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.

  • Benefits enjoyed by members of the 43rd Aviation:
  • Hour are charged by Tach time - not Hobbs time
  • There are no minimums on daily or weekend reservations.
  • Each member is allowed up to a two week reservation for a vacation once each year with no minimum hours.
  • Advance online reservations allow for planning special events or trips.
  • Airplanes are fully IFR equipped.
  • Fuel arrangements, reservation assistance, and other services by our local FBO Atlantic make for convenient access to the airplanes.
  • Rate for the planes are based on Tach time and are some of the lowest in the New England region
  • Each member is a named insured on the policy provided by the club.
  • There is a 45 member limit.
  • Memberships are equity positions in the club which may be later sold or transferred. 
  • Monthly meetings are held where we discuss club business and other flying stuff.
  • Minutes of each meeting are sent to the members house via our online reservation system
  • Reminder notices are sent to individual members when their medicals or biennial flight reviews are coming due. Members enjoy the camaraderie of friends who love flying and share their experiences.
  • Monthly dues float based on insurance costs, tie-down and number of members in the club