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DuPage Airport - KDPA

Travel Express News

Thanks for stopping by to visit Travel Express Aviation! There is always something exciting going on here at TEA between the planes flying in and out, students earning a new rating, airplanes coming in for maintenance, and our pilots stopping by just to say hi and grab a cup of coffee! Read on to learn more about recent happenings and please "Like" us on Facebook where we share more of our social side!

8-Week Private Pilot Ground School - Classes beginning January 21st and March 25th

During this 8 week session that meets once per week for 2 hours at a time, you will Prepare for your Private Pilot Knowledge Exam in a fun and fast paced group environment. You will learn about everything from basic aerodynamics to cross country flight planning. Already have your Private Pilot rating? This a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge of the basics and to make sure you are up to speed with the current regulations. You do not have to be a club member to attend this course. Call 630.584.6462 for more information.

Note: Registration for the session beginning January 21st is closed. Registration open for class beginning March 25th.

We're Hiring - CFI, CFII and CSIP - When You Fly Every Day, It's Not Work!

Opportunities to Teach and Fly in the Pipers, Cirrus, Pilatus and Citation:

Entry Level Flight Instructor - Travel Express Aviation is looking for a CFI who exhibits professionalism and will be capable of working independently as well as part of a team. Payment is hourly with opportunities for Daily Pilot Service trips. This is a good opportunity to get a foot in the door with a company that operates everything from Single Engine Warriors to Jet Engine Citations.

Advanced Flight Instructor - Must be experienced, professional in nature and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be able to travel - multi day trips are common. Experience in the Piper Archer is a must. Twin engine Piper Aztec and Cirrus Certification not required but preferred as is the CFII rating. Payment is hourly with the opportunities for daily pilot services. Those that excel will have the opportunity to move into more advanced aircraft.
If you are interested in working with Travel Express Aviation, please Email resume with cover letter to TEA. Phone calls will not be accepted and please, no walk ins.


Leaseback Opportunity for Cirrus SR20 and SR22 with Travel Express Aviation


We are looking to add a few Cirrus to our fleet to meet the demands of our rental and charter businesses. A leaseback with Travel Express Aviation allows you to enjoy the freedoms that come with owning an airple while we expertly handle the management tasks such as hangar, insurance and maintenance. A leaseback with TEA also generates rental revenue which will help to cover the cost of ownership and can provide certain tax advantages. Please call 630.584.6462 for or email info@flytea.com and we will be happy to share with you the benefits of a aircraft ownership partnered with TEA!

Private Jet, Pilatus and Cirrus On Demand Air Charter Services via our Sister Company, North Central Air Charter!

The airlines are great but oftentimes charter is better! With private air charter, you can fly into airports more conveniently located in relation to your final destination and you can avoid the crowds at the major airport terminals by flying in and out of private FBOs throughout the country. North Central Air Charter, NCAC, (FAA Air Carrier Certificate Number T77A675I) is operating the Cirrus SR22T, The Pilatus PC-12 and the itation Ultra Jet (CJ). Our Professionally trained crews are licensed by the FAA, highly trained and highly experienced. All are customer service oriented and many have military and significant civilian experience. Our aircraft are top-notch, maintained to an impeccable standard of aesthetics and safety. NCAC is located at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago, IL, but no worries if you are not local to the Chicagoland area, North Central Air Charter will come to an airport near you!

On a nostalgic note, you might recognize our logo, similar to "Herman the Duck" used by the late, great North Central Airlines as far back as the 1940's. North Central Airlines is no longer, but we give a nod to a great piece of aviation heritage with our use of a new, modern version of "Herman" every day.

For information and to book a charter trip, please call 630.584.6462

On Site Maintenance Available for Piston, Turbine, Jet and Radial Engine Aircraft

The best aviation service center of the field here at KDPA! We are Part 135 Capable and enforce a current and active drug detection program. We have Director of Maintenance experience and meet all DuPage Airport Authority Insurance Standards for work on piston, turbo prop, and turbojet aircraft. Travel Express Aviation Maintenance, TEAM, is an Authorized Cirrus and Lycoming Service Center.

Earn your CFI at TEA in the Piper Archer and Arrow!

As a certified flight instructor, you will be able to follow your passion and get paid for it along the way! With a dedicated training schedule, you can achieve this rating in as little as 2 to 3 months! Call 630.584.6462 - we will be happy to talk with you about your aviation career goals and to show you how to get started!