Planning a road trip or weekend getaway? Skip the traffic and get there faster by using BlackBird to hop on a flight. Popular for short flights near San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tahoe, Palm Springs, NYC, East Hampton and more.

BlackBird makes flying more attractive than driving by unlocking access to small aircraft that can fly into thousands of local airports. BlackBird helps people fly over traffic by connecting them with planes, pilots, and charters - bringing true freedom of flight.

Download the app for a new way to fly.

BlackBird Air Inc. is not a direct air carrier or air operator and does not provide air transportation. BlackBird Air Inc. is an online marketplace and may act as an agent when facilitating flights. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for details.

What’s New

Version 6.0.4

More planes, more pilots, more flights!

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

The Grey Squirrrel ,

Outstanding convenience and affordability

This BlackBird thing is a game changer. Before I found this app and this company, I had come to see air travel as something equally annoying as driving. In traditional passenger aviation, you can never fly anywhere direct, and the baggage and security processes are a nightmare. With BlackBird, I fly where I want when I want FOR HOW MUCH I WANT!!! And the app couldn’t be easier. I feel like a rich person with my own private charter, except I often pay less than I would for a drive of the same length and definitely less than traditional air travel, plus the convenience is amazing. I live in the Bay Area and you know how bad driving is if you’re trying to get away for the weekend. Anyway, this company and this app have changed my life and I couldn’t say enough good things. Enjoy the ride people!

gimmemorba ,

Amazing Flight Experience!!!

I took a flight from San Carlos to Palm Springs on a Saturday morning and it was the best decision I ever made. No lines, no hassle, no checking in, just a really pleasant experience and a luxurious one at that. It was an 8 seater plane and a very smooth ride with amazing views. The pilot made us feel safe and made us feel like true valued customers.

The app was easy to use and support checked in with me along the way. I felt really taken care of. I think they upgraded the app because it looks absolutely beautiful as well.

This was a once in a life time experience I highly suggest. The price point was just right and worth every penny. I can’t wait for my next blackbird flight :)

Awesome technology ,

Your Pilot will be under investigation by the FAA for breaking the law.

It is perfectly legal for you to use the app and lease an airplane. The moment a pilot not certified accepts money for the ride, he or she is breaking the law. Good news for you who lease the plane, you’ll probably only be mixed up in an FAA enforcement action against the pilot, which shouldn’t take up more than a few years of your time.

“In sum, the FAA has concluded that pilots' use of the Black:Bird platform constitutes "holding out" and participating pilots are engaged in common carriage. Because these operations are subject to part 119 certification, a pilot who holds an airline transport pilot or commercial pilot certificate must obtain and hold a certificate issued under part 135 or the pilot must be employed by a company operating the flight that is certificated under part 119.”

The above information is now officially the FAA’s legal opinion which in layman’s terms means, “Pilots flying these flights are doing so illegally and the FAA can investigate the issue.” “Investigate” in FAA speak is, “the Pilot most likely begins with surrendering their pilot Certification”.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your interest and concern regarding BlackBird! We actually only work with FAA-certified Part 135 operators for charter. If you have any additional questions, please send us a message at


Blackbird Air Inc
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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