The 43rd Aviation Flying Club is a non-profit corporation which was established in 1962. The club is based at Brainard Airport (HFD) in Hartford, Connecticut, and has operated as a member-owned association ever since. Over the years, the club as owned and operated several aircraft for the enjoyment of its members. The club has a diverse membership, with a wide range of aviation experience from low-time weekend pilots, to seasoned ATPs with thousands of hours.