Our Newest Addition has Landed!

Say hello to the Vans RV-12, Back 40 Flying Club's newest aircraft.


We’re accepting new members!

Welcome to the Back 40 Flying Club! We are glad you stopped by. Simply put, we love to fly and have been doing so since 1952. We are a not-for-profit, IRS 501(c) (7) organization, principally located at the Fort Wayne International Airport (KFWA). Learn more about us here and feel free to get in touch as we would be happy to show you around.


With aircraft at both Fort Wayne International Airport (KFWA) and the DeKalb County Airport (KGWB), Back 40 members enjoy instrument approaches, larger runways, and all the safety margins one can expect from larger airports. KFWA is small enough to make interactions with local air traffic control an easy and friendly experience.


The Piper Archer III and Cessna 172 are housed in Hanger 2040 at KFWA, near the Fort Wayne Aero Center, which is heated and has restrooms on-site. The Aero Center also provides us professional and courteous line services, so tasks such as fueling, towing, and hanger movement activities are completed for you. Vehicle parking is available right at the hanger as well. With members getting their own plane and hanger keys, it’s simple to park, pre-flight, load up, and fly. The Vans RV-12 is housed at KGWB, within a heated hanger. Fueling services are available and members get their own plane key and hanger access as well.

Flight Instruction

Contact us to learn about flight instruction and training opportunities. We are here to help our members achieve their flying goals.

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