Back 40 Flying Club

Join the Back 40 Flying Club

The Back Forty Flying Club is currently accepting new members! Before applying for membership, we encourage you to Learn About the Club to see if it is a good fit for you.

Our club offers the best value in the Fort Wayne area, both in terms of cost and convenience. It’s the next best thing to owning your own aircraft. Our aircraft are routinely upgraded with new interiors, new exteriors and new engines. Our budgeting model factors in these upgrades, so we do not ask members to directly fund these improvements.

Fixed Costs


Monthly dues cover your share of hangar rent, $1,000,000 Liability Insurance, Full Hull Insurance, GPS database upgrades, electronic IFR/VFR Charts subscriptions, and other fixed costs to the club.


  • $600 deposit (refundable upon leaving the club)
  • $85 Dues per month

Hourly Rate> /> Our hourly rates include all fuel and oil costs, and are based on Tachometer time, not Hobbs time, as is typical for aircraft rental. This represents a savings of 10 to 15% when compared with Hobbs time. This rate varies periodically according to the price of fuel. 

Current Hourly Rate is $120 Per Tach Hour (For either aircraft)

If you have any questions about the club, or would like to get to know us better, contact our Membership Committee Chairman, Jim Richardson at 260-747-7070. You may also send us an email.

How to join:

First Step: Download and Complete an Application

After submission, our membership chairman will be in touch with you to complete some additional items.

Complete and Submit a Non-Sida TSA Badge application
Complete and Submit our Insurance Form

You will need to submit copies of your   
  1. Driver's License
  3. Pilot's Certificate
  5. Medical Certificate
  7. Logbook's
    1. First Page
    2. Current status endorsement pages