For over 41 years, Indianapolis enjoyed the perks of a private travel club.
Legacy Travel Club was conceived by Madison, Indiana native Christopher Allen. After the demise of ATA Airlines in 2008, Allen shaped a plan to bring back direct air service to Indianapolis, and immediately set out to construct a carefully detailed business plan and model that could work in today's high fuel price market.
Allen's concept began as an intra-state air carrier, blossoming into a full-fledged travel club with its own jet. With the birth of his son and death of his father in the span of six months, Allen named the company in honor of his father's legacy of flight and love for aviation.
Allen's first meeting was with ATA's founder, J. George Miklesons in 2010. Allen shared his vision with George, and thus began the ascent that continues to this very day. Allen then took his concept to the Indianapolis SCORE group (Service Corps of Retired Executives), a nonprofit entity to assist entrepreneurs hammer out the financials and practicality of their ventures. For over 18 months, Allen met with his SCORE adviser every two weeks, breaking down the aviation industry to the nuts and bolts. Allen's goal was to find out if Legacy's business model was a viable entity. As he said at the time, "I wanted to find out all the reasons NOT to do it now, versus five years into it and realize I made a mistake."
With over 3 ½ years of due diligence, Allen has demonstrated that Legacy can be a viable, and profitable business entity.
Legacy announced its concept in August 2011, gathering a small team of advisers who polished the concept even more. Allen has presented Legacy to the Venture Club of Indiana, The Innovation Showcase, and has signed an exclusive financing deal with Amvest Financial Group that will bring back a staple of Indianapolis aviation; an authentic home town airline.
Voyager 1000 Travel Club 1964-1973