[Video] Regulating Planesharing: Flytenow and the FAA

Flytenow, founded by Alan Guichard and Matt Voska, was a ridesharing platform for small planes. Hailed as the “Uber of the Sky,” Flytenow aimed to serve as an online bulletin board to connect pilots of small planes with those willing to offset the pilots’ costs. However, the FAA deemed the online nature of Flytenow to be impermissible and Flytenow was unable to take flight. Learn the story of Flytenow in this Fourth Branch video.

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Related Links:

Deep Dive Podcast: “‘Uber of the Sky’: The Story of Flytenow”

Deep Dive Podcast: “Can Government Regulation Keep Pace with Emerging Technology?”

Flytenow Blog

Alan Guichard

CFO and Co-Founder

Flytenow, Inc.


Christopher Koopman

Senior Director of Strategy and Research

Center for Growth and Opportunity


Gregory S. McNeal

Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University

Co-Founder, AirMap


Jon Riches

Director of National Litigation

Goldwater Institute


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