Fort Wayne International Airport
3801 W. Ferguson Rd., Ste. 209 Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Phone: (260) 747-4146
The Fort Wayne International Airport was originally called "Baer Field" and was a World War II military base.
The base was a large training facility during World War II and more than 100,000 military personnel served at the airport. The military base was made up of more than 100 buildings.
The airport changed its name to renamed the Fort Wayne Municipal Airport in 1946. The name was changed again in 1991 to reflect that travelers could now clear customs. It became the Fort Wayne International Airport.
The Fort Wayne International Airport also houses the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum - a showcase of aviation in the tri-state area, featuring military, commercial, and general aviation.
Tours are free and last about 1 1/2 hours. The tour highlights the lives of Ft. Wayne's "Bird Boy", Art Smith and WWI Ace, Lt. Paul Baer. The romance era of aviation is brought to life through historic details of the old Baer Field and memories of Fort Wayne in the 40's and 50's.
The museum is located on the secured side of the Lt. Paul Baer terminal at Fort Wayne International Airport.