SIMSBURY FLY-IN AND CAR SHOW
The 29th annual Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show will be held this year on Sunday, September 14th from 8 AM to 3 PM. (Rain date Sept 21) We are the largest event of its kind in New England, featuring up to 700 great airplanes and cars of virtually every type and vintage, plus lots of activities for the entire family. This year's special features include at least the following, with additional activities being added as our planning is finalized:
- Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps narrated demonstration
- Biplane rides
- Radio Control Model Airplane Flying Demonstration
- Battle of the antique engines by NE Air Museum and Owls Head Museum
- Gyrocopter and powered parachute flights
- Live music by the Jolly Beggars Irish band
- Yankee Clippers Formation Flying Team
- Ben and Jerry's and many other specialty food vendors
- Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Aircraft
- 50 New Cars (click here for info) and Airplanes on display by their dealers
- LifeStar Medivac Helicopter on display - Come meet the crew
- Kids' activities - Kiddeland, face painting, and more
- Local artisans with fun products from T-shirts to toys to craft items
- Free seminars (click here for info)
- Delicious pancake breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices
Our venue is Simsbury Airport, and is designed so you can see our airplanes and cars up close and talk with their proud owners. Our airplanes range from antiques dating back to the 1920's, to homebuilts, helicopters, small former military aircraft, and brand new models on display by dealers. The Car Show portion of our event features old autos, brand new exotic vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, ex-military vehicles, and new cars of almost every make. Airplane and car owners are urged to display their vehicles for judging, and we award trophies in many categories.
There is no entry fee, but your donation is appreciated. Nearby parking is available at $10, with proceeds helping to benefit the Boy Scouts. Handicapped parking and restrooms are available.
We are the Simsbury Flying Club, and proceeds from this event help keep our airport in operation. As a non-profit, all-volunteer group, we receive no funding from any governmental agency. Special thanks for assistance by Porter and Chester Institute for our Car Show, to Chapter 324 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and to our many Event Sponsors.
This website will tell you everything you need to know about our 2014 event. The links in the left margin lead to info on specific topics. We update this information from time to time, so please check back with us. Please join us at this great family event.
ARRIVING PILOTS: THE AIRPORT WILL BE OFFICIALLY CLOSED TO ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES FROM NOON TO 1:30 PM. CLICK ON LINK - INFO FOR ARRIVING PILOTS - TO SEE FAA ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR ALL OTHER TIMES.