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Courtesy car finder shifts to webCourtesy car finder shifts to web

A mobile app created by AOPA member Glenn Brasch to help fellow pilots find wheels when they land is shifting to the web. Starting in December, Airport Courtesy Cars will be exclusively a web-based (and free) directory.

An AOPA member submitted this photo of a courtesy vehicle in Kansas.

The availability (or lack thereof) of crew cars can be a significant factor in making general aviation travel plans, and the mobile-device-based service became popular, with more than 13,000 users to date. Brasch, in a recent email to AOPA editors, noted that the mobile apps he created, particularly the Android version, prompted user complaints related to crashes and bugs.

“I took these complaints to heart, and spent months transferring the data to a web based format,” Brasch wrote. “The advantage was clear, no bugs or crashes, no permissions required and the ability for the site to work on any device.”

Users can bookmark the website for current and future use. The website includes instructions in addition to the courtesy car listings. The service, which is free to users, is supported by donations and advertising.

Topics: Travel

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