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OpenAirplane adds 100th rental locationOpenAirplane adds 100th rental location

OpenAirplane, the free-to-join service that lets renter pilots check out once and then fly from multiple locations, passed a milestone with its network growing to include 100 locations, said organization co-founder Rod Rakic.

OpenAirplane offers pilots a universal checkout after which they can rent the same model of aircraft from multiple participating locations.

OpenAirplane’s renter base is now 14,000 pilots strong, and the organization connects them to 364 aircraft available for rent across the country. New locations continue to be added to the network “with no signs of slowing down,” Rakic said in an email to AOPA.

OpenAirplane was launched in 2012 as a service that offers pilots a “universal checkout” after which they can rent the same model of aircraft from multiple participating locations. The service makes it easier for pilots to fly, and helps fixed-base operators and flight schools easily verify a pilot’s credentials, according to OpenAirplane’s website.

In September 2015, OpenAirplane passed the 10,000-member mark, with more than 58 percent of those pilots based at airports within 25 miles of where an aircraft is available to rent through the organization, Rakic announced at that time.

Topics: Pilots, Aircraft, Travel

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