CAP Flying Association

Hartford-Brainard Airport (KHFD)
Hartford, CT
Phone: 203-488-8543

Club Facilities

  • Online Flight Scheduler
  • AOPA Network Club
  • Restrooms


Civil Air Patrol Flying Association (CAPFA), although no longer affiliated with Civil Air Patrol, is one of Connecticut's oldest flying clubs. Established in 1946, CAPFA has been operating out of Brainard Airport (HFD), in Hartford, continuously for 70 years. CAPFA has provided educational and recreational flying opportunities for generations of general aviation student and private pilots.

As a non-profit flying club, CAPFA is dedicated to providing an affordable learning and recreational flying environment for its members. We currently operate one aircraft.

CAPFA offers an online scheduling system, reasonable monthly fees and flying rates, liberal booking policies, as well as club CFI's (Certificated Flight Instructors). In addition to providing high-quality and well-maintained aircraft, CAPFA provides the social camaraderie only aviation enthusiasts can appreciate. Per our original charter, we are one of few clubs in Connecticut that admit student pilots. We also sponsor a club dinner, educational events and of course, lots of hangar talk.

Come to a monthly meeting, the third Thursday of each month at 7PM, usually (unless we're hosting our annual dinner meeting or annual cookout meeting) in the conference room of Hartford Jet Center, located on Lindbergh Drive at Brainard Airport.

Currently (03/17), we are the only flying club on the field that has completed the ADS-B (In & Out) with Bluetooth info to your tablet along with traffic and weather on the Garmin 430.

Type of Flying Available

  • IFR
  • Local
  • VFR
  • Cross Country


Club Details

  • Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
  • Average Membership Size: 20
  • Average number of Aircraft: 1
  • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

Club Contacts

  • Kris Akerley (President)
  • 860-209-0381 ()
  • Dan Corjulo (Treasurer)
  • 860-805-1742 ()