Recognizing the need to match under-utilized aircraft with aspiring pilots, Windy City Flyers opened its doors in 1991 as a flying club to further promote aviation in the Chicagoland area.  It quickly grew its fleet and eventually began offering instruction and rental on single and multi-engine piston aircraft.  Three years later, Windy City Charter was incorporated and began offering charter services to business and leisure travelers.

Today, the charter company does business as “Ventis Aviation” and the instruction, rental and membership club continues to flourish under the flagship name Windy City Flyers.  A majority of the success of the Windy City family is attributed to management’s visionary leadership and the ability to attract the region’s most talented and enthusiastic group of aviation professionals.