Discover the freedom of flight

Fly to thousands of local airports for less

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Get paired with a pilot going your way

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CITY
TO
CITY
HITCH

Ride along with a private pilot

Choose a destination. We’ll do the rest.

Share a plane with the next Blackbird-approved pilot headed your way. Ideal when your schedule is more flexible than your budget.

Fly for as little as $50

Split the cost of the flight with your pilot.

Name your destination

Fly into local airports, putting you closer to your final destination.

Handpick your pilot

Get to know the Blackbird-approved pilot you get matched with, before taking flight.

"Our pilot was professional, friendly, instructive, and provided great communication between flights. Overall tremendous experience from planning - takeoff - landing.
Kurt R.
"Fantastic. From the very beginning of the Blackbird experience all the way to the end, exceptionally easy and smooth. This was more than just a ride/flight. It was waaaaaay cooler. Thanks!"
JR
"David was fantastic, I had a great flight with an excellent, friendly pilot! We even got a chance to do a mini-tour of LA on our way back. The service from Blackbird is also excellent, it was a first experience with Hitch and definitely not the last one. I highly recommend the service.
Julien C
"It was amazing! End-to-end, perfect experience. Thank you for everything, Blackbird!"
Elliot D.
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HITCH

Your flight, your call

With Blackbird, you’re always in control. Once we match you with a pilot, you’ll review their credentials and the flight details before confirming your flight.

HITCH

Safety first

Your safety is our top priority. Every pilot and plane is Blackbird-approved, which means they’ve passed our safety check.

Experts only

Each pilot has a commercial rating or instrument rating with 350 hours or more of flight experience.

Background checked

We regularly run third-party background checks on pilots.

Medically fit

To be cleared for flight, pilots pass an FAA-supervised medical check.

Local leaders

Pilots are community leaders, with a deep understanding of their local airports.

Perfect planes

Blackbird customers only fly on planes that have been recently inspected.

HITCH

Meet the crew

If they didn’t enjoy the flexibility of private aviation so much, Blackbird pilots would fly commercially. After decades of experience in the sky, our pilots are committed to sharing the freedom of flight.

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"On my first tour in Iraq, I flew Black Hawk helicopters.  My love for aviation grew, and I eventually bought a Piper Cherokee.  When I’m not using Blackbird Hitch on my flights, I use my plane to support Vets With Wings, the charity I started."

Adam Sabourin, Visalia, CA
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Secure a seat on a scheduled flight

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Treat yourself to efficient air travel

Take off without standing in line.

Book a seat on a scheduled flight. Enjoy having a professional pilot and luxury plane, without the hassle of a commercial airline.

Show up 15 minutes early

Skip the usual lines, so you can get airborne in minutes.

Ride in first-class cabins

Experience the luxury SUVs of the skies, like the Pilatus PC-12, with an interior by BMW.

Arrive rejuvenated

Sit back. We’ll handle everything between booking and your final destination.

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Tap into Blackbird — America’s largest network of private flights

Fly easy with guaranteed seats and reliable schedules.

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Safety first

Your safety is our top priority. Every pilot and plane is Blackbird-approved, which means they’ve passed our own gold-standard safety check.

Commercial pilots

You always fly with an FAA-licensed professional.

Premium partners

Our charter operators are world-renowned, with impeccable safety records.

Business-class planes

Blackbird customers only fly on luxury planes that have been recently inspected.

Local leaders

These pilots are community leaders, with a deep understanding of their local airports.

RESERVE

Stay in good company

From the pilots to our charter partners, Blackbird only works with the best. You can always count on impeccable service, sky-high safety standards, and unrivaled local knowledge.

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Instantly book a private plane for less

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CHARTER

Fly on your terms

Book your own private plane.

Make the flight as memorable as the destination. Travel in a private plane to get more friends there for less.

Know your price

Understand exactly what you’ll pay and how it’s calculated.

Book instantly

Secure your plane without waiting days just to get a quote.

Pay less, guaranteed

Know that with Blackbird, you always get the lowest possible price.

CHARTER

Pay per mile. It's that simple.

Blackbird offers first-of-its-kind per-mile pricing, so you know exactly what you’re paying.

DIAMOND

DA-62

6 seats. 1,479 Miles Range.
FROM $10 PER MILE
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
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PILATUS

PC-12

6-9 seats. 2,123 Miles Range.
FROM $17 per mile
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
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EMBRAER

PHENOM 300

6 seats. 2,268 Miles Range.
FROM $20 per mile
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
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BOMBARDIER

CHALLENGER 300

8-9 seats. 3,567 Miles Range.
FROM $31 per mile
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
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PILATUS

PC-12

6-9 seats. 2,123 Miles Range.
FROM $17 per mile
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
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CESSNA

CARAVAN AMPHIBIAN

9 seats. 1,232 Miles Range.
FROM $39 per mile
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
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BELL

206

4 seats. 430 Miles Range.
FROM $32 per mile
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
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EMBRAER

PHENOM 300

6 seats. 2,268 Miles Range.
FROM $21 per mile
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
BOOK CHARTER NOW
BOMBARDIER

CHALLENGER 300

8-9 seats. 3,567 Miles Range.
FROM $32 per mile
Rest assured with our best price guarantee.
We’ll beat any quote in a comparable aircraft.
BOOK CHARTER NOW
CHARTER

Safety first

Your safety is our top priority. The Pilatus PC-12 is among the safest planes in the industry, operated by the most reliable charter operators in the country.

Commercial pilots

You always fly with an FAA-licensed professional.

Premium partners

Our charter partners are world-renowned, with impeccable safety records.

Business-class planes

Blackbird customers only fly on luxury planes that have been recently inspected.

Local leaders

These pilots are community leaders, with a deep understanding of their local airports.

Blackbird Air is on a mission to bring everyone the freedom of flight.

Blackbird believes that the time we have is precious and we should make the most of every moment. Let’s encounter new experiences. Let’s get there our way. Let’s take to the skies — because by freeing ourselves from the road, we can see the world from a whole new perspective.