Carpooling Move Over... Here Comes SkyPool
is a place in cyber space to make a connection between a pilot
flying somewhere and the general public. Someone who may be interested in going
along and gladly sharing the cost of the trip. SkyPool
, just like
its land based cousin, carpooling, is a system for people to connect up for plane ride/cost
sharing opportunities that is provided by this site at no charge.
We (this site) don't charge to help in making the connection, but
Pilots anticipate sharing the cost of their flight with riders.
IF YOU ARE A PILOT?
Pilots, of any skill level and with any flight certification. If you are planning a flight
somewhere in the future, come in to SkyPool
, tell us who you are and start filing flight plans for as many flights as you wish.
IF YOU ARE AMONG THE RIDE SHARING PUBLIC
If you are interested in flying along in some pilot's extra empty seat(s),
the flight plans here on our system. If you find one that fits your interest, then contact the pilot
and set up a time and place to meet. You, as the ride/cost sharing public, must recognize,
that the normal flight orginating from a SkyPool
connection, IS NOT
commercial passenger service. With this form of flying, the ride/cost sharing public must
acknowledge, be fully aware of and be generally comfortable with the fact that . . .
the RIDE SHARING PASSENGER IS NOT
a customer and, as such, is not accorded
any rights or expectations normally associated with passenger or customer type relationships.
You would be a cost sharing flier and
are only accorded the rights normally associated with dealing with other people such as respect,
courtesy and fair dealing. Again, with the normal SkyPool
a business/customer relationship.
The Pilot Options
.. Our registered pilots have 2 options.
- They can search through rider "Watch Agent". If a match if found where a rider
has expressed and interest in sharing costs from/to where the pilot is interested
in flying, both are notified via email with each other's contact information.
- They can file a "Flight Plan" for upcoming trips. Once filed, the plan is compared
in realtime against Rider's Watch Agents. If an Watch Agent is found that
closely matching the new flight plan, the pilot and rider are notified via email of
a possible match with each other's contact information. The rest is up to them.
The Rider Options
.. Our registered cost sharing riders have 3 options.
- They can search through existing flight plans to see if any pilot is planning a
flight where they want to fly to .. or...
- They can post a "Watch Agent" containing information where they would be willing to
fly and share costs. Once filed, the new "Watch Agent" is compared against all existing
flight plans to see if any match, if found, both pilot and rider are notified via email
of a possible match with each other's contact information. The rest is up to them.
.. or ..
- The new "Watch Agent" just sits there and all new flight plans are compared to it.
(See 'Pilot Options' above)