https://www.flyblackbird.com https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/12/f...es-10-million-to-replace-driving-with-flying/ The /r/flying subreddit is becoming very active on this topic. https://goo.gl/tmg5VF And I just looked to see about a DTO to AUS trip.... For 3 people, only one aircraft type was available and that was a PA-28R-200, Piper Arrow. Cost? $1350 for the 3 folks. Website says "Make up to $75/hr flying on your schedule". So for that flight, one way is about 1.5 hours, meaning that if start and taxi + land and taxi time is included, the pilot makes maybe $325.00. No data yet on how aircraft costs are dealt with. From the app reviews, it appears that some flights might have occurred already. But it's difficult to tell if what is posted is fake reviews and spam or actual flights. One item from the FAQ submitted as an example of their "view" of things.... Who is operating my flight? Updated over a week ago You'll see all available flight times once you've selected a route and date. If a Part 135 charter operator is operating a flight, you'll see their name listed under the departure time, along with the aircraft being flown. Most shared flights, however, are flights created by BlackBird guests who are sharing their empty seats. These flights are flown by commercially rated pilots in FAA-regulated aircraft, all rented from a flight school or flying club. There are other items scattered in the site that hint at them being a booking agent for a legit 135 operation, since some trip requests might be matched up with JetSuiteX or similar operator. But Blackbird continues to promote connecting the requesting public with an aircraft and pilot outside of 135 ops. Let the poking of holes begin.