OurPlane is a Toronto company that manages fractional ownership for piston aircraft. They’ve been around for a couple of years, operating mostly in the East.
They will make a presentation at Palo Alto’s West Valley Flying Club on January 13 — next Saturday. Time as yet undetermined.
OurPlane’s fleet, at present, consists of new 172s, 182s, and 206s. However, in Canada, they also have one SR20 in the fleet.
For those of us waiting for our SR20/22 delivery and unhappy with rental junk, OurPlane might be a way to go. (Fractional ownership is a huge success for turbines and jets.) Buy-in ranges from $30-$60, depending on your needs. You can get your money back at any time. Kevin Moore and I recently heard the OurPlane pitch, and it sounds neat. The economics are compelling if you fly between 50 and 200 hours a year.
Moreover, if enough Cirri show interest, we might get OurPlane to add Cirrus to their mix. There’s no doubt Cessna puts pressure on OurPlane to be the exclusive supplier. On the other hand, it’s hard to ignore the built-in demand for Cirrus . . . especially in the Palo Alto area.