Airpooler – an Uber for plane rides – fucked up private pilots in the US flying people to destinations for the price of fuel (and so to get their hours) by asking the FAA for clarification of a 1964 rule.

The FAA clarification not only extends to ride sharing services, but also to the old fashion word of mouth / paper board note that has been in use pretty universally.

The FAA states that this kind of flying is commercial and for that you need to spend huge amounts of money on a commercial pilots license.

FAA Bans Planesharing Startups | TechCrunch.