A proud native of Madison, Indiana, Chris is the third generation to be involved with aviation. His grandfather James R. Allen and father R. Bruce Allen were both private pilots from Louisville, Kentucky. Chris worked for American Trans Air (ATA Airlines) for seven years, where his excitement and passion for aviation blossomed. After the collapse of ATA in 2008, Allen embraced his entrepreneurial passions as he set out build a similar brand to ATA from the ground up. Passion, hard work, and enthusiasm abounds as Chris cites the love for his late father Bruce and his son Samuel for devoting his entire life to making Heartland Travel Club a reality. Long hours, sleepless nights, and many days on the road are all part of the job, which he embraces every single day. Allen lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Sandy and son Samuel.