The 31st annual Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show is set for Sept. 18 at Simsbury Airport (4B9) in Central Connecticut.
This is the largest event of its kind in the northeastern United States, according to organizers.
It will feature more than 750 airplanes and cars of virtually every type and vintage, in a country fair setting, with almost 150 activities, exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers to interest the entire family, they said.
The lineup of activities this year includes:
- Radio Control Model Airplane Aerobatic Demonstration;
- Yankee Clippers Formation Flying Team;
- Waco Biplane Rides;
- Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome aircraft;
- Live music all day;
- Ben and Jerry’s and many other specialty food vendors;
- Hourly test runs of a 1920 blimp engine by NE Air Museum;
- New cars and airplanes on display by their dealers;
- Kids’ activities;
- Local artisans with fun products from T-shirts to toys to craft items;
- Judging and trophies for cars and airplanes;
- Free aviation seminars;
- The Unidentified Flying Octogenarians featuring their travels around the worl;
- The “Wirecats” championship robotic demonstration team;
- Pancake breakfast and lunch;
- Aerial Banner Tow Pickup demonstration;
- LifeStar Medivac Helicopter on display; and,
- Group arrival by a powered parachute team.
“Our display airplanes range are the full gamut — antiques, homebuilts, helicopters, small former military aircraft, dealer new aircraft, and everything between,” organizers noted. “If you’re proud of it, bring it!”
Pets on leashes are welcome, and a watering station will be provided.
Rain date is Sept. 25.
Full event details are at SimsburyFlyIn.com.