What’s the Flyboy platform?
Flyboy connects the pilots having empty places and wanting to share the costs with passengers wanting to fly the same routes.
Where to fly?
You can fly anywhere! The good news is that only in Hungary, there are more than 100 operating airfields. However, this activity can only be continued by private pilots with small aircrafts; the advantage is the shorter distance ignored by national or international airlines.
How can I join the Flyboy community?
Register for free and join the pilots’ community.
Is Flyboy a competitor among the traditional airlines?
No, the flight with common burdens does not equal to the normal public transport.
May a private pilot share his/her costs with the passengers?
Yes, since January 2014, this act is harmonised by the decree 379/2014 / EK for Europe:
“Deviating from paragraphs (1) and (6) of Article 5, the following, not complex vehicles can be operated according to Annex VII: a) shared-cost flights operated by private persons on the condition that the direct costs will be shared among all passengers of the flight including the pilot and the number of passengers sharing the direct costs does not exceed six.
Furthermore, EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) has published a study stating the pilot and passenger codex for this activity. (To be found in a separate menu item)
How can I find the competent pilot or flight option?
Having created your account and confirmed by Flyboy, you’ll will be allowed to publish an announcement visible for the passengers. The search engine of Flyboy enables the passengers to find the locations of departure/ arrival and the date of the flight required. In addition, the pilot’s profile shows the place where the passengers may contact you through a Flyboy letter. Finally, a “flight request” option is available to the passengers as well. Then, you can contact the passengers having sent flight requests through the Flyboy mail.
How can I reserve an available seat on an aircraft?
If you find the flight you need, you can put questions to the pilot „question / remark for the pilot” or you can request reservation for the pilot that can be accepted or refused by him/her. Ha megtalálja az Önt érdeklő járatot, kérdéseket tehet fel a pilóta számára a “kérdés / megjegyzés a pilóta felé”, vagy kérhet egy foglalási kérelmet a pilóta számára, melyet ő elfogadhat vagy elutasíthat.
The price/passenger rate must be independent of the real number of passengers.
Local fix price was chosen. In fact, this is what simplifies the Flyboy-search for the passengers. This is the method maximising the chance of finding passengers who will feel that they pay for a seat (as for the railway!).
For example: in case of a flight, where the estimated costs amount to HUF 40 000.- and if 3 passengers are needed, the price of one seat shall be maximum HUF 10 000.-. If only one passenger reserves seat, the price must not exceed HUF 10 000.- and the extra charges shall be born by the pilot.
Another important point is that the price specified in the advertisement is based on estimation of the flight costs.
Following the flight, knowing the exact expenses, if they deviate from the estimation, the share of the passengers shall be corrected. But the fees to be paid by the passenger may not exceed the ones published in the advertisement to avoid bad surprise.
May the pilot request higher price than announced on Flyboy ’s website?
No! As a pilot, you have accepted the platform’s conditions with your registration, i. e. not to change the originally specified prices, if the costs exceed the calculated level. The pilot shall accurately estimate the costs involved. If the costs are lower than estimated, every passenger shall pay less.
The pilot accepts that amounts exceeding the primarily announced amount must not be charged even although the costs exceed the ones expected by the pilot. The estimation of the flight costs is the pilot’s responsibility.
May the pilot cancel my flight?
Yes, Flyboy is not an airways company, i. e. the flights can always be cancelled. The pilot is the sole commander on board; he can cancel or postpose the flight referring to weather or other conditions.
May I interrupt the flight?
Yes, you can withdraw any time not participating in the reserved flight.
Is it possible that the pilot refuses my participation in the flight?
Yes, the pilot is the sole commander on board and if he/she considers that you endanger safety of fail to obey the pilots instructions (safety, baggage weight), he/she may prevent you from boarding the aircraft.
Can I confirm that the pilot is a „good pilot”?
Yes, the cooperation system on the site enables every passenger having participated in the flight to express an opinion on a passenger or the pilot.
Is surely a good idea to choose a private aircraft?
Yes, all pilots who either lease or own aircraft, must have liability insurance extended to the passengers and third parties as well.