The following is an example of ride sharing that the FAA illustrates as being acceptable. The Washington State West Sound Pilots Association is endeavoring to form a pilot’s on-line bulletin board type of access for aviation enthusiasts to share in flights. These flights could be proximate to the base airport, or trips of various lengths and distances. The group is designing an app that can be used by the members to post flight ideas for others to join in. The requirement under § 61.113(c) that there be nothing more than a pro-rata share of the expenses will be strictly followed. Are there any concerns that you, my fellow pilots foresee? Do you like the idea? Should it pass FAA scrutiny? Any & all feedback much appreciated from AOPA & AOPA-member visionaries! We'd love to see our little experiment proliferate, should it be permissible.
1: 22 A private pilot wants to post a note with the specific time and date she is traveling to Long Island on a fixed-base operator (FBO) bulletin board in order to carry two additional passengers in exchange for pro rata reimbursement of expenses under § 61.113(c). Such advertisement on a bulletin board may be acceptable, as long as it targets a limited and defined audience as discussed in paragraph 10.2.1 above.
Our group is meeting tonight (4/18/2020) and I'd like to be able to provide good guidance.
I'd love to toss some scenarios around with you. Call, text or email your availablity:
Ros Stovall (317) 502 1950. email@example.com.