October 14, 2008
MyTransponder the Social Network for Aviators
In August friend and fellow pilot Rod Rakic launched an online social community for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, myTransponder.com. The site is meant to be the place for pilots, aircrews, air traffic controllers, instructors and aviation enthusiasts to connect and share their passion for flying. The site is still in it's beta stage but there are already more than 500 pilots that have signed-up for an account and built their myTransponder profile. Several influential aviators have also joined the community including Max Trescott, Greg Brown, Tom Haines and Jason Miller to name a few.
I am excited about the prospects of myTransponder for a few reasons. First of all it has been a great way to meet several new pilots. Secondly it is a great place to get aviation advice or to talk about the next great aviation destination.
The site's tagline is "myTransponder makes aviation more social", trying to be true to that mantra I am now planning a Midwest fall fly-in to socialize in person with some fellow beta testers. We are targeting Saturday, November 1 with the following Saturday as a rain date. We plan to fly-in to Janesville, WI for breakfast or brunch at Kealy's Kafe.
Let me know if you are interested in joining us for this fly-in or if you would like an invite to the MyTransponder.com beta.Posted by Todd McClamroch at October 14, 2008 8:46 PM