Frequently Asked Questions

What does KinectAir do, why do we do it?

We move people where they want to be, when they want to be there. Currently brokering flights from our trusted operator network, while working on our own FAA approved Part 135 air taxi certificate.

How does KinectAir do it?

KinectAir is bringing new customers to a new market. It may seem niche, but is the start of truly democratizing air travel. We’re not trying to pull current private jet owners and charter flyers from the way they fly now. KinectAir is finally opening up private/semi-private air transportation for people that can’t travel private jet by removing the barriers and huge subscription fees while operating class-leading, efficient planes now. KinectAir is poising to leverage next-gen electric/hybrid personal air vehicles with our developing dispatching system in the near future.

What is “Part 135”, why does it matter?

“Part 135” is a DOT/FAA code/regulation set that governs charter and air taxi operators. Not unlike air carrier regulations (Part 121) that all regional and major airlines abide by, part 135 is a strict code developed over the last several generations of flying with the explicit purpose of keeping travelers safe. When flying on a KinectAir flight you’re assured to be flown on a safe plane, with safe and legal pilots, mechanics, operating procedures, and ground crews supporting your travel. There is no grey area in how we get you where you want to be.

There are a few organizations with platforms/apps that offer “private” flights on planes flown by commercial certified pilots. Some of the services have been successful, but they’re starting to be shut down by the FAA. They’ve been operating in a legal grey zone/loop-hole. One that technically puts the very important onus of “operational control” on the YOU, the passenger. This is one way people get into circumstances that are dangerous and much less regulated, flying on aircraft and with pilots that have very little oversight.

On-Demand Trip Request

Important Information

  • Aircraft live in Hillsboro, OR, Renton, WA and  Spokane, WA. 
  • We serve flights departing within 100 miles of the aircraft’s home. 
  • We broker flights on the Pilatus PC-12
  • Maximum 8 passengers with limited luggage.
  • Maximum 6 passengers with ski gear or other large items.
  • Requests made on a short timeline are subject to availability.
  • Please provide a phone number for short timeline flight requests.

– Conor Whitehead, Director of Aviation Operations