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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!

To grow our business, we are looking to add talent to our team!


Immediate Opening: Part 135 Full-Time Chief Pilot and Contract Line Pilot Positions, both SIC and Captain with our sister company, North Central Air Charter (NCAC). NCAC is a reliable and experienced private jet, turboprop, and piston charter operator based at the DuPage Airport.

Chief Pilot - The ideal candidate will have the potential to grow personally and professionally within an experienced successful company in an entrepreneurial environment. As an NCAC Chief Pilot, responsibilities include pilot services in our Citation, Pilatus and Cirrus aircraft, maintaining the fleet and crew schedules, ensuring adherence to all FAA Part 135 compliance requirements, assisting in the development of standards, preparing quotes, and negotiating and coordinating flight logistics needs while ensuring all operations are conducted in a compliant, professional, and timely manner.

Citation Ultra First Officer, Pilatus PC-12 Captain, Cirrus SR22T Captain Positions -
The ideal candidate will have the potential to grow personally and professionally within an experienced successful company in an entrepreneurial environment. As an pilot with NCAC, you will be responsible for helping to privde our customers with excellent customer service and a custom flight experience from departure to return. 1500 hours total time and aircraft specific type ratings preferred. Local, national and international travel required.

To Apply for a position with North Central Air Charter, please submit resume with cover letter by Email today!

We're Hiring - CFIs and CFIIs - 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.


The Cirrus SR22T G6 is here!


This is THE Cirrus SR22T G6, N833JR, that you have all read about in Flying Magazine and in Plane&Pilot Magazine. As a club member - this plane is yours to enjoy!

Check out this inspiring You Tube video that Cirrus has put together featuring the capabilities and advanced avionics in the new G6.
Call 630.584.6462 for information or email info@flytea.com.

Leaseback Opportunity for a new Cirrus SR20 with Travel Express Aviation


We are looking to add a new Cirrus SR20 to our fleet to meet the demands of our rental and charter business. With a leaseback, TEA will manage and hangar the airplane for you providing insurance, maintenance, instruction and pilot services. A leaseback with TEA also helps to cover the cost of ownership and provides 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 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. TEAM is an Authorized Cirrus and Lycoming Service Centers. Call Travel Express Aviation Maintenance at 630.584.2677 for aditional information or to schedule.

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!

Purchase TEA Logo Apparel and Accessories Online

We are thrilled to be able to provide a quick and easy way for you to purchase TEA logo merchandise online and direct from our supplier. You will find items such as polo shirts, button downs, hats, tshirts, blankets and more, all with the logo of your favorite flying club!

To order, please go to Our Online Store. Please note that orders are placed directly with our vendor and their payment terms and policies apply.