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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SteveMann, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. SteveMann

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    Flytenow, a start-up business that uses the Internet to connect private pilots with passengers wishing to share travel plans and flight expenses, sued the FAA for shutting the website down.
    Cost-sharing with private pilots and passengers has been allowed by the FAA since the 1960s. Pilots previously found people to cost-share with by word of mouth, phone, posting notes on bulletin boards in airports, by email, and various other means. But the FAA says that using a website is "holding out" and it therefore makes Flytenow a commercial operator.

    The quote above is from their lawyer.
     
  2. Meta4

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    Wilbur and Orville would have had to stay on the ground if they had to get approval from the FAA.