to fly it and let it sit.
I hope we can help in your search for flying partners.