Having honed his aviation skills in helicopter cockpits for 45+ years, the head pilot at Midwestern Helicopter leads a team of FAA–certified pilots in performing helicopter tours, charters, and pilot instruction. They steer a fleet of three Robinson R-44s and two R-22s over cityscapes and country vistas with photographers, pollinators, surveyors, or sightseers onboard, continuing a crash- and speeding-ticket-free record begun with the company's inception four years ago. The flight team acquaints new flyers with immediate actual flight experience during introductory flights and helps students to achieve private, commercial, and flight-instructor certification during FAA courses. As authorized merchants of Robinson aircraft, they can also hawk helicopters or perform maintenance on various models inside heated hangars without having to first notify the aircraft's next of kin.
There are treasures beyond belief under the waves. All across the Midwest, lakes large and small contain pieces of history, from a moss-coated dump truck at the bottom of Haigh Quarry to the schooner Thomas Hume, which has been a home to the fish of Lake Michigan since 1891. With favorite wet spots from Missouri to Minnesota, the teachers at Chicagoland Scuba are privy to it all. Whether offering first-time divers certification classes, leading diving trips, or learning how fish like to be hugged, exploring the underwater life is second nature to these pros—something they hope rubs off on their students, too.
Cruising through all of the Chicagoland area, Executive Chauffeuring's fleet of luxurious rides takes passengers to their destinations in a fashionably punctual manner. Stretch out and relax in an eight-passenger limo ($110/hour), a Lincoln Town Car sedan ($55), a leather-seated luxury Ford Expedition SUV ($70), or an 11-seat custom-made Mercedes-Benz van ($90). Executive Chauffeuring's neatly groomed chauffeurs are trained to drive safely, exhibit special courtesy, and use magnetic manipulation to maneuver through traffic jams. Executive Chauffeuring keeps diligent tabs on all vehicles and drivers, ensuring that safety remains a top priority, just above reading picture books to street children. For school dances, bridal events, airport trips, and court dates, Executive Chauffeuring proudly assists anyone in need of a lift. Call ahead to schedule a stretched-out ride.
The professionally trained drivers at A1 American Limousine chauffer passengers in a fleet of fancy carriages, easing airport transit or spicing up special events. Luxury sedans whisk travelers to O'Hare or Midway from downtown ($65 to/from either airport) and suburban destinations, such as Oak Forest ($70 to/from either airport), Park Ridge ($40 to/from O'Hare; $60 to/from Midway), and Deerfield ($45 to/from O'Hare; $70 to/from Midway). To sooth stresses after long flights, clients can opt for shuttle service from either airport to a destination of their choosing. When patrons touchdown, car conductors will be waiting in terminals with signs showcasing the passenger's name and a sketch of what the driver imagines the customer to look like. Once the sign attracts the proper person, the chauffer will carry the client's cargo to the car, and motor off to the specified destination. Even though the prices listed are base prices, customers should call ahead for personalized rates.
Most Popular Service: Airport Luxury Sedan Transportation
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Lincoln MKS
Pro Tip: The best way to book is by email or text with your name, pickup address, and flight numbers.
ChiTown PartyBus’s four tiers of party transportation envelop guests in a private, mobile club as they make their way to bachelor parties, sporting events, or nights out on the town. Equipped with dance poles, the glow of disco lights, and a thumping stereo blasting CDs or iPod tunes of choice, buses plant the seeds for exciting evenings behind tinted windows that shield indoor escapades from nosy traffic cameras. Each bus’s plush, limo-style seating encourages guests to relax while their BYOB drinks chill in the onboard bar, which comes stocked with ice, cups, and napkins to lubricate the party experience.