General Aviation

General Aviation (GA) operations are fully supported at both of our airports. Please use the links below for details to FAQ.

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Smith Field Airport, on the north side of Fort Wayne is the area’s premier GA airport & offers easy access to downtown businesses. Hangar rental, aircraft rental, flight instruction and full FBO services are available there.

Building on its rich history and culture, Smith Field Airport has taken off with a new vision. Smith Field Airport is situated on 236 acres of land approximately 5 miles north of downtown Fort Wayne and serves Northeast Indiana’s general aviation community. Managed by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, Smith Field is striving to grow general aviation in the region by introducing additional aeronautical education opportunities and pursuing innovative development.

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Fort Wayne International is a joint use facility that has a variety of hangars and services to offer its GA customers. Across from the main terminal, located at 4401 Altitude Drive, is an upscale FBO terminal, Fort Wayne Aero Center, where pilots will find services including fueling, oxygen services, tie down, aircraft maintenance, avionics sales and service, aircraft parts, de-icing, lav service, and air start.

Fort Wayne Aero Center
(260) 446-3456

FAA Control Tower
(260) 479-6551

Pilot Information

FAA IdentifierSMD
Lat/Long41-08-36.1000N / 085-09-10.0000W 41-08.601667N / 085-09.166667W 41.1433611 / -85.1527778 (estimated)
Elevation835 ft. / 254.5 m (surveyed)
Variation05W (2000)
From City4 miles N of FORT WAYNE, IN
Time ZoneUTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Savings Time)
Address902 W. Ludwig Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Airport Communications

Fort Wayne Approach127.2(SW/NW OF ACTIVE RWY) 132.15(SE/NE OF ACTIVE RWY) [0600-2300]
Fort Wayne Departure127.2(SW/NW OF ACTIVE RWY) 132.15(SE/NE OF ACTIVE RWY) [0600-2300]
WX ASOS at FWA (10 nm S)Phone: (260) 478-5615
AWOS124.55 or (260) 490-4030
AWOS Websitehttp://

Airport Services

Fuel available100LL & JET-A
100LL Full Serve - $5.86100LL Self Serve - $5.66
Jet A Full Serve - $4.89Jet A Self Serve - $4.69
ParkingHangars and Tiedowns
Powerplant ServicesMajor
Bottled OxygenNone
Bulk OxygenNone

Airport Groups