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Simsbury Fly-In & Car Show
September 17, 2017
Come and enjoy the largest event of its kind in the Northeastern USA! The 2017 show date is Sept. 17 at Simsbury Airport in Connecticut.
The event is like a special kind of country fair, focused on displays of 750+ great airplanes and cars of every type and vintage, with 150 exhibitors, sponsors, and advertisers to interest the entire family.
Here’s a sample of planned 2017 activities, with even more to come:
-World War 2 B-17 Bomber Flyover
-Flying Tigers artifacts and seminar by New England Air Museum
-Gyrocopter demonstration flight
-Airplane Rides: AT6 World War 2 Trainer
-Aerial Banner Tow Pickup and Drop-off demonstration
-Radio Control Model Airplane Aerobatics
-The Real Story of the JFK, Jr. Accident – Presented by the NTSB
-Yankee Clippers Formation Flying Team
-LifeStar Medivac Helicopter on display – Come meet the crew
-Powered Parachute demonstration (winds permitting)
-The United Flying Octogenarians gathering – (Pilots age 80+)
-Live Music – Jolly Beggars authentic Irish music
-Ben and Jerry’s and many other specialty food vendors
-New Cars and Airplanes on display by their dealers
-Kids’ activities – Kiddeland, face painting, and more
Hundreds of airplanes and cars will be featured with their proud owners. 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 features old autos, brand new exotic vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, ex-military vehicles, and new cars of almost every make. Pets on leashes are welcome, and a watering station will be provided. Handicapped parking and restrooms are available.
There is no entry fee, but your donation is appreciated. Nearby parking is available at $10, with proceeds helping to benefit the Boy Scouts.
Presented by the Simsbury Flying Club. Proceeds from this event help keep our airport in operation. As a non-profit, all-volunteer group, The club receives no funding from any governmental agency. Special thanks to the Drakeville and Torringford Vol. Fire Depts. for coordinating the Car Show, to Chapter 324 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and to the many Event Sponsors.