The Simsbury Fly-In is held on the third Sunday each September. The event, which as many as 10,000 people, 150 airplanes, and over 400 classic autos have attended in the past, also showcases parachute jumpers, a simulated rescue by a LifeStar helicopter, and has vendors and manufacturers displaying their products.
Simsbury Airport covers an area of 103 acres (42 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (3/21) measuring 2,205 x 50 ft (672 x 15 m).
For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2008, the airport had 12,775 aircraft operations, an average of 35 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% air taxi. There are 52 aircraft based at this airport: 96% single engine and 4% multi-engine.
On December 27, 2011 around 12:45 pm, a gyrocopter crashed upon landing on runway 3. The aircraft flew into a patch of rough air and the pilot lost control which resulted in a major loss of altitude. The gyrocopter made a crash landing in a nearby landfill and flipped over from the blades hitting the ground. The pilot walked away with no injuries, but his gyrocopter was destroyed.