HYTE™ Hitch a Flight Anywhere
Hyte™ is a web and smartphone application that lets a user book a private airplane in under 30-seconds. Maybe you’re a lawyer or sales rep with clients in areas that major airlines don’t service. Oftentimes, your only option is to suck it up and make the tired trek out to your customer via automobile. Imagine cutting your time in 1/4 by leaving from your local airport and being back in time for your son’s little league baseball game.
Hyte™ is the ultimate option for individuals who value their time. Currently operating flights from the LA Basin, Hyte™ is preparing to become the most ubiquitous private air travel service on the globe. Whether in Johannesburg or Los Angeles, clients can expect the same excellent level of service and safety. Look out above, because Hyte™ will soon be available in a city near you!
Hyte was an idea originally seeded when JB Adkins was in his senior year of high school. JB had recently earned his pilot’s license and was brainstorming creative ways to build flight time and experience. He printed up some flyers and began offering to fly his classmates to their spring and summer vacation destinations relatively cheaply, with up to 3 people. It was a hit…until he found out the FAA didn’t approve of his small time creative hustle (illegal).
Almost 7 years after JB Adkin’s high school hustle, the idea began resurfacing, inspired by collaborative consumption, the sharing economy, and end users’ now openness to new, disruptive services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. JB posted an ad on craigslist to vet the idea, asking if people would be open to flying in a small airplane (legally) to destinations such as Vegas and Palm Springs. A couple hours after posting, he was inundated with responses. The concept cleared over 5k in just 2 days. JB decided to begin building an easy to use reservation system/software and officially incorporated the company in September 2014.
Hyte is currently in the seed/business and product development stage and is seeking capital to build out its mature version of the simple and easy to use booking application, and eventual smartphone (iOS) app. Presently, Hyte operates out of the LA basin and is actively looking to establish a consistent presence in surrounding regions .