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Old 20.10.2017, 16:53
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Wingly - flight sharing

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I patiently explained the concept to my wife and she continued to look blank, why would you want to hitch a ride in a small, noisy airplane??

Exactly, its brilliant especially when you're learning to fly yourself.

There are private pilots offering rides all over Europe, some of them excursions and others round trips to neighbouring countries. The concept is that you share in some of the costs of the flight (since a Private Pilot's Licence doesn't allow you to carry passengers for profit).

I've just booked a seat on a Piper Arrow sightseeing flight of Southern Germany with a guy who just passed in May

Here is a nice looking ride with a more experienced pilot out of Birrfeld (ZH)
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Old 20.10.2017, 17:14
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Re: Wingly - flight sharing

sign me up for this one:


https://de.wingly.io/index.php?page=...&flight=210972

what a spectacular idea.
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Old 20.10.2017, 17:19
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Re: Wingly - flight sharing

Yep, that sounds cool. How much does a king-size pack of Dramamine cost these days?

Passed in May? Castro, take a parachute-jump-lesson before, I would miss your fwp.
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Old 20.10.2017, 17:21
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Re: Wingly - flight sharing

Think it's a great idea.

Took several really reasonably priced / in-fact cheap small seater plane, sea-plane and helicopter flights over Vancouver Island this year as part of a "this might be my last trip" experience, and wondered why that's not possible here.

Have flown also a few times in a twin-piper from Zrich to Ticino for dinner with a learning airline pilot that I possibly should have held onto in my early years here ;-).

It's an amazing experience to fly over the Alps on a good day in a small plane (especially when you have the control stick between taking-off and landing). Completely different to commercial flying.
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Re: Wingly - flight sharing

Isn't this happening for ages already, I had a co-worker 20 years ago who did this to finance his own airtime.
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Old 21.10.2017, 11:32
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Yes. But apparently there is now 'an app for it'.

I had friends who used to charter private flights from Paris to their home city because they had 4 kids and it ended up cheaper, quicker and more convenient than flying commercial as they used smaller airports and commercial airlines couldn't get there without changes etc.

I also think they were a bit pretentious as well.

The concept here is a bit different. But it looks fun for those who aren't frightened to death of the whole concept.

60E to take and air tour of Paris would be an amazing excursion.
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There are private pilots offering rides all over Europe, some of them excursions and others round trips to neighbouring countries.
I understand that the partner app Submarinely hasn't got off to quite such a successful start...
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Especially in Sweden.
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So when's your flight, Castro?
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Re: Wingly - flight sharing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgfG2DfPB6I&t=2m16s

Flying over the Alps with a newbie pilot in a general aviation low budget airplane because "maybe it is the last time I have such a chance" - I'll leave until I'll be ready to part with my life without a regret :-)
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Old 27.10.2017, 09:08
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The 11th November, I figure it will give me time to get my affairs in order
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Re: Wingly - flight sharing

Ive started dropping hints to OH that I wouldn't mind experiencing 5+ Gs on my bday.
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Old 27.10.2017, 09:18
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You might need to be more specific
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Old 27.10.2017, 09:31
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ha, I took her on the big carousel/swing ride at the Badenfahrt Chilbi and she almost puked. I told her 'just wait 'till europapark!'

I might have to drag her there, though.
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ha, I took her on the big carousel/swing ride at the Badenfahrt Chilbi and she almost puked. I told her 'just wait 'till europapark!'

I might have to drag her there, though.
Wait to see if Castro is still posting on Nov 12th. Depending on the height, your impact may well be more than 5G.
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Old 27.10.2017, 10:30
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Here is a nice looking ride with a more experienced pilot out of Birrfeld (ZH)
Is this the same Birrfeld that is located in Aargau?
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Re: Wingly - flight sharing

Awesome think I might have to try this in November as well..Matterhorn rundflug looks tempting
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Well I'm a student PPL myself so I'm pretty sure I won't just be a quivering bucket of jelly if we get into difficulty. I've already printed the checklist for a Piper Arrow and the approach plates for Freiburg airfield (just in case )
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Re: Wingly - flight sharing

one flight goes to a client meeting I have soon..hhmm wonder if I can expense it as its cheaper then swiss
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Well I'm a student PPL myself so I'm pretty sure I won't just be a quivering bucket of jelly if we get into difficulty. I've already printed the checklist for a Piper Arrow and the approach plates for Freiburg airfield (just in case )
Prepare to abort the plans if the weather is anything but perfect and have enough fuel to circle until you're nicely aligned with the landing strip :-)
http://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-f...to-final-turn/
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