OpenAirplane Rewards Pilots With New Referral Program

CHICAGO, IL September 18, 2014 – OpenAirplane launched a new service today to encourage pilots to fly more. The new feature rewards pilots who have rented using OpenAirplane for referring their friends to OpenAirplane with a $25 credit the first time another pilot they referred flies using OpenAirplane.

“We’ve found that pilots who have flown using OpenAirplane to be our very best advocates.” said Rod Rakic, co-founder at OpenAirplane, “We’ve built our referral program to get more pilots flying.”

Pilots who have rented with OpenAirplane automatically become eligible to refer their friends. Pilots can refer up to 5 of their friends by entering their email addresses. Any pilot who has not flown with OpenAirplane yet is eligible to help their friends earn credits.

The first time each of the pilots who were referred flies using OpenAirplane, whether it is a checkout or a rental, a $25 credit will be automatically added to the referring pilot’s account. Pilots can earn up to $125 in credit if all 5 of their friends start flying with OpenAirplane.

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Credits earned will automatically be applied the next time the referring pilot flies with OpenAirplane, reducing the cost of flying any checkout or rental.

OpenAirplane is now live at over 70 locations across the U.S., with the network offering everything from taildraggers to twins. Over 30 models and 250 aircraft are now available to rent with OpenAirplane. Over 8,000 pilots from around the U.S. now signed up to fly with OpenAirplane. OpenAirplane’s innovative reputation system brings transparency to both sides of the rental transaction for pilots and operators.

Pilots who want to get started flying with OpenAirplane can sign up for free at


About OpenAirplane

Established in May 2012 and based in Chicago, Illinois, OpenAirplane makes everyone’s pilot certificate more useful. The company offers a commerce platform for private aviation to make it easy to find, book, fly, and pay for aircraft rental online or a mobile device. OpenAirplane helps operators to get better utilization of their fleets, and helps pilots fly more.

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Rod Rakic, co-founder, OpenAirplane, inc.


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