The pilots at Sun Aero Helicopters Inc. have been training pupils in the autogiro arts and transporting clients through the skies since 1991. Inside their base at Lansing Municipal Airport, aviators maintain a 12,000-square-foot hangar area and 3,000 square feet of training offices and high-speed computerized flight-planning facilities. Expert pilots impart their knowledge to up-and-coming FBI agents, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and leisure pilots during one-on-one training sessions in Robinson and Bell copters. Pilots also give landlubbers a skyscraper's view of Chicago's landmarks, such as US Cellular Field, the John Hancock building, and the Sears/Willis Tower. When they aren't transporting rally drivers, golfers, and famous wiffle ball players with private charter services, Sun Aero serves national media companies with aerial photography and land surveys.
Chartered flight company MidWest Air Link offers quick and efficient air travel throughout the Midwest with planes that seat up to 5. Each person is allowed to bring a 25 pound bag, and unlike scheduling a trip with a commercial airline, customers set their flight times and dates to skip waiting in long lines at the airport. MidWest Air Link’s experienced pilots helm the fleet of Beechcraft Baron 58s, known as the “town cars of the sky” thanks to their comfortable accommodations. The company currently charters flights out of Chicagoland, Valparaiso, and Indianapolis airports.
Travel days always seem to stretch to unbearable lengths, complicated by early wakeup calls, last-minute packing, and gridlocked traffic streaming in and out of the airport. The staff at Airways Parking work to smooth out one facet of these hassle-filled journeys, offering convenient self and valet parking at a lot located only a three-minute shuttle ride from Midway Airport. Staffers remain onsite 24 hours a day, manning the fenced-in, well-lit lot to repel sketchy characters and guide clients to the free, on-demand shuttle. While drivers are away, they can ensure cars look street-ready upon their return with a hand wash from one of the lot’s experienced staff members. Cars can safely pass short- and long-term stints, and the optional valet parking service ensures that their returning drivers are greeted by prechilled AC in the summer and snowman-free interiors in the winter.
At Midway EZ Parking, travelers stow their sedan before a big journey then shuttle over to their terminal in five to seven minutes. Staff members schlep luggage to and from the free shuttle bus while cars await their owners’ return in a secure indoor or outdoor lot. Travelers can make reservations online, and treat their vehicle to a full service car wash while they’re away. Staff members also take the time to do the little things for your car, such as cleaning snow off the hood during a storm and fluffing their steel wool pillows before bedtime each night.
Park Ride & Fly USA's car caretakers protect vacationing cars within 24-hour, well-lit parking lots near airports in more than 30 states. After dropping off their automobiles, customers can transport themselves and their luggage to the airport aboard one of the company’s complimentary shuttles or human-size hamster balls. While away, patrons rest easy knowing that their steel steeds are safe within fenced lots that are monitored by 24-hour surveillance. At many locations, shuttles also swing by the terminal to pick up returning travelers and reunite them with their respective vehicles, which are first freed of cloud-based artillery, including snow or recently rained molasses.