We’re now in planning for our 2020 event, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27.  This website will continue to describe our 2019 show, to give you a feel for the kinds of great activities we offer.  We’ll update this site for 2020 when our plans are completed.


We are the largest event of its kind in the Northeastern USA!  New in 2019:  a major Food Truck Festival, featuring more than 25 food vendors offering a wide range of great things to eat.  Click here to see a list of participating food trucks.. 

Our show is like a special kind of country fair, built around displays of 750+ great airplanes and cars of virtually every type and vintage.  We have 150 exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers, and offer many fun activities to interest the entire family.   

We feature amazing airplanes and cars you can see up close and meet their proud owners. Our airplanes range from antiques dating back to the 1920's, to homebuilts, helicopters, small former military aircraft, and brand new airplanes on display by dealers. Our Car Show features old autos, brand new exotic vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, ex-military vehicles, and more than 30 new cars on display. Airplane and car owners are urged to display their vehicles for judging, and we award trophies in many categories.   Pets on leashes are welcome, and we even provide a watering station.  Handicapped parking and restrooms are available. There is no entry fee, but your donation is appreciated.  Nearby parking is available at $10, with proceeds to benefit the Boy Scouts.  We are Cyclist Friendly (see link on left)

The links on the left describe the full range of activities at our 2019 show.  Here are some of our 2019 attractions:

  • A major Food Truck Festival for breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • AT- World War II Training Aircraft and Helicopter rides - details
  • Gyrocopter demonstration flight
  • Kaman KMAX helicopter on display.
  • Aerial Banner Tow Pickup and Drop-off demonstration
  • Kids' Activities - Kiddeland, face painting, and more
  • Radio Control Model  Airplane Aerobatics
  • Free Seminar symposiums by outstanding presenters
  • Live Music - Two bands: Smooth Whatever and The Jolly Beggars
  • Yankee Clippers Formation Flying Team
  • LifeStar Medivac Helicopter on display - Come meet the crew
  • Powered Parachute demonstration (winds permitting)
  • New Cars and Airplanes on display by dealers

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 to Chapter 324 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Cam Crashers Car Club, our many Event Sponsors, and especially to our many volunteers. 

If your business would like to sponsor, advertise, or exhibit in 2019, please contact Bill Thomas for info (860-693-4550 or 

Photos on this site are courtesy of Phil Worley, the Simsbury Camera Club, and you can see many Hartford Courant photos here.  

WFSB, Channel 3. reported on the event click here to watch the video