Some weeks ago, I was researching the world of sports aviation. I love flying, so I was wondering whether there is an Airbnb of
Guess what? There is one and it’s called Wingly.io
So I went on in my research to find out a little more about it. I wasn’t yet able to try it [but I will soon], because of the lack of time and because I am waiting for a great sunny [spring] day with great visibility to do so. However, my research did produce some results. Indeed, I have managed to get on the phone with one of the co-founders of Wingly.io, his name is Bertrand Joan-Cornu (picture below).
In my view a very interesting start-up that has already received approximately 2.5 million in funding. There have been many companies that have tried to do this in the yachting/boating industry see this article.
However, until a few weeks ago I wasn’t aware of one doing it for
I personally find it a great idea and I look forward to
How much does it actually cost?
It really depends on what flying experience you are choosing. Starting from £60 upwards to £250 or so. Basically, the offers published on Wingly.io
Wingly.io in numbers
I was very impressed with the numbers that the Wingly.io co-founder, Bertrand was telling me
There are indeed an estimated 300,000 registered PPL (private pilot licences in Europe)
5% (approx) are plane owners
and Wingly.io has about 15,000 registered pilots on their platform so there will be no shortage of opportunities to fly.
About 40% of the Wingly.io registered pilots are in France 50% in Germany and 10% (growing) in the United Kingdom. It seems like the U.K. is the last on the list but 1500 pilots are still quite a bit of people that can offer you a great flight. Happy flying. If you try it let us know in the comments, I certainly will update this post once I do my first flight experience with Wingly.io