Simsbury Airport

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Simsbury Airport
Simsbury Airport.JPG
Airport typePublic
OwnerAirport Realty Association, LLC
OperatorSimsbury Flying Club
LocationSimsbury, Connecticut
Elevation AMSL195 ft / 59 m
Coordinates41°55′00″N 072°46′38″W / 41.91667°N 72.77722°W / 41.91667; -72.77722
4B9 is located in Connecticut
Location of airport in Connecticut/United States
4B9 is located in the United States
4B9 (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 2,205 672 Asphalt
Statistics (1997)
Aircraft operations12,775
Based aircraft52

Simsbury Airport (FAA LID: 4B9) is a public use airport located in Simsbury and East Granby, both towns in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is privately owned by the Airport Realty Association, LLC.[1] The airport is operated by the Simsbury Flying Club, a not-for-profit group that operates an FBO at the airport. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a general aviation facility.[2]


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.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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).[1]

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.[1]

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 4B9 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-06-30
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^,0,3360579.story

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Coordinates: 41°54′58″N 72°46′44″W / 41.9161°N 72.7789°W / 41.9161; -72.7789