October 14, 2008

MyTransponder the Social Network for Aviators

MyTransponder.jpgIn 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 at October 14, 2008 8:46 PM

Hi there,

I'd heard about mytransponder while listening to one of my subscribed podcasts and then came online to look for more info about the site and since it currently seems to be offline, I found your blog. If you're handing out invites I'd be grateful to get one. I'm an aviation enthusiast as well as working in the aerospace industry.


Posted by: Kevin at October 15, 2008 3:20 PM | Reply

I guess my post drove so much traffic it killed the myTransponder servers, sorry about that Rod. 8-)

Kevin - once the site is back up I will send you an invite.

Posted by: Todd at October 15, 2008 3:25 PM | Reply

I am a pilot currently training for my Instrument rating before I start working towards my commercial ticket.

I just read your post about myTransponder.com and find it to be exciting news. If you have some invites to hand out, I would be very grateful to receive one.

Thank you

Posted by: Axel at October 16, 2008 10:55 AM | Reply

I'd like to attend that fly-out. Sounds like fun.

Posted by: John at October 16, 2008 11:01 AM | Reply

Thank you for the myTransponder invitation. I appreciate that, and I am looking forward to start socializing in the community... :)

Posted by: Axel at October 16, 2008 6:48 PM | Reply

If you can pass out another myTransponder invite, I would appreciate one.



Posted by: Tony at October 19, 2008 6:17 PM | Reply

I would be glad to receive one.

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