Since 1998, the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA), a grassroots organization for business aircraft operators and vendors, has promoted the exchange of information and expertise pertaining to all aspects of business aviation. We recognize the complex nature of the industry, which requires the constant support of many talented and dedicated individuals. Because of this, CABAA offers a collective community for those involved in the safe and efficient operation of corporate aircraft in the Chicagoland area and beyond.
CABAA’s mission stretches far and wide, and can be represented within its various pillars, consisting of community and member outreach, scholarships, safety promotion, and legislative advocacy. These individual pillars interrelate in many ways and ultimately promote the advancement of business aviation in the Chicagoland Area.
Our annual golf outing, STEM signing day, and various other events promote community and member involvement throughout the Chicagoland area. Proceeds collected from the annual golf outing and various donations support the CABAA Educational Foundation, which raises and manages funds to promote and advance interest in corporate aviation through educational programs and scholarships. CABAA’s Safety Committee hosts an annual Safety Day to promote aviation safety among members and offers insight into both legislative and non-legislative improvements to aviation safety.
Monthly meetings generally consist of committee meetings, networking opportunities and educational forums and are typically held at the Drury Lane Banquet Hall in Oakbrook Terrace. These meetings alternate with various airport open house events, sponsored by FBO's, vendors, or visits to various CABAA member's operations. In addition, the board of directors, CABAA education foundation, committee and sub-committee meetings are held as required.
Becoming an active member and volunteering for our various committees is a great way to give back to the local aviation community and access countless networking opportunities. If business aviation is your passion, we invite you to explore membership opportunities within CABAA. Our members include corporations, individuals, educators, students or anyone with an interest in the aviation industry. Not only does CABAA offer numerous business aviation related resources, it provides a community of diverse individuals who share a passion for business aviation. Join today!