Charter a plane!
Better Living Aviation offers you the chance to get where you need to be efficiently and in style in our Cessna Citation Bravo jet, two Beechcraft King Air C90s or even our Cessna Skylane. Contact us for more information!
First Flight and Gift Certificates
A & M offers both Familiarization and Introductory Flights, where we take you up in an aircraft for the first time to show you what it's like with you at the controls, and Sightseeing Flights, where we'll fly you around the area showing you how wonderful it looks from the air! No need to imagine a nice evening flight watching the sunset, or a view of the Chicago skyline from the sky; you can experience them yourself.
We can tailor a flight packages for you! Whether you're interested in a scenic flight or flight instruction. If you want a classic plane like our Champ tail-dragger or even a high performance Cessna 182. Prices start as low as $152 an hour for an airplane! Please call to arrange an experience just for you or someone you want to treat! A perfect gift for a birthday, anniversary, or just because you love them!
A & M Aviation and the Illinois Aviation Museum have partnered to offer monthly. These seminars are free and Wings credit is provided for attendance. It is a great way to learn, share your experience, and meet others with a passion for aviation. The seminars are every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7PM–9PM at the Illinois Aviation Museum and notices go out via the FAA Wings program and posted on the A & M Aviation Facebook page. If you are not registered with Wings and do not get notices of seminar events, please check in with us just in case a seminar gets postponed. It rarely happens, but we don't want to inconvenience you.
Helicopter Hovering Adventure $300.00
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Experience the real feel of helicopter flying with a detailed, in-depth exposure to hovering a helicopter in 1 hour. Helicopter hovering takes your eye and hand coordination to a new level; you will experience using your feet, hands, and eyes to control the helicopter. Our certified instructor will optimize your flight experience by spending a half hour in the classroom teaching you the ins and outs of helicopter hovering. Understanding the inputs and the results will make your flight exciting and rewarding. You will apply your new skills with a 30 minute hands-on experience in a real helicopter with your instructor.
Fixed Base Operator (FBO)
We offer a full-service FBO with some of the best prices in the Chicago area. Our services include:
- Phillips 66 Aviation Fuel (100LL and Jet-A with or without Prist)
- Courtesy car
- Pilot equipment sales
- Wireless Internet
- Aircraft tiedowns and hangar space
Our FAA certified ground and flight instructors can help guide you through the challenges and opportunities in getting your airplane or helicopter pilot certificate, and can help you hone your skills through advanced and proficiency training. You can be a pilot! We offer introductory flights and gift certificates, so if you or a loved one is interested in getting started, stop on by!
Unless you own your own plane, you'll probably need to rent one. We have a flight club that gives preferential rental rates, and also has periodic activities to keep you flying and having fun. Find out more about the cost savings, and see pictures from some of the trips we've taken across the country and in your own backyard.
Sometimes you aren't interested in flying somewhere yourself, but want to take from one to six people quickly and efficiently, without a long drive or the interminable wait at the larger airports. A&M Aviation is affiliated with Better Living Aviation to help take care of these needs with our air taxi service.
For both flight training and subsequent rental, we offer a varied fleet of aircraft from a variety of manufacturers. Whether you're looking for a classic light-sport tail-dragger or a serious twin, we have a plane for you. And for those who wish the freedom to go anywhere without even needing a runway, we have a helicopter, which can land almost anywhere!